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Grand Haven Area Sailing Club announces new family sailing program
Grand Haven Area Sailing Club announces new family sailing program

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- The Grand River Sailing Club (GRSC) is launching a family sailing program beginning June 3, 2013.  

Building on the popularity of its WINCHES women’s sailing initiative, GRSC’s family sailing program will place emphasis on sailing fundamentals, water safety and the importance of every member of the family having the confidence and knowledge to be a crew member on a sailing excursion.

The program kicks off in June with three 90-minute workshops in an interactive classroom setting held at GRSC’s clubhouse. Topics will include basics of water safety and wind, boat control and sailing skills taught by veteran GRSC sailors. Once families complete the classroom workshops, they will join GRSC members on Lake Michigan during Monday Night “lite” racing to learn the fundamentals of boat handling.

“We are excited to offer this family sailing program as an affordable and fun activity families can do together. Our diverse membership is very supportive of this program and are thrilled to share their boats and sailing experiences to the families that get involved through this new program,” said Ryan Cook, GRSC’s Youth Sailing Program Chair.

Families and children over the age of eight will be eligible to participate in the program. Boat ownership is not required and the cost per family is $125 which will include a one year membership to GRSC. Space in the program is limited and registration will end on May 20, 2013. Families who participate in the program will also be invited to club social activities and sailing events on the water throughout the summer.

For more information about the family sailing program or to register, please contact: Lindsey Frye - 616.638.8667 or lindsey.frye@gmail.com

 

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About Grand River Sailing Club

GRSC was founded in 1980 by Larry Gardner. GRSC’s membership includes singles, families, racing teams, those who are new to sailing and others with stories that date back generations. The broad range of activities for club members include Wednesday night buoy races, shorthanded races, port to port regattas, WINCHES women’s sailing initiative, Monday night sailing “lite” races teaching members an introduction to racing styles, family sailing, cruising & fun races and social events all year round. More information on GRSC can be found online at http://www.grandriversailingclub.com/