To register, please complete the Registration Form and deliver it along with your cheque for $400
per student made payable to Bahamas Sailing Association to Nassau Yacht Club located on
East Bay Street immediately west of Fort Montagu.
For more information and to enroll, contact:Robert Dunkley: 357-3959 (Cell)
As well as sailing skills, participants learn how to rig and de-rig their boats and the importance of self-discipline, team work, respect for fellow competitors and decision making.
$400 for a two week session including lunch and drinks.
Please make cheques payable to:Bahamas Sailing Assoc.
They can be dropped off at the Nassau Yacht Club or mailed to P.O. Box N-752,
Contact: Robert Dunkley: 357-3959
WHAT IS SUMMER SAILING ALL ABOUT?
The Bahamas Sailing Association has been running it’s summer sailing school out of the Nassau Yacht Club since 2005. It’s goal is to increase the number of Bahamian youngsters who know how to sail and to encourage sailing in all its aspects in The Bahamas.
For 2014 BSA will be bringing in a highly qualified instructor from Ireland (William O’Connor) to assist our year round Instructor (Donico Brown) with the running of the camp. William has his ISA Level 3 Instructor’s Certification and has taught for over 10 years. Donico has his ISAF and BSA Level 1 Certification and has taught for over 5 years. Assisting them will be 4 other BSA Level 1 certified instructors and three assistants who have been in our Year Round Sailing Program for a number of years.
The Summer Sailing Camp starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. The camp runs Monday to Friday for two weeks. Each student is assigned a boat, which is their boat for the duration of the camp. They are also assigned a life jacket. Once they have been assigned this equipment, they are responsible for its care.
The day is broken down into many different parts. When the students arrive in the morning, we generally have an on shore lesson about some aspect of sailing. Then they work together to rig their boats for the day’s sailing session. Weather permitting, they will go sailing in the morning and afternoon. At the end of the day the students wash down their boats and gear and properly stow them for the evening.
Lunch is provided. Once they have eaten, and everything is cleaned up, the students may go for a swim until the lunch hour is over.
We are able to handle a maximum of 30 students per session.
Each year, since 2005 in late September or early October, The Bahamas Sailing Association assists with the hosting of the Bahamas Optimist Junior National Championship. For the first five years it was held in Montagu Bay, Nassau. Since 2011, this event has been hosted by clubs in the other islands such as Grand Bahama, Harbour Island, and last year Governor’s Harbour. This year it will be in Long Island. The event has now grown to where last year 80 competitors participated from 5 different areas of the Bahamas as well as the Cayman Islands. Every student who attends our summer sailing program is encouraged to sail in this event. It is a wonderful experience for them, one in which they meet others their own age with similar interests from different parts of the country.
Once your child has completed one of summer sessions, they are able to continue sailing throughout the year in our weekly Saturday sailing sessions as well as after school on certain days. They will also be given the opportunity to compete in the many sailing regattas held throughout the year.