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Advanced Sailing

Please be advised that any decisions regarding the 2020 LYC Swim Team and 2020 LYC Sailing Camp/Advanced Sailing are currently on hold. 
As we all know, things are changing rapidly.  We are hopeful that when these programs are scheduled to start in mid-June, we will be back to what we know as normal.  However, the reality is that either way, people will be altering schedules as they relate to school, vacations, other camps and commitments, finances, etc.
We will work with everyone to reschedule sessions you have already signed up for and/or cancel with refunds.
We will need to do this in an organized fashion in conjunction with our registration providers.  When we are prepared for such adjustments, we will send another email with details.  In the meantime, if you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to contact our General Manager at gm@lewesyc.com
Sincerely,
Greg Raschdorf           Beth Copeland                  Steve Nieblas                     Shaun Tyndall
General Manager         Pool Chair                        Sailing Chair                      Swim Team Chair
 

Registration
Description/Eligibility 
Our most advanced race training program at a seasonal rate.  Offers a spot in all afternoon advanced sailing / race training classes (Monday-Wednesday) for the entire season, on the water coaching at scheduled Thursday events (registration/travel fees not included), and Friday afternoon race series entry.  Includes 420 boat rental fee.

Students must be proficient sailors and have some experience with the concept of racing.  Usually a minimum of 3 weeks of LYC sailing camp or equivalent experience/skill level is required before a student is permitted to register.  Please check with LYC Sailing before registering if you are unsure of a student's eligibility.  Returning racers all pre-qualify to register.

**Boat rental/lease agreement form must be completed before registrant is permitted to use the vessel.

(If student has a partner with a private boat they plan to sail on, please select the No Rental registration option instead).
 
Preliminary Schedule/Events 
CBYRA: 
Rock Hall Yacht Club: Thursday, June 25
Lewes Yacht Club - Wednesday (practice)/Thursday (race) July 22-23
Indian Landing Boat Club - Thursday, July 30

MAYRA: 
(Possible addition - Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May - Thursday August 13) 

The full list of CBYRA events:
http://www.cbyrajuniorsailing.org/Race-Info/High-Point 
The full list of MAYRA events:
https://mayrasailing.org/upcoming-events

If any race ready sailors want to attend more than just the events listed above, I will be more than happy to organize travel and coaching for any and all events less than 3 hours away.
 
Pricing/Sign Up Information
Advanced Sailing option:
Race Team Fees    
Boat Member Non-Member
Opti 600 750
     
Laser 650 800
     
420 (price per sailor) 550 700
     
Boat Supplied by Sailor 400 550
     

Parent Support
We may ask of our parents to volunteer towing trailers to events. We'll offer quick towing seminars on request for anyone not familiar with trailering.
 
Other than towing, there are several things parents of sailors can do to make it easier on coaching staff, but not all of them are feasible for everyone.
 
The number one thing is parent interest. Talk to your sailor about what they've been doing on/off the water.  Even a small involvement in sailing by a parent can make the entire sport much more rewarding for a young sailor.  If any of our parents are interested in learning even a limited amount about sailing, we offer adult sailing classes on Saturday mornings, along with private lessons upon request.
 
Have your own gear.  This is a very broad subject as it ranges from clothing to the boat itself.  Initially it's recommended to start with a lifejacket, boots, and gloves that are comfortable to wear for longer periods of time.  There are many places to look for these including local surf shops and nautical stores such as West Marine.   https://www.murrays.com/ and http://www.apsltd.com/ are both great sources for all your sailing needs with the latter even providing the boats themselves.  While I don't personally recommend immediately buying a boat, it may be something that parents want to look into in the future.  If anyone is considering purchasing a boat, especially a used boat, feel free to contact me.  I usually know of at least a few boats for sale locally and will be able to help you get the best deal possible, along with making sure the boat doesn't have any major issues. 

- Tyler Myers 
LYC Sailing Director