Pohnpei Sailing Club Calendar fall 2012

The tentative fall 2012 calendar has been set for the Pohnpei Sailing Club. The schedule is subject to revision.

Date Time Coach Theme
Sun 08/26/12 pm:13:00-16:00 Kazuo Sailing exercise
Sat 09/01/12 pm:13:00-16:00 Kazuo, Umezu Monthly race 4 races
Sat 09/08/12 No sailing
Sat 09/15/12 pm:13:00-16:00 Kazuo, Umezu Sailing exercise
Sat 09/22/12 pm:13:00-16:00 Kazuo, Umezu Sailing exercise
Sat 09/29/12 am: 09:00-16:00 Kazuo, Umezu Cruising camp picnic to Misko
Sat 10/06/12 pm:13:00-16:00 Kazuo, Umezu Monthly race 4 races
Sat 10/13/12 No sailing
Sat 10/20/12 am:l0:00-16:00 Kazuo, Umezu Cruising camp
Sat 10/27/12 pm:13:00-16:00 Kazuo, Umezu Monthly race 4 races
Sat 11/03/12 pm:13:00-16:00 Umezu, Ichihara Sailing exercise
Sat 11/10/12 No sailing
Sat 11/17/12 pm:13:00-16:00 Umezu, Ichihara Sailing exercise
Sat 11/24/12 pm:13:00-16:00 Umezu, Ichihara Sailing exercise
Sat 12/01/12 pm:13:00-16:00 Kazuo, Umezu Monthly race 4 races
Sat 12/01/12 Evening Kazuo, Umezu First anniversary celebration
Sat 12/08/12 No sailing
Sat 12/15/12 No sailing
Sat 12/22/12 No sailing
Sat 12/29/12 No sailing
Sat 01/05/13 No sailing
Sat 01/12/13 No sailing
Sat 01/19/13 To Be Determined
Sailing
Sailing exercise
Saturday saw an unusual northwest wind fill the sails
Saturday saw an unusual northwest wind fill the sails
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4 thoughts on “Pohnpei Sailing Club Calendar fall 2012

  1. Could you please tell me if I would be able to have my son be a participant in this club next year? Right now he is not a really good swimmer, and I would like him to join this, but would feel safer if he was a better swimmer. How and when does one register one’s child? Where do we register? How much does it cost? Who do I contact? Thank you so much for your assitance. Kalahngan. ~MaryAnn

    1. I cannot officially speak on behalf of the Pohnpei Sailing Club, but my observation is that the sailors are all capable and confident swimmers. The Topper sailboats capsize with some frequency, and a young skipper has to not panic when the boat rolls and dumps them in the water.

      I have to admit to being amused at times by the comfort level the skippers have with being in the water. Sometimes a young skipper will switch with another youth in a zodiac. The one in the zodiac will usually jump into the water and swim to the Topper. The Topper skipper will toss off their life jacket and then jump into the water in the middle of the lagoon. This is so the new skipper will have a life jacket – there are not enough for everyone.

      I have also seen the youngsters swim out to the middle of the lagoon and back. So my impression is that they are all fairly strong swimmers, even the youngest.

      Other than that caveat, the club is open to youth participants. There is no fee for children. If a parent can afford to do so, the club asks that the parent contribute ten dollars a month. The parent is then an adult member of the Pohnpei Sailing Club. No child is turned away, however, for a lack of money. And the bulk of the children participate for free. Most of the children are around ten to twelve years old, although there is an eight year old who is also a strong swimmer.

      I know that the FSM NOC is working on renovating the swimming pool. I expect that swimming lessons are likely to be resumed at some point in the future – that is where my kids first learned to swim. Becoming a confident swimmer might be a good first step.

      I hope this helps!

    2. No registration, no cost. Also no functional contacts. Just come down to the Kapinga dock on a Saturday. The schedule is subject to late changes. No sailing 30 March 2013, next session slated for 06 March 2013. He should be a moderately strong swimmer as the sailboats regularly capsize in the wind. This is normal and the Kapinga children are very comfortable with being dumped in the water. This can be a very scary experience for children not as comfortable with being in deep water. One also has to weigh enough to counterweight the wet sail by standing on the daggerboard to right the sailboat.

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