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TOPIC: Lesson for a 10 year old kid?

Lesson for a 10 year old kid? 2 years 6 months ago #1

  • andy
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my son was sufficiently excited to see me getting a board, so I would like to use this opportunity and set him up with a lesson :) if I wait too long his interests might shift.
- a requirement as I see it => a kid's sail/rig

where should I start poking around? Southport Rigging?
thanks in advance

Lesson for a 10 year old kid? 2 years 6 months ago #2

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Where are you located, Andy?

If you're near Evanston, this may be your best option: http://northwesternsailing.com/camps

Lesson for a 10 year old kid? 2 years 6 months ago #3

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Aleksey, thanks - I saw that.
unfortunately they only offer half-day camps which makes logistics rather hard for the working folk.

I am maybe 40 mins away though (NW suburbs) - if only they'd offered kids classes on weekends....
I signed up myself for the adult one.

Lesson for a 10 year old kid? 2 years 6 months ago #4

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We bought the Ezzy Kids Rig Pkg to teach our son when he was small. It is reasonably priced and comes with two sails.

www.windance.com/Ezzy-Kids-Rig-Pkg-2.0-2.5-WSSL34852025/

We upgraded to Sailworks Ripper Sails when he outgrew the Ezzy sails. We have a 2.5 and a 3.3. This is a higher quality rig. In fact, I use the 3.3
when the wind is high.

www.sailworks.com/the-gear/sails/ripper.html

Lesson for a 10 year old kid? 2 years 6 months ago #5

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Greetings. Just wanted to put in another plug the Northwestern University Sailing Center (NUSC). I learned how to sail there, and the place has gotten even better over the years. In addition to a beautiful new launch facility, NUSC recently purchased a bunch of new JP boards (JP Explorers, with daggerboards), as well as new RRD and Ezzy sails. They rent SUPs (Bic Ace-Tecs) as well. Hope you enjoy your lessons there, Andy!
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