The El Toro Program is off to a strong start, beginning with “Coach the Coaches” day.  Paul Tara and Dan Cook share their El Toro knowledge with the new parents that will be teaching the El Toro program this year.

Juniors) Coaches training

(Juniors) Coaches training 2

(Juniors) Coaches training 3

Next comes opening day at Pinto Lake which turns into a great day to practice rigging on dry land as the algae in the lake made for a “skunked day” on the water.

(Juniors) Rigging instruction

Best thing about the SCYC Junior Program and their mighty army of volunteers . . . is thinking outside the box!  What do a group of volunteer parents do when Pinto Lake isn’t sailable?  They find another location!  These are pictures of their test run at Kirby Park.   Kudos to Eric Willis and his amazing team!

(Juniors) Kirby Park surveying

(Juniors) Kirby Park Test Sail 1

(Juniors) Kirby Park Test Sail 2