For this series, I'm featuring some of the many local businesses and organizations in Rock Hall that my family has come to know and love. If you've never visited Rock Hall, then I hope these images and stories will help you plan a relaxing getaway to this charming town along the Chesapeake Bay, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. If Rock Hall isn't new to you, then I hope you'll enjoy reading along and sharing these interviews with friends and family in support of these outstanding Rock Hall businesses and organizations. You can see the other places I've featured in Rock Hall here.
My family is excited for next week and the start of our kids' sailing school at The Rock Hall Yacht Club Sailing School. These photos are from last year and my girl's second run of Pee Wee lessons.
The mission of the RHYCSS is to instill a lifelong love of sailing and the water in children and adults by teaching sailing skills in a structured, safe and fun environment. Each class is small in size and lead by at least two U.S. certified sailing instructors, allowing for lots of hands-on teaching. I really like that the instructors are young adults, usually college and high school students, that are able to teach the kids how to sail in a fun and relaxed environment. I know my kids wouldn't want to come back each year if the days weren't having fun as they learned.
In Pee Wee, they learn about the anatomy of a sailboat, knot tying, they're taken out on a few different types of small boats, and they get a chance to try their hand at sailing an Opti by the end of the week.
It's amazing to me what they learn in just three mornings. My girl was given the "Sweetest Sailor" award after her first lessons two years ago. After her second batch of lessons last year, she was awarded "Tack Master." I was very proud of her progress in just two sets of lessons.