What would you say if a friend asked you if you wanted toswim and do pull-ups for six hours? You might say something like, “Ha! Funny joke!” or “Umm, did you stop taking your meds?” Now what if they asked you if you wanted to learn to foil? Surprise! They’re actually the same thing! 😉 Yup, you will spend most of your time in the water, righting the boat your first time out on a Waszp. BUT when you finally get that taste of lifting out of the water and whizzing through the air, every puff translating into pure acceleration, you’ll say that was the best six hours of swimming and pull-ups you’ve ever experienced!
It’s hard but it’s amazingly rewarding. Experience it for yourself next week at our first Foiling Camp of the summer: May 8-13. Contact Jorge Madden if you have questions or apply here.
Still Room At Safety At Sea Seminar
Get ready for the Newport to Bermuda Race with this comprehensive, hands-on Safety At Sea course. Or if you’re a cruiser then cruise with more confidence from the practical, real-world skills that you’ll learn. You will receive a 5-year certification from World Sailing upon completion of the course. Sign up here. May 15-16. Oakcliff Boat Captain Greg Adams’ father will be teaching the course and donating all tuition fees back to Oakcliff. Thank you Brian!
What Are The Saplings Saying?
“I’ve been volunteering at Oakcliff on weekends and getting to play on their other boats for a few seasons now. I kept saying I’m just not going to go home at the end of the weekend. Well, now that’s actually happening. I will be able to call Oakcliff my home all summer-long as a Sapling. I’m looking forward to another great season not just sailing races, but also running them as a race officer and umpire to build my all my skills around the race course.”
Sydney Monahan was a Foiling Acorn last summer. She worked hard to earn her wings and will be returning this summer as a Sapling. “I am super excited to be given the opportunity to be apart of the Sapling Program. I look forward to getting exposure to a variety of aspects and styles in sailing where everyone has a unique perspective to offer.”