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Date : 09/26/2023 - 09/26/2023
Time: 4 - 6 p.m.
Location: Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center
Cost: Rates varies, scholarships available.
Join us on the water on Lake Champlain for sailing every Tuesday through September from 4 – 6 p.m.
Adaptive Sonars will be available for sailing at 4 p.m. and the Martin 16 will be available for sailing at 5 p.m.
Open Enrollment reservations means this outing is available to anyone, but reservations are on a first-come basis.
Equipment is available, but is limited. Email Betsy to learn which boat would be right for you and make your reservation today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Sonar – The Sonar is a 23-foot one-design keelboat that showcased at the 1996 Paralympic Games, where the sport was a demonstration event. The Sonar has been the three-person keelboat at every subsequent Paralympics. In para sailing mode it is sailed by a crew of three, without a spinnaker, using a whisker pole with the jib. The Sonar is well-suited for sailing for people with disabilities because of its large open cockpit, making adaptations relatively easy.
About the Martin 16 – The Martin 16 is a fractional sloop rig, a transom-hung rudder and a lifting weighted bulb keel. Both the mainsail and the jib are mounted with booms. Sailors sit in a forward-facing seat, and all controls and lines are led to the cockpit to allow sailing without having to move from that seat. The rudder is controlled with a joystick. There is a second seat behind the command seat for a passenger, crew or instructor.