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Ninety-eight students learn sailing in Lahaina Yacht Club program

By Staff | Aug 1, 2019

For students, the highlight of each day was sailing on one of the club’s 16 Open Bic sailboats.

LAHAINA – Lahaina Yacht Club just completed its 25th annual summer Junior Sailing Program. In 6 one-week sailing camps, a total of 98 students ages 8-16 were given the opportunity to learn the basics of sailing.

Students learned sailing terminology, theory and several of the most common knots used by sailors.

Lahaina Yacht Club would like to thank the more than 20 volunteers who helped with the launching and retrieving of boats over the six weeks of the program.

Special thanks to the Maui Boat and Yacht Club and to the Lahaina Complex After School Tutor Project, both of which provided scholarships for several students.?

Lahaina Yacht Club also runs several advanced racing clinics for students who wish to become more proficient in small boat sailing and racing.

For more information about junior or adult sailing opportunities, contact the Lahaina Yacht Club secretary at office@lyc.us.