Spring 2022 Session starts Saturday April 2, 2022. Registration and membership fees are significantly subsidized by sponsors, donors, and fundraising activities so that the opportunities to learn are kept affordable for local residents. Space is limited each season and registration slots are on a first come first serve basis, so please don’t delay !
Hatteras Junior sailing programs improve each year, as we get more tools and experience under our belt to work with! Programs for beginners focus are fun and are healthy and encouraging! At the same time, we offer much higher level training for kids getting into competitive sailing! 2022 will be our first year to have professional paid coaching staff to add continuity to the programs.
Sailing is more than a just seasonal sport when you live year round on an Island with a small population. Hatteras Sailing’s mission is to make top notch sailing education and seamanship constantly available for our local kids. For those who are persistent, it is unquestionably a viable way for them to become eligible for collegiate scholarships and countless ocean/seas based occupations!
“REAL WATERSPORTS” is just one example of a successful local watersports business, that can be directly traced back to its Founder who took advantage of his local junior sailing program when he was a kid! According to Trip, “If it weren’t for that initial learning experience I had in Juniors Sailing, there probably wouldn’t be a REAL Watersports business on Hatteras Island right now”.
While your child may not seem interested immediately, its our responsibility as parents to guide and encourage our kids in productive directions. Hatteras Sailing utilizes US SAILING practiced and proven educational and coaching methods to keep it fun and engaging. It is always hard to compete against “DEVICES” for their attention, the more they stay outside and active, the less they get addicted to the “Devices”! Its an ongoing battle for our family.
For those on the competitive side, the sky is the limit! Hatteras Sailing will do everything possible to offer high level competitive training and events for your child. We host 2 annual One Design Regattas and our Invitational Travel Team will be going to at least one away competition per month in the Chesapeake and Southern Regions where they can compete, and develop new relationships, with some of the best up and coming sailing competitors in the World of One Design Racing! in 8 to 10 years, you will start hearing about Hatteras kids who won national collegiate and even US SAILING TEAM competitions around the World. There are many sailing champions already hiding humbly in our midst! Or youth from the Outer and Inner Banks who brought home medals in the Olympics, like Charlie Ogletree from Columbia! (4 x’s Olympic Sailor)
Register today and be sure you have a spot for your child for this Spring 2022 Sailing Session! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER