From its first junior program in 1953, WRSC has a long and successful history with young sailors - giving some of the best sailors in the country their start. Our instructors instill not only a respect for the water, but also teach the techniques and skills required to sustain a life-long passion for the sport while always keeping at the forefront the most important element of teaching young children – FUN!
Our program runs from mid-June through mid-August, Monday through Friday. Our students will not only learn through repetitive drills but also through creative ways such as an Adventure Sail, an inquisitive Treasure Hunt, a game of Jeopardy on a stormy day, and through so many other creative ways. Each session culminates with a special activity that will use all the skills that they have learned whether it be it a sail to High Island in the Rhode River for lunch or a quiet picnic to Round Bay to observe the horseshoe crabs hatching their young.
We offer four sessions each summer for all ages 5-18, from Sea Urchins to Optis, 420 and Lasers. Each two week session will cover the appropriate skills for each student’s level, and builds on the skills for those students returning for more than one session
Sailors are also given the opportunity to participate in summer regattas around the Bay with our Racing Team. They can participate for a full season or just partake in one. And they don’t have to start out as racers. Anyone with the desire will be given a chance to see what racing is all about. Parents of sailors participating in summer regattas will be asked to assist in some regatta transportation.
WHY WRSC JUNIOR FLEET?
Our all-weather Clubhouse is situated on about one acre of land on the shore of Tenthouse Creek. The view from the patio looking out onto the West River and the Bay beyond can be awe-inspiring when the light is right on a clear day. Our club moorings and 270 foot pier provide a place for big boats and dinghies to tie up while our members and guests are ashore.