Women On Water

This past weekend, the SHYC Sailing Academy kicked off its 2021 season with a terrific adult learn to sail initiative dubbed Women on Water (WoW). Beginning with a Friday evening orientation, the weekend long sailing intensive featured our 2021 coaching staff (intros to follow shortly) along with SHYC members who volunteered their time so as to allow each student to be paired with a veteran sailor/instructor. The weather held off and the results were fantastic.(a few pics below) 

Rigging Albacores in preparation for launch
Safety Boat at the ready.
Weight to windward on Day 1

The learning began on land. Participants gather around SA Instructor, Rafael Pedro (stern of boat) as he briefs them on tacking procedures.

Many thanks to the SA staff, and SHYC member volunteers, Henry Pedro, Jamie and Julie Stewart, Guy Tipton, Ollie Tipton, Nick Williams, Amanda Pedro, and Ed Trevors. Additional thanks to Sailing Director, Ed Trevors for initiating the event and Maya Trevors for volunteering on the administration side. 

For those interested in learning to sail, weekly Adult Learn To Sail (ALTS) classes begin this evening at 5:30 and continue each Monday night to and through Monday, August 9. As part of the expanded value of your SHYC membership, members are entitled to these ALTS classes at no extra charge. Interested participants can contact Maya Trevors at shelburne.sailing.academy@gmail.com.  

Once qualified, members can make use of the Academy Albacore fleet whenever Summer Camp is not in session, including evenings and weekends. You don’t need to own a boat to enjoy all the joy and excitement of sailing at SHYC.