Juneau Youth Sailing courses begin June 11

Locals are invited to learn the thrill of sailing by participating in courses offered by the Juneau Youth Sailing Club.

In a release from the volunteer-run, Juneau non-profit, the organization stated that “sailing teaches confidence, leadership, and boating skills.”

This year, classes run from June 11 to August 11. They are as follows:

Juniors morning classes:

• June 11-15

• June 18-22

• July 9-13

• July 16-20

Level 1 afternoon classes:

• June 11-15

• June 18-22

• July 9-13

• July 16-20

Level 2 classes:

• June 25-28 (long days, 4-day week)

• July 23-27 (long days)

Level 3 classes:

• July 30-Aug 1 (Long days, 3-day week)

Adult classes:

• July 28 (long day)

• August 11 (long day)

In addition to sailing classes, the Juneau Youth Sailing program also offers Friday Night Adult Races. Races run from 6-8 p.m. every Friday, from May 11 through the end of August. The race series is an adult program for experienced sailors ages 16 and older. Race experience, however, is not required.

For more information and to register for races and classes, just visit the Juneau Youth Sailing website at: http://www.juneauyouthsailing.org.


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