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High School Sailing Team
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Learn to sail, race and gain the skills to compete at local, regional or even national level regattas. SUNY Maritime College provides everything needed to participate including sailboats (420s, FJs and Keelboats), coaches, safety boats, and life jackets at one of the best waterfront facilities in the country. High School Sailing is co-ed and open to both individuals and teams. Sailors from multiple schools will be combined based on skill level, have an opportunity to sail with different partners, and may attend regattas as part of a composite team.
WHAT TO EXPECT: High School Sailing is run like an after-school sport. Monday and Friday practices are run by coaches and waterfront staff and consist of briefings, drills, games and racing on the water. Primarily, practice is sailed in dinghies (420s and FJs) and is complemented by keelboats (J105, J44, Figaro, IC24s) and catamarans (Hobie Waves.) Sailors of all abilities come from different schools to practice together. With a low coach-to-sailor ratio, all participants will develop their skills and take their sailing to a higher level.
SKILL LEVEL: All skill levels
AGES: 9th-12th grade
PACKING LIST: Please click here for required and recommended gear list - High School Sailing Gear and Packing List
DIRECTIONS: High School Sailing meets in the East Bay of McMurray Hall. Please click here for directions.
COVID-19 Protocols in Place
In conjunction with campus regulations, approved face coverings must be worn at all times while on the SUNY Maritime College campus. Neck gaiters, bandanas and Buffs are not permitted. If you do not have an appropriate face covering, a medical grade mask will be provided. To help maintain the safety of our campus and program community, participants are asked to complete a confidential health assessment prior to attending a course, each day of the course. If you answer "yes" to any of the screening questions, please stay home and a full refund or transfer into another course will be provided. To complete this assessment, please download the Campus Clear app and complete your assessment on the day of your program prior to your arrival on campus.
Marine Science Explorations
Explore the Marine Environment!
Sept 23 - Oct 28
This hands-on, discovery-based program will explore the marine environment of the East River. Learn about and help maintain our oyster habitat, fish and sein for creatures living right in our boat basin, get your feet wet and hands dirty identifying marine species, and understand water quality and human impact on our marine ecosystems.
This program occurs mostly outdoors. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, dress for the weather, and wear clothes that can get a little dirty and wet.
Approved face coverings must be worn at all times. Good hand hygiene will be practiced.
Volunteer - Billion Oyster Project
Become a Billion Oyster Project Volunteer at SUNY Maritime College and you will be part of a movement to re-establish oysters in the East River and help restore our local waters!
Volunteers meet weekly to work as part of a team to collect data and help maintain Oyster Restoration Stations. Tasks include: assessing site conditions, monitoring weather, water quality testing, measuring oysters, monitoring co-habitating organisms, and settlement ecosystems. Data is collected and shared with dozens of additional Oyster Restoration Stations around New York Harbor.
Ages: High school through Adult
Eligibility: Individuals and groups welcome. Get ready to get your hands dirty and your feet wet!
More info: Contact the Waterfront at (718) 409-2447 or firstname.lastname@example.org