The St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club has offered a junior summer sailing program for years. Heading up the program is instructor Naomi Van den Bergh who says exposing a child to the world of sailing is the main objective of the program and she feels when you start them young by teaching the basic seamanship of sailing, the kids will be rewarded later in life.
She also feels she's opening them up to social skills while helping them build confidence and character.
Naomi grew up in Belgium and began sailing at the age of six. She's been an instructor here in the U.S. for 14 years, the last 4 at the Yacht Club.
The summer sailing program runs through August 16 and is open to campers from ages 5 to 18.