Fall Racing Series For Youth
In partnership with the Kingston Sailing Club, RSRS will offer an opportunity to race aboard our 19 foot Lightnings against other Lightnings or other small sailboats in the KSC Fall Series. These races will be held on August 19, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7 & 14 This unique experience will expose our students to the excitement and fun of racing with one of our US Sailing Certified Instructors supervising.
Students will learn the basics of racing theory, boat handling, starts, race rules and regulations, mark turns, and much more!
The fee covers one six hour race day. Students will need to be at the docks by 10 am for the skipper's meeting. There will be two races run consecutively, one right after another. Races usually conclude by 3 pm on the water, and students will be done de-rigging the boat by 4 pm.
The minimum number of crew is two students, and the cost with two students will be $100 per student.
Prerequisites: Students must have previously completed RSRS Summer Programs or equivalent sailing experience
Gunter Spilaus - Growing up in South Africa, Gunter comes from a family of sailors. He started sailing at the age of 6 in Optimists, and progressed through the ranks to Keelboats. Gunter joined the South African Navy as a Diver and quickly become a Dive Supervisor. Sailing competitively on large boats all around the Southern tip of Africa he solidified his love of sailing. Gunter earned his USCG Capt license and holds a Level 3 Coastal Kayaking Instructor. After 20+ years of managing outdoor adventure events, running teambuilding programs and guiding tours, he is as comfortable teaching kids in a summer program, as he is presenting to upper management at a corporate event. Gunter is an avid mountain biker and when not sailing, is hiking, biking or skiing with his wife and two daughters.
Christin Ripley - Christin grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida where she learned how to sail. She has worked on tallships transiting the US East Coast and Caribbean, and sail-freight on the Hudson River. She's taught at sailing schools in Baltimore, Cape Cod, New York City, and NY's Hudson Valley. She holds 100-ton Inland USCG License, and US Sailing Level I and Basic Keel Boat Instructor Certification. When not sailing, Christin is designing and fabricating textiles in her Catskill shop "Objects 'n the Round".
The minimum number of crew is two students, and the cost will be $100 per student for non-HRMM members and $90 per student for HRMM members.
Dates: August 19, September 2, September 9, September 16, September 23, September 30
Price: $90/day for HRMM members (Household & above), $100/day for non-members
Location: Riverport Wooden Boat School
86 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
Races are weather dependent and will be called by the KSC race supervisor.