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Sailing for Kids Ages 12-17

$295

with Sailing Ships Maine

Calendar Jul 18, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Merrymeeting charts a new course this summer in partnership with Sailing Ships Maine. Students will learn to row a dinghy, set and strike sail, steer, navigate, use a marine radio, operate a small outboard, watch the weather, tie knots, and follow basic safety. The primary instructional boat, the Paul Bolger-designed 25 yawl, is a strong, beamy, shallow-draft cruising boat ideal for Merrymeeting Bay. The decks are wide and spacious and will keep students socially distanced as they spend the week outdoors. Students should bring lunch, snacks, water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, and wear appropriate shoes (no flip flops). The cost of each session is $295 and includes a one-year membership in U.S. Sailing; U.S. Sailing Small Boat Sailor Certification, full access to the U.S. Sailing Skill-Up App to help students and instructors track individual student accomplishments; National Association of State Boating Law Administrators safety course certification; and a Sailing Ships Maine T-shirt, rope, and journal. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events. No discounts.

AGES 12-17

Full Course

Sailing for Adults

$295

with Alex Agnew

Calendar Jul 18, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Merrymeeting charts a new course this summer in partnership with Sailing Ships Maine. Students will learn to row a dinghy, set and strike sail, steer, navigate, use a marine radio, operate a small outboard, watch the weather, tie knots, and follow basic safety. The primary instructional boat, the Paul Bolger-designed 25 yawl, is a strong, beamy, shallow-draft cruising boat ideal for Merrymeeting Bay. The decks are wide and spacious and will keep students socially distanced as they spend the week outdoors. The cost of each session is $295 and includes basic Sailing Ships Maine sailing certification, T-shirt, rope, and journal. No discounts.

Maine Driving Dynamics

$40

with Ron Jack

Calendar Jul 19, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Maine Driving Dynamics offers drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. This 5-hour course includes collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. The course is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor. Those completing the course receive a 3-point credit on their driving record. Must attend both evenings. Those ages 15 to 64 pay $40 and those 65-plus pay $25. *For senior discount, please call 729-7323 to register.

Will run

Captain License Information: Session I

Free

with John Coffin

Calendar Jul 26, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in obtaining a USCG Captain’s License? Do you want to learn the differences between an Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) license and a Master 100GT license, and what experience the Coast Guard requires for each? These informational sessions will help answer these questions and other questions you may have about the two licenses. Also discussed will be the different methods for completing the course requirements. We are planning to offer both courses during the Fall of 2022 for those interested, representing the Captain School Key West/Captain School Miami. This information session is free, but please register in advance, so the instructor knows how many individuals will be attending and can send login instructions.

Will run

Sea Kayaking w/ Alice

$155

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Aug 9, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Sea Kayak, Oyster Tasting, and Forest Bathing in one day! Combine all the best activities in one day! Sea Kayak to an Oyster Farm, Paddle to an island to Taste the Oysters, then Forest Bathe on that Island. This unique five hour tour on Mere Point and Middle Bay heads along Birch Island to nearby Upper Goose Island and visit Love Point Oysters, usually. Our meditative paddles will include looking for great blue herons, osprey, bald eagles, cormorants, and fish.

Captain License Information: Session II

Free

with John Coffin

Calendar Aug 16, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in obtaining a USCG Captain’s License? Do you want to learn the differences between an Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) license and a Master 100GT license, and what experience the Coast Guard requires for each? These informational sessions will help answer these questions and other questions you may have about the two licenses. Also discussed will be the different methods for completing the course requirements. We are planning to offer both courses during the Fall of 2022 for those interested, representing the Captain School Key West/Captain School Miami. This information session is free, but please register in advance, so the instructor knows how many individuals will be attending and can send login instructions.





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