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2nd Annual Accessible Sailing Program! - with the Downtown Sailing Center


  • Downtown Sailing Club 1425 Key Highway Baltimore, MD, 21230 United States (map)

Once again, CDSPG is partnering with the Downtown Sailing Center to create a sailing program for teenagers and adults who have Down syndrome who would like to learn how to sail! The program will teach sailing, about the boats, about safety and maintenance and everything that goes along with sailing. Each participant will get time and practice in two kinds of boats and get to show off what they learned in a mini regatta at the end!

This is a six session class from 5 -7:45 p.m. and we highly encourage committing to all six dates to get the most out of the program (although exceptions can be accomodated). No experience is required! (Start times may vary due to weather conditions.)

DATES:
Tuesday June 5th, 5-7:45PM
Monday June 11th, 5-7:45PM
Monday June 18th, 5-7:45PM
Monday, June 25th, 5-7:45PM
Monday, July 9th, 5-7:45PM
Monday July 16th, 5-7:45PM

COST: $90 per paticipant, which covers all six sessions.
PARKING: Parking is available - as is a picnic area for family to wait and observe during the session.
FOOD: Downtown Sailing Center will provide pizza, salad, soda and water after sailing.
VOLUNTEER: Volunteers must register at this link to sign up: 

Eventbrite - 2nd Annual Accessible Sailing Program! - with the Downtown Sailing Center

Monday, April 30th, Volunteer Orientation, Time: 10AM-12:30PM 
Volunteering Orientation: For family members and volunteers who want to learn how to be sailing buddies for the access dinghies sessions. This is for parents/volunteers only. They will be given an overview of the boats and time to practice sailing. 

Saturday, May 19th, Accessible Sailing Volunteer Day, 9:30AM–12:00PM 
Sailors will volunteer with the Accessible Saturday event by helping with various program aspects. This includes help with life jackets, boat rigging, clean up and general safety procedures. Note: anyone who wants to volunteer must sign up on a separate registration link via the DSC for this event.

Program Dates and Schedule of Classes:

Monday, April 30th, Volunteer Orientation, Time: 10AM-12:30PM 
Volunteering Orientation: For family members and volunteers who want to learn how to be sailing buddies for the access dinghies sessions. This is for parents/volunteers only. They will be given an overview of the boats and time to practice sailing. Volunteers must register at this link to sign up: http://downtownsailing.org/event-2703831

Saturday, May 19th, Accessible Sailing Volunteer Day, 9:30AM–12:00PM 
Sailors will volunteer with the Accessible Saturday event by helping with various program aspects. This includes help with life jackets, boat rigging, clean up and general safety procedures. Note: anyone who wants to volunteer must sign up on a separate registration link via the DSC for this event. Link pending.

Tuesday June 5th, Monday June 11th, 5-7:45PM
Session 1 & 2 : Access Dinghy Sailing
Sailors will learn about how to rig the small boats, partner with a sailing buddy and sail close to the dock for about an hour, then help to put the boats away. Note: One boat of participants may sail in a Sonar if we don’t have enough available dinghies.

Monday June 18th, June 25th, July 9th, Time 5-7:45PM
Session 3, 4 & 5 : Sonar Sailing
Sailors would be divided into small groups and paired with sailing skippers who will drive the larger 24ft boats for a short sail in the harbor. Skippers will help volunteers and participants learn about how the boat works, what lines to pull, the science of sailing etc.

Monday July 16th, Time: 5-7:45PM
Session 6: Final Regatta and Family Picnic Day
Participants will get a chance to show off the skills for family and friends in a series of short races. Sailors can decide if they want to sail the dinghies or in a sonar. Picnic to follow.

For more information about the Downtown Sailing Center, see http://www.downtownsailing.org.

Earlier Event: June 2
Play Day at Angel Park
Later Event: June 9
CDSPG Summer Picnic, June 9