It was a little over a year ago, and we had just moved to Rock Hall, Maryland, a small town on the Chesapeake Bay. As the kids and I made our way around town during the day, between the beach and the pool, it was hard not to notice these signs that had just went up everywhere. They were for kids' sailing lessons at the Rock Hall Yacht Club (RHYC).
They peaked my attention immediately.
I grew up not far from the bay, my parents had a small powerboat, but I had no experience with sailing. Prior to seeing these signs, I hadn't realized just how intrigued I was by sailing. I signed my daughter up for Pee Wee lessons right away, and gave my husband and myself a pat on the back for moving to such an amazing town that offered kids' sailing lessons!
Her lessons were just as awesome as I had hoped, and my girl loved them. Not only is she signed up again for this summer, but I also enrolled in the adult class. Stay tuned, I will be posting many pictures and sharing our experiences with this year's lessons. If they intrigue you as well, sign up here, and I will send you my blog posts directly when the time comes.
Her sailing lessons was our first introduction to the RHYC and their Sailing School, and we were very pleased. The club's location on the Chester River is simply gorgeous, the sailing instruction is top notch, and we found the people very inviting and friendly. Not only did we sign up for more sailing lessons this year, but we also joined the club! Just a couple of weeks into summer and my family has already spent many leisurely days at the pool, and we've enjoyed getting to know the other club members.
Just this past weekend was their Annual One-Design Invitational Regatta, and I had the opportunity to witness it from one of the race committee boats. So, of course, I brought along my camera! As the Pin Boat, we were responsible for setting the course markers for the one of the two races. For our particular race, we got to see Windmills, Wayfarers, Daysailers, and Chesapeake 20's in action, and it was breathtaking.
Fortunately, the other boat passengers were super kind and very nice about answering all of my newbie questions about the boats and the race itself. It was the perfect way to spend a gorgeous afternoon, and I learned so much. I hope to go out on the next race, the Junior One-Design Regatta later this month, and bring along a much longer zoom lens! As I had anticipated, the lenses I use for my family photo sessions aren't the best options for capturing these races. If you are up for having me along on your boat for the next race, please let me know!
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