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Learn to Sail

The Bitter Ends Learn to Sail Course is taught only in an International Optimist Dinghy (IOD).

    Basic Physical Requirements:   Please read our Detailed SWIM/LIFT/CAPSIZE  Requirements
  1. Passing a basic Swim Test. 
  2. Demonstrating ability to lift reasonable weight.
  3. Experiencing and practice a capsize of an IOD boat.
    Required Documents:  Pre-Registration Form    Swim/Lift/Capsize Agreement 
            Release of Responsibility Waivers:  LTS    MEDIA    VYBA

Payment of $150.00 due by August 26, 2019 check made payable to VWSS and sent to the address below.

If a student cancels two weeks prior to the swim test or it is determined that you are unable to pass the swim test, a full refund will be awarded. 

                     *No refunds are given after the first day of class.

   2019 Course Schedule as follows:    

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 8:15 a.m. -2 p.m.   Orientation Day BE regular racing day

         General Meeting

         Lift and Agility of an International Optimist Dinghy test

         Swim test in Venice Yacht Club Pool

         Safety Committee supervised boat capsizing in Roberts Bay

                          Safety is our primary protocol!

Learn To Sail Program Week

Monday through Friday; October 21, 22, 23, 24, 25,  9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

US Sailing Learn Sailing Right and BE Student Packet will be given to those that have successfully passed all required tests on Orientation Day.

Venice Youth Boating Association Pram Shed
Venice Yacht Club

1330 Tarpon Center Drive; Venice, FL 34285
    Contact:  For questions and more info please email:  lts_info@bitterendsvenice.com .
    Send completed documents and payment to: 

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