Learn How To Crew on a Racing Sailboat

For those individuals who want to get involved in sailing on the Southern Chesapeake Bay, a way to do this is to participate in the CCV Racing crew training class, now accepting applications for the class which begins in early May.

The class consists of classroom instruction on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for four successive Tuesdays and actual participation in sailboat races on Wednesday evenings. The first class is on Tuesday, May 3, and the classes continue on Tuesday evenings through May 24. The participants will learn the basics of crewing, how races are run, and the basic rules of racing.

The hands-on racing will take place every Wednesday night beginning at 5 p.m. for four successive Wednesdays, starting on May 4 and continuing on Wednesday evenings through May 25. Crew training class participants are placed on sailboats with experienced skippers and crew and participate in actual sailboat races.

The fee for the class is $85 (checks made out to Cruising Club of Virginia).

The CCV crew training class includes four classroom sessions, four on-the-water sessions, course materials, the CCV Racing Guide, and a one year CCV Club membership. Space is limited, so register early. To register for the class, mail your check to 26 Sinclair Road, Hampton, VA 23669. The classes will be held at 4707 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, VA.

For more information, see the website at ccvracing.org, or contact John (Jay) Matteson at (757) 870-9469 or [email protected]