Non-profit organization 500 Sails will soon start sailing classes, called the Lalåyak Project, on Oct. 28. It will be a one month undertaking comprising six lessons.
The classes will use a curriculum and basic sailing skills developed and taught by master navigator Cecilio Raiukiulipiy or one of his students.
Three lessons on land will be two hours long and the three lessons on water will be four hours long. In addition, 10 practice sails must be completed.
“We are looking for people who have time to commit during this one month program as well as people willing to give back to the community as instructors to future cohorts,” said 500 Sails in a statement yesterday.
Prerequisite swim tests must be passed before starting each session, including swimming non-stop (untimed, any stroke) for 400 meters and treading water for one hour.
Lessons are scheduled both on weekends or after school/work. The schedule will be determined based on teacher availability and weather conditions, and will be subject to change.
Final exams—both a written test and a practical test—must be passed in order to be certified as skipper (magus) or crew. Classes can be made up in subsequent cohorts as needed.
Prepare for a one-hour water tread test scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, at 10am at Tanapag Beach.
For more information, call Emma Perez at 285-4268, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://www.facebook.com/500SailsDolphinClubSaipan on Facebook. (PR)