Intermediate Sailing Camps
BCSC offers two tracks for intermediate-level sailing camps: Adventure or Racing. Adventure is a new term as of 2016, however, the camp is the same as our popular JY-15 or intermediate Xcite camps from years past, just with a new name. Adventure camps will teach some racing, however the majority of the time will be spent on intermediate-level sailing skills, playing games, and going on adventures.
If your child enjoyed their beginner or adventure level racing, they may find the Intermediate Optis or Learn to Race Camps to be the right spot for them. If your child believes that the definition of a sailboat race is "two boats sailing anywhere near each other" than these camps will teach them how to make their boat faster.
Intermediate Optis: Ages 8-12
These camps are designed for students who took the Beginner Blue Dragons camp last year. The boats are extremely similar, but the main difference is that an Opti is lighter and faster (and white).
The two and three week Intermediate Opti Learn to Race and Travel Race Camps are the staff's favorite camp. Most students will use it as a stepping stone to join the race team the following year, however that is not a requirement. This year's Intermediate Opti Travel Race Camp will culminate with the BCSC home regatta in July when campers will compete against peers from around the Bay.
The adventure based Intermediate Optis camps will pick up where their Blue Dragon camps left off. Sailors will review and practice the skills they learned last year before endeavoring into new intermediate-level skills.
Intermediate Opti Learn to Race: June 20 - June 30 (2 weeks) - $749
Intermediate Optis Travel Race Team: July 3 - July 21 (3 weeks) - $749 (Prerequisite is Intermediate Opti Learn to Race)
Intermediate Optis Adventure Sailing Session 3: July 24 - August 4 (2 weeks) - $749
Intermediate Optis Adventure Sailing Session 4: August 7 - August 18 (2 weeks) - $749
Turbo Xcites: Ages 10-13
This camp is the next level to the 2-week Xcite Beginner camp. We will use the same Xcite sailboats but instead of the blue sail, we will use the full-battened Mylar Turbo sails. We start with a review of rigging, launching, capsizing, tacking, gybing, and points of sail. Sailors will continue to learn new aspects of sailing and will practice their skills through racing, sailing games (like basket-boat), challenging obstacle courses, and a trip to Hart-Miller Island.
Turbo Session 1: June 20 - June 30 (2 weeks) - $749
Turbo Session 2: July 10- July 21 (2 weeks) - $749
Turbo Session 3: July 24 - August 4 (2 weeks) - $749
Turbo Session 4: August 7 - August 18 (2 weeks) - $749
Bayfarers Adventure: Ages 14-16
Formerly the JY-15 camp, slightly older campers will utilize BCSC's two-person sailboats in this intermediate level adventure camp. The main difference for 2017 is that this group will now sail BCSC's C420, Flying Juniors and JY15 sailboats. It will still be an adventure camp so racing will not be the main focus. Sailors learn teamwork, dry walkovers, backwards sailing, symmetrical spinnakers, and many other fun sailing skills. Sailors will enjoy some racing, sailing games, challenging obstacle courses, and a trip to Hart-Miller Island.
Bayfarers Adventure Session 1: June 20 - June 30 (2 weeks) - $749
Bayfarers Adventure Session 2: July 10 - July 21 (2 weeks) - $749
Bayfarers Adventure Session 3: July 24 - August 4 (2 weeks) - $749
Bayfarers Adventure Session 4: August 7 - August 18 (2 weeks) - $749
This racing camp will utilize BCSC’s fleet of two-person Club 420s, allowing sailors to sail with a jib and spinnaker. Although sailors may have learned the jib in a JY-15 camp, the spinnaker is a entirely unique sail that is only used when sailing downwind and must be constantly trimmed. There may be some days with trapezes as well (sailors must provide their own trapeze harnesses). Primarily, the focus will be on teamwork, racing and boat handling.
Sailors will learn racing theory as well as go on numerous adventures, including a trip to Pleasure Island. The high school racing session will be main and jib only and will focus on the racing skills necessary to prepare students to compete on the BCSC high school racing team.
Bayfarers Racing Travel Race Team: June 20 - July 21 (5 Weeks) - $1499
High School Preseason: August 21 - September 1 (2 weeks) - $749
Opti Race Teams
Returning Green fleet sailors are encouraged to sign up for this program. This team will travel to a few regattas during the course of the session and parental involvement is expected to facilitate those logistics. Sailors typically provide their own boats, but charters will be available from BCSC. More details are avilable on the Race Team page.
Travel Team Training: June 20 - June 30 (2 weeks) - $749 or $849 if Chartering a BCSC boat. The registrar will send a separate invoice for charter fees.
Travel Race Team: July 3 - July 21 (3 weeks) - $749 or $849 if Chartering a BCSC boat. The registrar will send a separate invoice for charter fees. (Prerequisite is Travel Team Training)
Fall Sailing Preseason: August 21 - September 1 (2 weeks) - $749