The Mumbai-based Sailing School of India is organising, ‘Learn to Sail An Optimist’, a Christmas Coaching Camp from December 20-23, 2014 at the H2o Water Sports Complex, Girgaum, Chowpatty, Marine Drive.
SSI will impart training on personal safety and safety procedures, whilst sailing including avoiding collisions, capsize recovery, drills, paddling the boat, towing and weather.
The school will also be sharing the knowledge of all parts of the boats and their functions, basic sailing terminology and boat care, besides giving training on rigging and un-rigging the boat with minimal supervision, understanding of all points of sailing, tacking, gybing and being able to launch, recover and sail a basic course in addition to the knowledge of basic rules of sailing.
Upon successful completion of the course, certificates will be awarded as accredited by the Royal Yachting Association (U.K.) and Yachting Association of India. Sailors can go on to join the monthly programme, take part in sailing competitions in Mumbai and all over India as well as become eligible to sail at Optimist National Championships in India and abroad. Age group is from 7-15 years. The school admits 6.5 year olds, provided if they have prior sailing experience. For registration contact: 9820712399 / 9920208578.