Hobie Cats are a great learning tool for young sailors. The speed of the boat can vary greatly depending on the trim of the boat. This gives the child immediate feedback on what is and is not working. A junior instructor goes out on each boat for the first few days to make sure the kids are having fun, and know how to operate the boat safely. Usually after 2-3 days the kids want to take over and have fun sailing these fun and magnetic boats!
Camp sailors will learn how to tack, gybe, and trap out (over the water to "turbocharge" the speed!). At the end of camp your child will gain confidence, appreciation, and excitement, and want to sail more! For graduates of our camps there are opportunities to sail and/or race on Thursday nights with other kids through MY SAIL's Thursday night sailing program.