OPC to host sailing clinic, Dog Days Regatta

BEMIDJI, Minn. (August 24, 2011) — Bemidji State University’s Outdoor Program Center will hold a sailing clinic and host the Dog Days Sailing Regatta in early September.

Wednesday, Sept. 7 – Sailing Clinic, 1-3 p.m. Cost: $15; contact OPC at (218) 755-3900 to register.
Learn the basic skills to get you on your way to becoming a sailor! This clinic is for all those who have always wanted to sail but never had anyone to take them out and show them the ropes. We begin with a talk on small boat safety, learn the parts of the boat, knots, rigging, capsize procedures, then take to the water in small boats perfect for beginners. Come prepared to swim with secure eyewear and clothes appropriate for the weather. We provide wetsuits, paddling jackets, and PFDs. Experienced sailors are also welcome to come and take out a boat. Meet at BSU Waterfront on Diamond Point. Call 755-3900 to sign up or for more information.
More information: http://www.bemidjistate.edu/students/recreation/calendar/recreation/2011/09/07

Saturday, Sept. 10 – Dog Days Sailing Regatta, 2 p.m. start. Cost: free; contact OPC at (218) 755-3900 for information.
Race round the mark and try the exciting world of head to head sailboat racing. The Bemidji Sailing Club, along with the BSU Outdoor Program, has revived the classic summer series of high fun/low-stress Lake Bemidji regattas. We will have a skipper’s meeting at 2 p.m., then proceed to race two heats on a three point course. All class of boats are welcome, (finish times will be handicapped for scoring) and we have several sailboats for rent. We will do our best to match experienced skippers with newbies who are there to learn. A short awards meeting will follow with simple prizes for the top three finishers. No fee. We can assist launching and rigging boats beginning at noon. Call 755-3900 to sign up or for more information.
Location: OPC Boathouse; Diamond Point Park
More information: http://www.bemidjistate.edu/students/recreation/calendar/recreation/2011/09/10

For more information, and to confirm dates and times for all OPC activities, please call the Outdoor Program Center offices at (218) 755-2999.

• Bemidji State Campus Recreation: http://www.bemidjistate.edu/students/recreation/

About the Outdoor Program Center
Bemidji State University’s nationally-recognized Outdoor Program Center is part of a diverse and active Department of Campus Recreation. The center is dedicated to providing the university and public with outdoor experiences which allow participants to enjoy the outdoors, explore personal potential, and develop a respect and understanding of the Earth’s natural systems and accompanying responsibilities.