Safety & Education
The ECSC Junior Sailing team has been working very hard this off season, and are looking forward to the new season that starts in April. They are all itching to get back on the water as soon as possible. We have several new sailors on the team and they are getting into the workout and strength building routine to be ready for spring. It is amazing how they work to be at their best. The 2018 season should be very productive for the club and the junior team! Can’t wait!
We are getting a high volume of interest in the upcoming ECSC Junior Sailing Camp which is in the end of June! If you have kids who are interested please get them signed up fast because spots are filling quickly! This camp has always been a ton of fun for the kids involved, and they come back year after year. Also, it is a great way to get kids interested in sailing and grow the sailing community! The majority of our Junior team has participated in the camp and are now great racers! The camp is a busy two weeks for our club and we are looking forward to another great year! Here is a link to camp the camp registration page.
ECSC Junior Sailor Reagan Lessick is currently down in Miami for the Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta. Being as Reagan is used to training on flat water, she has been out for two trainingsails in the Atlantic. She is getting used to the difference of sailing in the Atlantic. While a a bit nervous at first, she has quickly gotten used to the conditions and feels she is as ready as she can be for this event. If you are unfamiliar with the Orange Bowl, it is a large regatta held in Miami every year between Christmas and New Years. Over the past generations, ECSC has sent numerous sailors to this event to learn and to represent our club. Reagan decided to make the drive down to Miami to gain valuable experience that she hopes will pay off this summer in the I-LYA series, as well as Junior Bay Week. Reagan will be sailing with a sticker on the stern of her boat remembering the late Mark Gummer, who’s family generously asked donations made in Marks memory to be made to the ECSC Junior Program.
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June is when our summer sailing camp is held during the last two weeks of the month. We have a full camp again this year, with no more spots available. If you happen to be on the water during the time camp is being held please be aware that we have a lot of novices and young sailors in the area. Please be alert and give them extra room as quite often, we don’t know what to expect in regards to their boat handling. We hope to have another successful this summer and introduce many youngsters to the sport of sailing. As previously stated we hope to center our sailing camp operations in the new junior sailing building and limit the use of the upper pavilion.
The ILY-A Junior Traveler Series Regattas begin this weekend in Alum Creek. That will be followed with four additional regattas this month, along with instructing the two weeks of the Junior Sailing Camp. Needless to say it is a very busy month for our juniors! Keep an eye on the Junior Sailing Facebook page for results and feel free to offer words of encouragement.
Reagan Lessick just successfully completed her US Sailing Level 2 Certification. Way to go Reagan! We encourage our junior sailors to get as many instructor certifications as they can, which makes our instructor staff one of the best in the area!
Sail safe this month and we’ll update you again next month.