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2016 Scholarship Form

High School Sailing Grades 7 - 12

Schedule: Mar 07 - May 19

Day & Time:
Spring 2016: March 7 - May 27
Fall 2016: August 29 - November 4

Practice Times:
Monday-Friday: 3:30 - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1 - 4pm


Fee: $45

Ages: Grades 7 - 12

WFC is proud to offer the premier open-access High School Sailing Program on Long Island! Sailors of all skill-levels are invited to join and experience race training in our 420s.

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Home School Program Fall (Kniesly Group) 6-14 Years Old

Schedule: Oct 05 - Oct 26

Day & Time:
Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 pm (Sea Stars and Sea Robins)
Thursdays 1:00-3:00 pm (Hermit Crabs)

Fee: $65

Ages: 6-14 Years Old

Sign up for 1st-8th grade Science programs at the Waterfront Center
Sea Stars - Grade 1-2 Ages 6-8
Hermit Crabs - Grade 3-5 Ages 8-11
Sea Robins - Grade 6-8 Ages 11-15

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Extended Day: Junior Summer Grades 1 - 12

Schedule: Jan 01 - Jan 01

Day & Time:


Fee: $10

Ages: Grades 1 - 12

The WFC offers an early drop off from 8:00 to 9:00am and a late pick up from 4:00 to 6:00pm while Junior Summer Programs are in session.

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Bay Buccaneers Grades 1 & 2

Schedule: Jun 27 - Aug 25

Day & Time:
Full Day, 9am - 4pm
June 27 - August 26
1 & 2 Week Sessions

Fee: $600

Ages: Grades 1 & 2

An introduction to marine habitats through beach exploration, marine animal discovery and taste of sailing.

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Sound Swashbucklers Grades 3 & 4

Schedule: Jun 27 - Aug 25

Day & Time:
Full Day, 9am - 4pm
June 27 - August 26
1 & 2 Week Sessions

Fee: $600

Ages: Grades 3 & 4

Explore the estuary, kayak, fish, and sail aboard Christeen and enjoy ½ day introductory sailing instruction on Optis or Sonars.

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Lil' Luffers Grades 3 & 4 (including age 7)

Schedule: Schedule Test mon-fri

Day & Time:
9-12am test



Fee: $650

Ages: Grades 3 & 4 (including age 7)

Small class size and an emphasis on fun help to develop skills and comfort on the water while learning to sail.

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First Mates Grades 5 & 6

Schedule: Jun 27 - Aug 18

Day & Time:
Full Day, 9am - 4pm
June 27 - August 26
1 & 2 Week Sessions

Fee: $600

Ages: Grades 5 & 6

Learn about local marine wildlife, fish, crew on Christeen and sail Optis or Sonars ½ day.

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Skippers Grades 7 & 8

Schedule: Jun 27 - Aug 18

Day & Time:
Full Day, 9am - 4pm
June 27 - August 19
1 & 2 Week Sessions

Fee: $600

Ages: Grades 7 & 8

Engage in oceanography, kayaking, dredge aboard Christeen and sail in Optis or Pixels ½ day.

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Opti Basics (Summer) Grades 5 - 8

Schedule: Jun 27 - Aug 18

Day & Time:
Half Day, 1pm - 4pm
June 27 - August 19
2 Week Sessions

Fee: $650

Ages: Grades 5 - 8

Sailors learn and practice basic sailing skills while building confidence to skipper an 8-foot Optimist alone.

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Opti Intermediate Grades 5 - 9

Schedule: Jun 27 - Aug 18

Day & Time:
Half Day, 1pm - 4pm
June 27 - August 19
2 Week Sessions

Fee: $650

Ages: Grades 5 - 9

2-Week Sessions Students hone their skills as they continue to build confidence, self-reliance and are introduced to racing.

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Adventure Sailing Grades 7 - 10

Schedule: Jun 27 - Aug 25

Day & Time:
Half Day, 1pm - 4pm
June 27 - August 19
2 Week Sessions

Fee: $650

Ages: Grades 7 - 10

Sailors gain confidence sailing with a partner as they build camaraderie in this mixed-skills and mixed boats group.

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420 Prep Grades 8 -12

Schedule: Jun 27 - Aug 18

Day & Time:
Full Day, 9am - 4pm
June 27 - August 19
2 Week Sessions

Fee: $1250

Ages: Grades 8 -12

An introduction to the high performance 420, sailors learn spinnaker handling, trapeze and crew work.

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Mariners Grades 9 - 12

Schedule: Jun 27 - Aug 18

Day & Time:
Full Day, 9am - 4pm
June 27 - August 19
1 & 2 Week Sessions

Fee: $1250

Ages: Grades 9 - 12

Advanced marine research activities, SUPs, kayaks, and adventure sailing in keelboats culminates with an overnight cruising expedition. Overnight expedition occurs during 2 week sessions only.

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Opti Race Team Grades 4 - 10

Schedule: Jun 27 - Aug 04

Day & Time:
Full Day, 9am - 4pm
Session 1 (3 Weeks):
June 27 - July 15 &
August 8 - August 12
Session 2 (3 Weeks):
July 18 - August 5 & August 8 - August 12

Fee: $1575

Ages: Grades 4 - 10

A racing program focusing on racing skills for advanced Opti sailors who are ready to compete at regional regattas.

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420 Race Team Grades 8 -12

Schedule: Jun 27 - Aug 12

Day & Time:
Full Day, 9am - 4pm
Session 1 (4 Weeks):
June 27 - July 22
Session 2 (4 Weeks):
July 18 - August 12

Fee: $2100

Ages: Grades 8 -12

Crews practice performance sailing, advanced technique and race training to compete at regional regattas.

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Big Boat Race Team Grades 9 -12

Schedule: Jun 29 - Aug 17

Day & Time:
Practice and Regatta Dates run from June 29th to August 17th. See main page for details.

Fee: $600

Ages: Grades 9 -12

Learn big boat racing skills aboard Sonars and J105s with evening practices, weekday and overnight regattas.

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After School STEAM: Engineering Design Grades 5 - 8

Schedule: Apr 06 - Nov 15

Day & Time:
Wednesday 3:30 - 5:30pm

Fee: $150

Ages: Grades 5 - 8

Students will participate in STEAM activities through hands on challenges.

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After School Adventure Sailing Grades 6 - 12

Schedule: Sep 13 - Jun 20

Day & Time:
Tuesday, 3:30 - 5:30 (5 Sessions)

Fee: $300

Ages: Grades 6 - 12

This recreational sailing program is a great way for those in grades sixth through twelfth to get involved in the sport!

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After School STEAM: Oceanography & Marine Biology Grades 5 - 8

Schedule: Apr 14 - Nov 02

Day & Time:
Thursdays 3:30 - 5:30pm

Fee: $100

Ages: Grades 5 - 8

Students explore the local waterway helping them create a better connection to West Harbor and Oyster Bay.

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Spring Break Marine Science Mornings Grades K-2 & Grades 3 - 5

Schedule: Apr 25 - Apr 14

Day & Time:
Monday - Friday 10:00am - 12:00pm

Fee: $20

Ages: Grades K-2 & Grades 3 - 5

Enjoy school break mornings with The WFC--sign up for individual days or the whole week!

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Spring Break STEAM Camp Grades 5 - 8

Schedule: Apr 25 - Apr 14

Day & Time:
Monday - Friday 12:30-2:30pm

Fee: $100

Ages: Grades 5 - 8

Enjoy a full week of STEAM themed activities during school break!

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Opti Basics (Spring & Fall) Grades 4 - 8

Schedule: May 14 - Jun 17

Day & Time:
Saturday, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Monday, 3:30 - 5:30pm

Fee: $300

Ages: Grades 4 - 8

This is a beginner sailing course.

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Opti Intermediate & Racing (Spring & Fall) Grades 4 - 10

Schedule: May 13 - Jun 16

Day & Time:
Friday, 3:30 - 5:30pm

Fee: $300

Ages: Grades 4 - 10

This is an intermediate to advanced sailing course that runs for five sessions.

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AquaTots 2.5 - 4

Schedule: Apr 14 - May 19

Day & Time:
Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00am


Fee: $60

Ages: 2.5 - 4

This adult and child program is the perfect introduction to what's under the sea!

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