Learn to Sail at Lake Thunderbird!

2012 Dates
Contact instructor. No online enrollment.
Rick Shaw
Level I Instructor Class
May 24-27
Must enroll through US Sailing
Rick Shaw
Adult Small Boat Class
Ages 14+
Mike Klatt
Kids Summer Camp I

June 18-23

Les Cummings
Kids Summer Camp II

July 9-14

Phil Moershel
Intermediate Sailing

July 19-22
Skill progression and intro to racing

Paul Reynolds
Keelboat Class
Ages 16+
April 13-15 and 20-22
Two consecutive Friday evenings and two Saturdays or Sundays. Contact instructor. No online enrollment.
Rick Shaw
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Sailing Counselor Class: Course designed to prepare camp counselors and staff from community sailing and scouting programs to supervise small boat recreational sailing activities typically conducted on sheltered and protected waters.

Kids Summer Camp: The Lake Thunderbird BoatHouse offers kids camps this summer for youth aged 9 - 13. Our one-week programs teach sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and rowing with emphasis on sailing. Each student learns the safe and responsible way to rig, launch and sail small sailboats while increasing their self-confidence, coordination and teamwork skills. Our all-volunteer instructors are certified by U.S. Sailing. Classes run from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM Monday thru Friday and 9:00-12:00 Saturday. Kids bring own PFD and own lunch/drinks. The 2012 season will be the 11th yer of The BoatHouse's nationally recognized program graduating over 200 youth from Norman and surrounding communities. Prerequisite is the ability to swim 50 yards. Graduates receive awards and certificates at a ceremony for parents and friends on Saturday, the last day of camp. Scouts may receive the sailing merit badges.

Intermediate Sailing: "Sailing Better" Improve your sailing skills, with an introduction to racing. Prerequisite: Sailing Smart Camp or equivalent experience.

Adult Small Boat Class: Ages 14 and up. Each class day is composed of didactic presentations and on the water training. Dinghies are small boats like Sunfish, Laser, etc. but 2-person centerboards are available for students wanting that type of training.

Keelboat Class: 16 and up, no sailing knowledge required. Taught on smaller keel boats, leads to US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification.

Level-1 Instructors Class: This course teaches how to teach and requires demonstration of sailing ability. Leads to US Sailing certification for teaching small boat sailing.

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