Welcome to the WSC Training Page

Training programs for Juniors and Adults.

Windycrest Sailing Club has a long tradition of excellence in junior sailing in the southwest region of the country. For over 50 years Windycrest has been training junior sailors that participate in CSSA regional events, US Sailing Junior Championships, sail in collegiate programs, and pursue our sport after reaching adulthood. We also offer adult training programs for beginning and novice sailors. Occasionally we have seminars and courses for advanced cruising and racing sailors. Windycrest training programs strives to improve your sailing skills regardless of your level of expertise, allowing you to reach you sailing goals. All WSC training is overseen by US Sailing certified instructors. The Club owns Optimist, Sabot, Sunfish, Club 420, and Laser fleets for training purposes.

If you are interested in learning to sail, the Windycrest training programs are a great place to start. It is a fun, low key, inexpensive place to begin. Minimum age to participate is 8 years old, and you're never too old to learn. Contact the Windycrest Rear Commodore for complete details on how you can get started enjoying the lifelong sport of sailing.

Junior Training Registration      Adult Training Registration

For our schedules go to our Racing & Events Calendar.

For Windycrest, Centerboards classes (smaller, lighter boats) and Keelboat classes (heavier cabin style boats) race on the same day. The PRO or Principal Race Officer, is the person running the races for the day. They conscript a group of 6 people to assist them. There are generally 3 people on the Race committee boat, and 2 each on the two mark boats.

All junior sailors must have a signed Emergency Medical Authorization

TRAINING AND BOAT USAGE FEES PRICE
Regular Members - 1st person in household included in membership Included in regular dues
Additional persons included in membership $60.00
Associate Members* (Fee is in addition to Associate Membership Dues) Fee includes use of one boat and training materials for 1st person in family. Additional family members will be charged a training fee Membership includes all immediate family members. $160.00
Training Boat Usage Fee - (for each extra family member participant) $60.00
Non house hold relative (includes Associate membership) $256.00

JUNIOR SAILING - Information Sheet for 2022

2022 Junior Training Coordinator is Michael Gent.

Tentative Daily Schedule for the Juniors (check information sheet for full schedule):

  • 9:00 AM - boat set-up.
  • 9:30 AM to 12:00 pm - sailing, training.
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch (pack from home).
  • 1:00 to 2:15 PM - Sailing
  • 2:15 to 3:00 PM - Stow gear, review.
  • 4:00 PM Session Over

Contact Rear Commodore directly for any questions pertaining to Windycrest's junior sailing program. He looks forward to hearing from you.

Sign-ups Contact the Rear Commodore
Swim Test TBD
Junior Training 1st Day Monday June 13, 2022 Windycrest Sailing Club
Junior Training 2nd Day Tuesday June 14, 2022 Windycrest Sailing Club
Junior Training 3rd Day Wednesday June 15, 2022 Windycrest Sailing Club
Junior Training 4th Day Thursday June 16, 2022 Windycrest Sailing Club
Junior Training 5th Day Friday June 17, 2022 Windycrest Sailing Club
Adult Training Begins TBD Windycrest Sailing Club
Windybowl Club Junior Championship TBD Windycrest Sailing Club

Adult Sailing

The Adult Training Coordinator for 2022 Michael Gent - Emergency Medical Authorization

Michael and his group of helpers are looking to help beginning and novice sailors and boat owners be comfortable and safe from the time they cast off until they return to the dock.

You will be using and critiquing your own boat and systems. Safely approach and depart docks and anchorages. Learn better boat and sailing handling.

The training group will strive to be flexible enough to cater to your individual needs and skills.

Send Michael an email if you think you need a little help taking your sailing to the next level.