FAQ-Frequently Asked Questions

/FAQ-Frequently Asked Questions

From downtown Boulder, head east on Arapahoe Avenue, turn north on Foothills Parkway, west on Jay Road, and north on 51st Street, turn east and head to the entrance of Reservoir Road.  From the Front Gate, drive toward “Hobie Haven” look for CSC’s white tent and boat racks with your sailing gear. 5565 51st St, Boulder, CO 80301.   Map

Sunscreen, Water, Lunch, Hat, Sunglasses, Change of Clothes, Towel, Closed-Toe Sandal/Water Shoe, any medication the student might need and a FUN Attitude ready to learn and go sailing!

Our instructors are all US Sailing Certified Instructors who have completed training from US Sailing, and have certifications in CPR and First Aid. They’re all excellent sailors and great teachers. Your child’s coach probably learned to sail in an Opti, too! Instructor biographies will be posted soon. We also have several counselors in training who are under 18 assisting with our classes.

You’ll have lots of opportunities to watch your child sail. Please keep in mind that parents on the beach and docks can be a big distraction for new sailors (they’ll watch you instead of paying attention to class!). For safety reasons it’s very important for new sailors to focus entirely on their coach and the instruction. Especially in the beginning, it’s usually best to wait until the class is on the water to watch. If you’d like to watch your child’s class, speak with your child’s coach so that you can make arrangements that won’t interfere with the coach’s plans that day.

No…your State Park and Boulder Entrance Fees are included in your registration costs. Community Sailing pays the State Park and Boulder Reservoir entrance every time you are entering the park for your child’s camp. Please tell the gate attendant that you are entering for a class with Community Sailing of Colorado. Inside Cherry Creek State Park you can park in front of The Cherry Creek Yacht Club building and camps meet under the deck of the Yacht Club building. At the Boulder Reservoir, you will find us on the south side of the reservoir near the boat ramps.  Look for a big tent and CSC flags.

Yes…we will try and sail every day during camp but know the weather sometimes doesn’t cooperate. Please plan on attending camp everyday during your scheduled week regardless of a little rain, unless you are contacted by our staff. Rain doesn’t scare sailors!

We use a 8:1 instructor to student ratio and most of our camps are 5:1 ratios. This is to ensure safety and provide a great learning environment for every child. Safety is always paramount and if you have any concerns or questions please contact us. We always appreciate your feedback or input.

The Cherry Creek Marina & Yacht Club is located in the Cherry Creek State Park at 4800 S. Dayton, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, inside Cherry Creek State Park. If you are on I-225 N, take exit 2 for Tamarac St/DTC Blvd. and turn right onto DTC Blvd. Turn left onto E. Union Ave and follow that until you reach S. Dayton St. on your right. After you turn right onto S. Dayton St, you will immediately see an entrance to Cherry Creek State Park on your left. You can follow this road until you see signs for the Marina on your left. Follow the signs to get to the Marina building. You can also find a map on our location page.

No, but we can change the session in which the participant is registered. This can only occur within the same sailing season.

Details on camp (including class descriptions and class dates/times) can be found on our 2016 CSC Brochure. If you did not find the information you were looking for on our website, please feel free to contact us directly and we will answer any further questions you may have.

Happy Sailing StudentIn a typical day of camp for the Cherry Creek Reservoir Program we will meet behind the Cherry Creek Marina & Yacht Club. For our Boulder Reservoir Program, we will meet under the white tent near Hobie Haven (half way between Main Office and Boat House)There are tables set up for us underneath a deck which provides some nice shade from the sometimes warm summer days. After all the campers have arrived we will do a quick chat about the coming day, the anticipated weather conditions and let the campers know what they can expect. One of the first things our sailors do is pick out their life jackets, they will be wearing these all week, anytime they are near the water.

If it is the first day of class the students will learn about the boats and water safety, then they will get to rig up a boat with the help of instructors and volunteers. After the boats are rigged they will meet with instructors again to go over the plan for practice time and then everyone heads out onto the water. Most campers will be paired up when they are a beginner as it is easier to work in teams at first. Around lunch time we bring all the classes together to enjoy a social lunch and practice a few onshore skills before heading back out sailing for the afternoon.

Each class runs a little different depending on skill level and conditions. Please speak with your instructor about any questions you may have.

Safety is a core value of Community Sailing of Colorado. We take great pride in offering sailing camps and classes that are safe and fun. To ensure we that we offer the most fulfilling and safe experience to each participant, we review our practices, policies and operation seasonally to ensure that our Safety Plan and Emergency Action Plan include the best practices for children, adults and individuals with disabilities. .

Please feel free to provide us with any feedback or concerns regarding the safety of our operation. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that each participant, volunteer and staff member are safe during a CSC program.

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