FAIRFIELD, Ct. -- Community Sailing of Fairfield, a local group of experienced sailing and kayaking enthusiasts, will be hosting a free, three-part safe sailing seminar series open to the public at the Fairfield Recreation Center, 75 Mill Plain Road.
The safety seminars are set for Tuesdays -- April 19, April 26 and May 3 -- at 7 pm.
The sailing safety classes will be taught by Community Sailing of Fairfield (CSF) member Ginny Worcester, a professional sailing instructor who for many years has taught sailing at local yacht clubs and schools, according to Robert Claiborne of Fairfield, the President of CSF.
Because of CSF’s commitment to safety, all returning and prospective members are expected to attend the seminars to refresh their skills for the season ahead that starts in mid-May. The seminars cover safe sailing procedures, boat operation, local navigation and club rules and regulations. The first seminar will also focus on kayaking.
“We’ve had a 25-year history of providing fun, safe, accessible and affordable access to the Long Island Sound. COVID 19 caused us to reduce both membership and social activities back in 2020 but today we are back to our normal program and offer our traditional program of education and on water recreation with a party here and there too,” Claiborne said.
He added CSF will be accepting new members in 2022 after May 15 in order to prioritize existing and former members who want to rejoin. Applications and other details are available at the club’s website for new people interested in joining.
“We are a self-supporting, not for profit organization normally involving some 70 households. Members are expected to know how to swim, sail, or paddle a kayak before joining. We operate under the auspices of the Town of Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department. Members all work together to administer the organization and to help maintain our two Ideal 18 Sailboats and eight recreational sit-on-top kayaks all kept at Ye Yacht Yard in Southport,” he added.
For more information visit www.communitysailingfairfield.com