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Enrichment Programs
The Sailing Center’s Enrichment Program is comprised of two programs: Spinnaker Club on Saturday morning and Sunday Racing. These weekend programs are designed to make it easy for you to get on the water and practice sailing maneuvers‚ be evaluated for a light or medium air rating‚ go racing or simply get experience aboard an Ensign or another boat you have not yet tried.

It’s also a great way to meet other members and go sailing without having to find crew. MCSC staff will assist matching qualified skippers with crew to ensure that‚ if possible‚ everyone goes sailing with an experienced skipper aboard. You can sail Ensigns‚ Solings‚ J24s‚ 420s and even get aboard Misty‚ the Sailing Center’s C & C 27.

Spinnaker Club
One of the most popular programs at MCSC! Get the on-the-water practice time you need to improve your skills while sailing in a social‚ non-competitive environment on a variety of boats with qualified skippers. Also great as a make-up session if you miss a class during the week. You can be evaluated for a Light or Medium Air rating if wind conditions allow. It’s a great way to meet other members‚ too!

Dates Saturdays‚ April 30 - October 29‚ 2016
Time 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(No Spinnaker Club during regattas and some special events)

Sunday Racing
No racing experience necessary! Sunday Racing offers sailors the opportunity to learn and compete in a multitude of wind conditions on different MCSC boats. Learn as crew and gain confidence in boat handling‚ sail trim and rules of the road. Experienced skippers are always welcome. Lots of fun!

Dates Sundays‚ May 15-October 30‚ 2016 Time 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
(No Sunday Racing during regattas and some special events)

How do you register for the Enrichment Program?
When you register for the Enrichment Program‚ you simply pay one fee based upon your rating (see chart below) and you are set for the whole season. You are welcome to attend as many of the three programs as you like - as often as you like - there is no limit. All this for just one fee!
The Enrichment Program fee is good for one season - May through October - and expires at the end of that season.
*Registration fees and participation DO NOT carry over from one year to the next.

Enrichment Program Fee (based upon your rating)
Light Air rating (or no rating) $65
Medium Air rating $60
Heavy Air rating $60

More Enrichment Program Information:
You may participate in the Enrichment Program as many times as you are available throughout the entire season. Be on time! Boarding begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Sailors generally begin gathering about 15 - 30 minutes prior to boarding. Everyone who shows up on time goes sailing.

After the dockmaster/staff leave the dock‚ no other boats are allowed to be checked out until Open Sailing begins at 1:00 PM. Do not check out a boat without the express verbal consent of the dockmaster. Don’t miss the boat! If you arrive late‚ you may not get out on the water.

You don’t have to find crew. MCSC staff will assist in matching non-rated or Light Air rated sailors with more experienced sailors on Ensigns‚ Solings‚ 420s or J24s.

Check the weather and dress appropriately



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