WHAT DO THE CHILDREN HAVE TO BRING WITH THEM?
Sailors need to bring closed-toe shoes (e.g. tennis shoes, Crocs, neoprene sailing boots), not
flip-flops; a properly-fitting life jacket;; sunscreen; and a water bottle. It is also recommended that sailors bring a towel, snack, and change of clothes.
ARE THE STUDENTS REQUIRED TO TAKE A SWIM TEST?
Sailors will need to pass a short swim test on their first day. This is done at the Crocker Park float. It is to make sure sailors are comfortable and safe in the water. Sailors will need to swim twenty yards and tread water without a lifejacket. Make sure your child comes to the first day of sailing wearing a bathing suit and has a towel and that your child is prepared to swim in the ocean.
HOW LONG CAN MY CHILD STAY AT THE BYC FACILITIES?
Please be on time dropping off in the morning and be prompt picking up at the end of the session. We cannot offer supervision outside of our normal class times. Running late or absent for the day? Email email@example.com
if your child will be late getting dropped off or picked up, so that the instructor can be informed. Please note that there are no provisions for lunches, snacks, or supervision between morning and afternoon sessions.
Can i sign my child up for private lessons?
Contact the head instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org
$35/hour for first student in boat, $10/hour per additional person in boat.
WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION, CONCERN OR SUGGESTION?
Any question should be addressed directly to the Head Instructor who will be available Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Email is the primary and preferred method of communication: email@example.com The sailing office has a phone with voicemail that can be reached via the front desk at the BYC (781) 631-3100. The BYC's sailing committee can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
What does parent INVOLVEMENT look like?
We have a parent orientation session the Saturday before each session, please see the calendar for specifics. There are great parks all over Marblehead where you may be able to view your sailor in the harbor. Crocker Park, Chandler Hovey Lighthouse, and Fort Sewall are just a few!
Are there any family activities?
The Family barbeque is open to any sailors, their siblings and parents who have participated and takes place on the last Thursday afternoon of each session. Sailors have free access to the grill, but other family member are welcome to join to cookout, the bbq is a cash-only event for non-sailors. The celebration is followed by an informal ceremony where awards and certificates are presented This is always a huge hit in the past, don't miss out!
WHAT ABOUT INCLEMENT WEATHER?
We will always put safety first at BYC, but will not cancel for inclement weather. We always monitor the weather in addition to all instructors being trained to run safe, fun classes. We will hold class inside in the case of thunderstorms, but will sail in most other weather. Come prepared!
MAY I BRING A FRIEND TO CLASS?
Sorry, for safety reasons, guests may not participate in classes.
WILL THERE BE ACTIVITIES OTHER THAN SAILING?
Although the primary purpose of the program is to foster the love of sailing, at times it is appropriate to have some other activity – a celebratory ice-cream trip – this is at the discretion of the Head Instructor.
STUDENTS MISSING CLASS
Email is the primary and preferred method: email@example.com
Inform the Head Instructor if your child will be missing a class. This will make sure that the other children are not waiting around unnecessarily. There are no make-ups for absences.
SNOW DAYS/SCHOOL CALENDAR
In the event that the school year is extended due to snow days, any missed sailing days at the beginning of the program will be made up on Fridays.