Beaufort Community Sailing & Boating 

Spring is here! All of that cold sailing each winter has gotten our junior team ready for the BYSC Spring Series. Now 2 weeks in and we’ve filled up our O’Pen Bics each week. We now also have some Opti’s and a Sunfish junior representing.

The Beaufort High sailing team has finished their season by qualifying for the district championship. Practices are starting to wind down, but you’ll still see them out on Friday nights. They will also be helping with the newly forming sailing club at USCB. We have 6 college students who are forming a club at the university under the direction of Gordon Sproul. We look forward to expanding our competitive high school sessions with the addition of college sailing!

We have also begun hosting the Doyle Development Team, a new regional team of Opti sailors who are seeking advanced training. We have athletes from Hilton Head through Wilmington, NC and as far west as Atlanta. We even have a new member from Italy!

This weekend, we have a team headed for Atlanta and the US Sailing Junior Olympics. They will be sailing Optis at the first event on the SAYRA Jr Grand Prix Championship Series. Good luck to everyone!

Finally, registration is open for the ever popular Learn to Sail program. Weeks are filling up fast so please register here:

https://www.beaufortsailing.com/levels/

Next week also starts the first session of the Spirit of America program. If you’re curious about how we get young people safely on the water in sailing, paddling and powerboating, stop on by and say hello or watch from shore. You’ll be asking how you can get involved in no-time! We are still looking for volunteers for sailing and powerboating for our other 3 sessions this year.

Finally, a huge thank you to David Dixon who has singlehandedly built our 4 new Opti racks. These racks are going to prolong the life of our equipment and make it much easier for the kids to get them rigged and sailing.

See you on the water.

 

The BCSB Board of Directors

 

Chris Duer, Chris Hoogenboom, Peter Gamble, David Dixon, Walt Gnann, Jeff Myers, Paul Keyserling, Gordon Sproul and John Roberts