Registration open for summer sailing classes

BLUE HILL — It may be a hard sell, but summer is here, almost.

Last week, registration opened for the summer sailing and rowing classes at Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club even though there is still ice in Blue Hill Harbor.

KYC will offer two separate programs through the nonprofit Kollegewidgwok Sailing Education Association.

The Rusty Duym Community Sailing Week runs from June 24 to June 28 and is open to the entire Blue Hill community. Classes will teach introductory seamanship, water safety, boat rigging and basic boat handling. Children in grades 3-8 will sail Optimist dinghies; high school and adult sailors will sail 420 sloops.

The week of sailing instruction costs $50 per participant. It is made possible by donations to the Rusty Duym Memorial Scholarship, which honors an inspirational member of the Blue Hill community who was a passionate and skilled sailor.

Registration also opened for summer sailing and rowing classes at KYC which, starting July 1 and running through Aug. 16, provide a variety of opportunities for both children and adults.

To register, go to For information, contact Program Director Wim Steenbakkers at [email protected] or 374-5581.

Stephen Rappaport

Stephen Rappaport

Waterfront Editor at The Ellsworth American
Stephen Rappaport has lived in Maine for nearly 30 years. A lifelong sailor, he spends as much time as possible messing about in boats. [email protected]

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