Mariner Sailing School: Sailing Camp

Alexandria, VA

Overview

At the Mariner Sailing School, your child will learn to sail in an atmosphere where fun, safety and responsibility are paramount. Our summer camps are a place to play, learn and grow.Children gain confidence around the water by learning safe sailing skills. 

Mariner Sailing School Camp

Wearing lifejackets in 14' Sunfish sailboats, they learn to sail confidently and have an all-around great time. On light air days, students are taught how to safely paddle a canoe or kayak through the beautiful Dyke Marsh surrounding our marina.

  • 15 hours of lessons aboard the Sunfish
  • ages 8 to 15
  • student-to-instructor ratio of 6:1
  • a few of the things you'll learn:
    • rigging a Sunfish
    • knots used in rigging
    • the points of sail
    • navigational markers
    • right-of-way rules
    • man-overboard drills
    • capsizing & recovery
    • mooring and dockingrills

The season will start in June and will be offered weekly through July and August. 

Monday - Friday sessions are offered from 10 AM to 1 PM or from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.  Students that wish to sail both sessions should bring lunch.

Cost and Session Information

Weekly 2016 youth courses will begin June 6th through August 22nd.

Course Total Hours Schedule Rates 1 person 2 people 3 people

Youth Sailing Camp 15 hours (Mon-Fr)10am to 1 pm  or1:30pm to 4:30pm $200 $360 $480

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