West End Racing Childrens Community Sailing, Inc.
A NON-PROFIT YOUTH PROGRAM WHERE CHILDREN TEACH CHILDREN TO SAIL
Located in the 'West End' of Provincetown we own beach front property and maintain a boathouse at 83 Commercial Street. We own a number of different kinds of watercraft including dinghies, kayaks, Sun Fish and Rhodes 19 sailboats. Our sailing program provides instruction in all phases of sailing from beginner through intermediate to advanced levels. There will be a special instructor to work with advanced sailors.
To give children from Provincetown and Truro a low cost opportunity to learn how to sail, swim and develop seamanship skills to enrich their lives with nautical knowledge and boating experience. To perpetuate this goal older children teach younger ones to sail in a safe, wholesome and character building environment and pass knowledge from one generation to the next. Children also learn to develop their seamanship and navigation skills.
We view the character development of our young sailors as an equally important goal. We believe that learning to sail can be a transformative, character-building experience for youth and will use sailing as a way to help children develop confidence, self-reliance, personal responsibility, a sense of friendly and fair competition and an appreciation of the marine environment as well as an opportunity to develop peer leadership and teamwork skills.
TIME PASSES, THINGS CHANGE, BUT SOME STAY THE SAME. IT'S STILL ALL ABOUT SAILING AND KIDS, BUT WE HAVE A NEW NAME TO GO WITH OUR NEW 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT STATUS. For more information see our ABOUT US page.
The WERCCS, Inc. is one of Provincetown's best kept secrets. It is a non-profit sailing program for children ages 8-14
providing lessons and equipment for a seasonal registration fee of $50. The WERCCS, Inc. is open to children from Provincetown and Truro. There will be a program instructor and assistant instructors on duty at all times. Regular hours are 9-noon, 1-4pm weekdays in July and August varying with the weather and tides. To help support the program, raffle tickets are sold for items generously donated by community merchants.