Our first summer sailing camp of 2020 will launch on July 6, with participation limited by the strict guidelines of the City of San Francisco. We plan to also stage camps in August and to make those camps more inclusive and targeted toward students interested in our fall sailing program. No one knows for certain that we can run in the fall, but we're optimistic, and we're laying the groundwork.
Our July camp is limited to 12 advanced sailors that we have identified as likely to benefit most from intensive sessions, four days per week for the three-week minimum directed by the City. Twelve is the maximum number of students the City allows. This is not what we intended for the summer of 2020—all regularly scheduled camps were cancelled—but it's a matter of doing what we can. We expect to learn a lot in three weeks in July about how to go larger in August.
We cannot run Learn to Sail camps this summer, but that makes them a high priority going forward.
San Francisco has the tightest restrictions in the region. Competition for space is also tight. We've heard from our people, and we feel the urgency, but we believe that this prudent course will best serve the future of StFYC youth sailing.
Our Sailing Director, Brent Harrill, and our Head Coach, Adam Corpuz-Lahne, returned last week and are planning every detail of monitored arrivals, health screenings, sanitization and many other requirements that were never routine before. This will get us going on July 6. Brent and Adam are simultaneously working with Club leadership to develop a plan for multiple three-week camps in August. We hope to soon announce sign-up procedures for those camps. Meanwhile, we have a lot to do. Our boats are lonely. They need to get wet.