Sail away with community boating program
Published 6:35 pm, Thursday, April 7, 2011
Community Sailing of Fairfield is offering a free series of three seminars covering safety regulations, sailing basics and seamanship, beginning later this month.
The series will be on three successive Thursday evenings, beginning April 28.
The seminars are scheduled from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the conference room of the town's Postol Recreation Center, 75 Mill Plain Road.
Conducted by Ginny Perry Worcester, a U.S. Sailing certified instructor, the sessions will offer an overview of sailing.
Topics include: April 28, "Safety at Sea; " May 5, " How to Sail;" May 12, "Seamanship, Rules of the Road and Emergencies."
CSF said it also would offer free, dockside sailing clinics at Ye Yacht Yard in Southport Harbor on yet-to-be-determined dates in June, open to both novices and experienced sailors. Those sessions will offer hands-on instruction in sailing techniques, tactics, boat maneuvering and rules of the road.
CSF is a membership owned and operated nonprofit organization under the auspices of the town's Parks and Recreation Department. The organization promotes sport and recreational sailing by making it more accessible, affordable and convenient and providing sailing services to the community.
CSF membership is open to the public, but requires dues.
Members have use of two Ideal 18 sailboats, four two-man ocean kayaks and two one-man kayaks. Members are allowed to reserve the boats for two-hour increments between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., seven days a week.
CSF's sailing season begins May 1 and continues to mid-October.
For more information, contact CSF by email at: ComSail553@gmail.com.