Osprey Sailing Camp (Ages 8‐11)

Ospreys will sail singlehanded Blue Dragons or Optimist Prams. The curriculum for each program below is designed to prepare sailors for the next level. In fact, it is possible for a brand new sailor to move through the beginner group in Session 1 to intermediate in Session 2 and begin racing or adventure sailing in their very first summer on the water. Please review the skills development plan for each level, select a session and click below to login to the registration system. We can't wait to see you at BCSC this summer! 

Beginner 

Sailors will learn the fundamental skills of sailing but most importantly develop confidence on the water. By the end of their first week, sailors will venture to Hart Miller Island, across Hawk Cove for a picnic lunch. During graduation at the end of their second week, sailors will have the opportunity to show their families all they have learned. Your amazement with their skills will be matched by their sense of accomplishment.

  • Rigging and derigging

  • Capsize and recovery

  • Boater safety

  • Launching and landing

  • Tiller steering

  • Tacking and gybing

  • Points of sail

  • Seamanship

Intermediate

Sailors will continue to build upon their fundamental skills and develop more comfort and control in their boat. They will work on sailing upwind efficiently with more precise steering. Sailors will also move to the next level in seamanship, learning more advanced rules of the road, understanding of navigation markers and more. During their intermediate course they will have some exposure to racing and adventure sailing and will be prepared for the next phase of their sailing journey into HAWK LEARN TO RACE or OSPREY ADVENTURE. 

  • Refresh beginner skills

  • Boater safety

  • Close hauled sailing

  • Wind shift patterns

Adventure

This group of sailors will take their skills to the next level in a fun but academic way.  They will plan trip, optimize routes, evaluate weather and tides and log their experiences on the water. Sailors will be introduced to boat maintenance and repair and have the opportunity to sail one of the BCSC keel boats. Along with advanced seamanship, they will plan virtual trips using electronic navigation systems. By the end of the program, your sailor will be a valuable crew member on your next family cruise!

  • Refresh intermediate skills

  • Performance sail trim

  • Navigation

  • Float planning

  • Tides and currents

  • Jury rigging

  • Advanced Seamanship

  • Right of way

  • Intermediate boat handling

  • Intermediate seamanship

  • Introduction to racing

Baltimore County Sailing Center

Our Address

2200 Rocky Point Road 

Baltimore, MD 21221

Contact Us

TEL: (410) 391-0196

E-MAIL: Director@bcsailing.org

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