New this fall is a cooperative initiative with Beachland Elementary and Gifford Middle Schools to form 12-to-15-member squadrons for kids to learn to sail while enjoying the beautiful Indian River Lagoon and getting hands-on experience applying science, math, and environmental concepts. The program is taught by professional sailing instructors and utilizes elements of the US Sailing STEM Education Initiative curriculum. We hope to extend the program to other area schools in the near future.
The 10 weekly sessions will take place at the Youth Sailing Foundation’s campus, which provides indoor and outdoor classroom space, all necessary boats and equipment, and waterfront access just south of the 17th Street bridge. Transportation from school to the facility will be provided.
Beachland Shark Squadron
(open to 4th & 5th graders only)
Mondays 3:45 to 5:30pm
September 18 – November 6
GMS Dolphin Squadron
Wednesdays 3:15 to 5:00pm*
September 20 – November 8
*1:15 to 3:00pm on Oct 18 due to early release
End-of-season celebration and Veteran’s Day Regatta
Saturday, November 11
The Fall term is fully enrolled. The next session will begin in early 2018 – check back for more information and registration details.