GRSC Sailing School Program

The goal of the GRSC Sailing School Program is to promote sailing and provide the opportunity to sail on Lake Michigan. Students will participate in at least three interactive classroom lessons taught by experienced sailors. Students will graduate to Monday Night Lite Racing with at least three on the water outings. Indoor classes are tentatively scheduled from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the GRSC Clubhouse.

SPRING 2017 CURRICULUM

Class 1 (March 6, 2017): Boat Anatomy & Knot Tying Fun

  • Helpful knot tying websites & videos
  • Several lines/ropes for hands on demonstrations
  • Parts of a sailboat
  • Discussion and questions

Class 2 (March 13, 2017): Wind: The Invisible Force Around You

  • Points of Sail
  • Apparent vs. Real Wind Demonstrations
  • Discussion and questions

Class 3 (March 20, 2017): Boating Safety: How to Stay Alive

  • Rules of the Road
  • Helming
  • Safety Devices/Emergency Situations
  • Navigational Markers
  • Discussion and Questions

2017 Monday Night Lite Racing (For Sailing School Participants)

  • Monday, June 12: Dryer Architectural Group Monday Night Lite Race #1
  • Monday, June 26: Dryer Architectural Group Monday Night Lite Race #2
  • Monday, July 10: Dryer Architectural Group Monday Night Lite Race #3
  • Monday, July 31: Monday Night Lite Baneberry Cup #1
  • Monday, August 14: Monday Night Lite Baneberry Cup #2
  • Monday, August 28: Monday Night Lite Baneberry Cup #3

For more information, or to sign up, Contact Betty Clark & Sharon McAlister