The National Sailing Academy announced it is taking part in Steering the Course, as part of an International Festival of Sailing with the objective of increasing the participation of women in the sport of sailing.
The Academy announced a date of May 30th to be the first Women’s Try Sailing Day. Chief Instructor Sylvester Thomas says, ‘We have been overwhelmed with the interest and have had to close off registration for the May 30th event as we now have 80 women registered. Because of that we have decided to add a new day, Sunday June 6th, 2021.’
There are four options of times to have a sailing experience, 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm. Novice sailors get to choose whether to go out on an 8ft dinghy, a 14 ft Keel boat or a 38 ft catamaran.
Any women who enjoy their Try-Sailing experience then have the option to continue sailing:
- Join weekly Women’s Group Sailing Lessons every Sunday at 10am, 12pm or 2pm which will cost EC$40 for a 90 minute lesson. These groups will have up to 6 students per instructor.
- Enroll for an RYA Sailing Course running 5 days a week, either mornings or afternoons, for a total of 16 hours sailing and at the end of the course receive a certificate which is Internationally recognised. The summer programme starts on 28th June and will be mixed classes with children also able to enroll. These classes will have up to 3 students per instructor.
- Once people reach a certain level, they can then continue to practice and build confidence by enrolling for a monthly pass to get daily dinghy practice for EC$350 per month.
To sign up for the Try-Sailing Day on 6th June register at www.nationalsailingacademy.org/trysailing
To book a place on the weekly lessons starting 13th June register at www.nationalsailingacademy.org/registration