The 2013 Application/Registration packet is now available. Please download the packet:
Return the completed application and forms along with the $200 registration fee to:
2013 Application Packet (PDF File)
Little Washington Sailing SchoolQuestions, please call 252-402-7878.
c/o Wilson Jones & Co. , PA
P.O. Box 1865
Washington, North Carolina 27889
The goal of Little Washington Sailing School is to provide a youth sailing program that will be available to all young people in the Washington area. The program is intended to promote self-reliance, awareness of safety, sportsmanship, team work, self confidence and respect for others, and is an appropriate eco-friendly use of the waterfront. The curriculum will introduce seamanship and the fundamentals of sailing to beginners. Students will be encouraged to help one another with rigging, launching, retrieval and maintenance of boats and equipment.
The Vanguard Club 420 is a dinghy sailed by two persons. The Club 420 is used to teach beginners and advanced students how to develop their sailing skills. Students must be between the ages of 10-18 and weigh a minimum of 70 lbs.
All sessions of classes will be located on the Pamlico River in Washington. Students will be checked in and given orientation for each session.
Each student is required to submit the Application along with the Memorandum of Understanding, Medical Information Consent Form, and Waiver of Liability signed by student and parent or guardian, and returned to the Little Washington Sailing School prior to the first day of class!
Success of the program depends upon the cooperation of all students. Students, parents and/or guardians are encouraged to volunteer their assistance with classes and activities. Parents are asked to ensure that all students engage in appropriate conduct and adhere to regulations and safety which is of the utmost importance. Behavioral problems will be dealt with promptly. Tuition and other fees may not be reimbursed should behavioral problems, safety issues or disruption of the program result in dismissal from the class.
Students need no prior sailing experience, but must be confident swimmers. They will learn basic boat handling skills, the parts of the boat, rules of the road, and basic sailing theory. Each student must demonstrate swimming skills prior to being accepted in the program.
The Application Packets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, 102 Stewart Pkwy, and other areas as may be designated on the website: www.littlewashingtonsailingschool.org. A fee schedule is listed on the application. T-shirts with the Little Washington Sailing School Logo will be given to each participant.
Forms, Rules, Equipment required
The enclosed forms must be signed by the student and parent or guardian. The completed forms must be returned prior to the first day of class.
Medical Information Consent Form - This form is most important so that in the event of an illness or accident your child will receive proper care.
Memorandum of Understanding and Waiver of Liability - Information in these statements should be read together by student and parent or guardian so that all points are understood. The Behavioral Rules and Guidelines should also be read and studied.
For the safety of all, no one other than those participating in the program will be allowed on the docks or in the boats during any session of classes.
While on the docks, in boats and in the water, everyone will wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device (PFD) also called a life jacket. Parents, instructors, and students are included. Life jackets will be provided for each student during sailing classes; however, students may use their own personal approved life jacket.
Students, instructors and others participating in the program will wear deck or boat shoes while on the docks, in the water or on the ground area. For safety reasons, sandals, flip-flops and similar footwear is strictly prohibited. Tennis shoes are acceptable. Anyone who does not follow the safety rules or who does not have the proper PFD and boat or tennis shoes will not be allowed to participate in the program.
Swimming Test A swimming test will be administered, the first day of class. Under supervision and approval of an instructor the student will be required to tread water for 3 minutes, swim 25 yards, without a life jacket and while still in the water put on a life jacket. There will be no exceptions or special considerations for the swimming test.
Weather Should the weather be unsuitable for water instructions, the instructor may select other boating related activities. Any class that cannot be completed due to inclement weather may be rescheduled for another day.
Classes will be held for basic and advanced students. Schedules are listed on the applications and may be adjusted as needed.
Behavioral Rules and Guidelines