The following was submitted by Sail Orcas.
Junior sailing starts June 22. For the past 22 years Orcas youth ages 8-15 have been introduced to the sport of sailing through this popular program.
Sail Orcas is happy to present this summer’s program, which focuses on teaching sailing skills in a safe, fun environment. With a variety of boats including Vanguard Prams, FJs, Lasers, Optis, and Bics, the program can accommodate beginners and experienced sailors wanting to expand their skills.
We offer the perfect venue on the protected waters of West Sound. Tuition this year will be $110, but early enrollees up to May 31 will get a discounted tuition of $95. For registration go to http://sailorcas.org.
Dingy fleet upgrade
Due to the extraordinary generosity of the community, Sail Orcas was able to purchase 10 new Flying Juniors in February this year for youth sailing. You can see these boats in use for the high school racing team practices on most Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. on West Sound.
OICF grant appeal
Sail Orcas has been vetted by the OICF Grant Committee for their annual appeal. Along with a number of worthy causes you will find the request from Sail Orcas for help upgrading our fleet of Opti Prams for summer youth sailing. Have a look at https://oicferp.smalldognet.com/erp/donate/list/grant.