Burlington Free Press – Ahoy! Classes, rentals re-launch at Burlington’s waterfront sailing center

Posted by on May 10, 2021 in Uncategorized
May 10, 2021 | Joel Banner Baird

With new precautions in place, and after a sharply curtailed 2020 season, sailors and paddlers of all ages and skill levels can once again converge at the Community Sailing Center in Burlington.

phased re-opening this year, in accordance with COVID precautions, was announced Friday by the organization.

For another few days, the action is only open to high school racing teams, the nonprofit reported.

An armada of campers from the Community Sailing Center catch the wind off Burlington Bay.

Sailing camps and “floating classrooms” begin this week; the introductory “First Sails” program casts off in mid-June.

Adult group activities and courses will gradually be re-introduced over the summer, catching a full wind by July 12.

Schedules and programing follow (or exceed) current state health guidelines, and are subject to changes, the center noted: Folks are encouraged to check its website for updates.

Camper attend a sailing class on a keelboat.

Among the new rules:

  • Pick-ups and drop-offs will be staggered; plan accordingly.
  • Everyone must wear a mask, all the time, through June 18.
  • All adults must wear masks through July 11.

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