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Sailing Program

Regatta 1Ready about” and “hard to lee!” Let’s go sailing!

STRIDE’s sailing program offers a one-of-a-kind curriculum, with format provided by American Red Cross and US Sailing. Participants learn to sail both through classroom instruction and on the water, with rigged sloops adapted to meet the individual learning needs of each child. Classes run for 6 weeks on Saratoga Lake.

Classes are run by certified sailing instructors at the Saratoga Lake Sailing Club. First mates attend weekly lessons at the SLSC on weeknight evenings. Parents are welcome to watch from the shore. There is a maximum of fifteen participants per session.

Where: Saratoga Lake Sailing Club, 163 Manning Road, Ballston Spa, NY

When:  Typically Mondays from 5:00 pm to dusk   TBD due to Covid -19
*Wind and weather permitting- Kayaks, row boats and other water type activities will be used based on wind strength. 

Cost: $25 administrative fee for multi-day programs

Ages: 8-21 years old and Wounded Warriors 

To register, contact or 518-598-1279.

*A current (within a calendar year) STRIDE application must be on file at STRIDE to participate. STRIDE reserves the right to charge a full price cancellation fee if you make a reservation and do not attend.

Meet Our Program Director, Skip Parry

Skip has been working with STRIDE for over a decade in the sailing program and instrumental in securing facilities at Saratoga Sailing Yacht Club as a longtime member there. His connections have attracted our volunteer base of members who donate the use of their boats and Flying Scots (a stable flat-bottom keel vessel).

Skip is Vice President of Safety and Risk Management at Otis Eastern Service, LLC and lives in Saratoga with his wife. His son, Nick, is a former STRIDE athlete and Special Olympian. He has 2 daughters in the process of earning college degrees. The entire Parry family volunteers for STRIDE.

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