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Youth Sailing

Registration is now open for the Gig Harbor Yacht Club Junior Sail Program to be held in the harbor this summer. Learn-to-sail camp is being offered to youth ages 9 to 18 in five-day sessions running from June 20 to Aug. 26. No sailing experience is necessary (just the ability to swim) for this sailing day camp, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Classes will be taught by U.S. Sailing certified instructors out of West Shore Marina. Beginning and Intermediate level classes are being offered and students will gain on-the-water sailing experience, instruction in basic boating safety, seamanship, sailing etiquette and knot-tying. Cost is $320 per student per week and some discounts do apply, so please ask. Also, sailing Race Team is available to advanced sailors in grades 8 through 12 who have gained Intermediate skills. Practices are held in the afternoons and racers will have the opportunity to attend weekend regattas. For more information and registration for Sailing Camp or Race Team, go to: www.ghycjuniorsail.org, or call: (253) 214-6131.