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The Brendan Corporation
1500 K Street NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005

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Brendan Lesson Plan

WHAT 
WE 
TEACH

Daily Schedule & Daily Topics
for Brendan Sailing's
Maryland Camp Programs

 

Daily Schedule

9:00am - 4:00pm

 

Morning Schedule

  • Welcome

  • Lesson

  • Land Drill

  • On-Water Activities

  • Lunch (Bring your own)

  • Knot Tying Games

Brendan Sailing and Spirit of America Youth Premiere Boating

Afternoon Schedule

  • Review Morning

  • New Lesson, Land Drill

  • On-Water Activities, Debrief Drills and Skills

  • Sailor of the Day awards

  • Done for the day

Daily Topics

 

Day 1

Get to Know Each Other, Site Orientation, Ground Rules for Safety, Fun & Learning


Concepts:

  • Parts of the Boat

  • Steering and Tacking

  • Capsize Recovery

  • Wind Awareness

Day 2

Concepts:

  • Safety Position

  • Sail Trim

  • Getting out of Irons

Day 3

Concepts:

  • Points of Sail

  • Upwind Sailing

  • Starting, Stopping & Speed Control

Day 4

Concepts:

  • Jibing

  • Downwind Sailing

Day 5

Concepts:

  • Heave To Position    

  • Man Overboard Recovery

Day 6

Concepts:

  • Docking

  • Mooring

Day 7

Concepts:

  • Navigation

  • Trip Planning

  • Weather

  • Float plans

Day 8

Concepts:

  • Rules of the Road

Brendan Campers Prepare to Depart on the Beach

Day 9

Concepts:

  • Towing

  • Anchoring

Day 10

Review and Fun Day

Parents Sail