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01794 526760

Getting Kids Into Sailing

May 22, 2018
RS Zest

A Junior Sailing Guide For Parents – George Yioulos, West Coast Sailing

So your kid is interested in sailing? Congratulations!  Kids are fickle these days, with so many distractions available. Sailing can be a great way for a young person to spend their time outdoors, learn new skills, and make new friends. Because sailing is dependent on weather and the environment, kids learn more than being in a gym all day with a ball. The sport of Sailing can be fun, social, and adventurous while encourage values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and sound decision making. When taught well and supported, it can build a positive and lifelong passion. The benefits are endless!

How to get your kids sailing?

Here are the three important steps you should take to get a child involved in sailing:

  • Research local sailing instruction with your kid
  • Sign up for a course, even if just a week long.
  • Get yourself Un-involved (especially if you’re a sailor yourself).

If you live even remotely near a body of water, chances are there is a camp, club, or some other program that offers sailing instruction. There are generally two types of organizations, those that offer formal sailing classes or instruction and those that “offer sailing” in a more recreational sense.

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