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When You Come to Class

Each day of class, you will meet your instructors at the Fleet House. Rowers meet at the flagpole and the other classes congregate by class on the bulkhead behind the Fleet House. No one under 15 is allowed on the docks without a US Coast Guard approved, Type III Personal Floatation Device (PFD). Please be sure to arrive with your PFD every day and please put your name in it with a permanent marker. Maine weather changes quickly, so a jacket is also a good idea. Finally, proper boating footwear is necessary. Shoes with non-skid soles, secured to the foot are required. Sandals with Velcro straps or buckles are acceptable, but flip flops are not.

Each year, all sailing students are required to demonstrate their swimming ability. Under the watchful eye of their instructors and the encouragement of their classmates, students entering the program will be asked to swim from one dock to another while wearing their PFD. Bathing suits and towels are recommended on this day.

Daily drop-off and pick-up are particularly busy times at the Sailing School. Please observe the posted NO PARKING signs. Cars parked on the curve in front of the Fleet make crossing the street hazardous for children on foot or bicycle. In addition, you are likely to be ticketed if you park illegally. There is a large parking lot on Maple Lane with ample room for all and it is a very short walk to the Fleet House.



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