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Mike Caplan from FOX 32 is Coming to Visit Junior Sail This Week!

Mike Caplan [FOX32] comes to visit WYCYF Junior Sail!

Mike returns to WYCYF Junior Sail, and will be giving a presentation on severe weather as well as talking about water safety – Thursday, June 29th from 11:30 to 12:30 at the Waukegan Yacht club – all are welcome.

About Mike Caplan:

Mike Caplan was born and raised in Lake County and is proud to call it home. Mike is the weekday morning meteorologist at FOX32 television in Chicago. Mike maintains an active presence on social media where his Facebook posts are among the most followed in Chicagoland. Mike is a graduate of Illinois State University and the College of Lake County. He also completed the meteorology program at Mississippi State University. Mike has a wife, son and a full compliment of three dogs, one of which was adopted from the Perfect Pet program. Besides meteorology, Mike is also a professional photographer. He and his wife own Caplan Studios Photography, providing services from head shots to model portfolios to weddings. Mike and his wife travel and often find themselves in cold places like Iceland or Yellowstone in winter.

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2017 Season Starts Monday! Be Prepared…

Parents & Junior Sailors, here’s what you need to remember to bring to class on Monday.

Junior Sailors and Parents, we’re right on the edge of starting the 2017 Junior Sail Season! I can’t wait to meet you and your children as we make our way through the summer.
The staff and I wanted to take this opportunity to send out a quick reminder of the things students should bring to class during our time together this year.
Life Jackets/Vests:
WYCYF Junior Sail provides life jackets for use, but many of you might prefer getting your own. Life Jackets must be US Coast Guard-approved Type II or Type III(recommended) personal floatation devices. Life Jackets are required to be worn at all times when on the dock, in a boat, and any place in between.
Drinking water/Refillable water bottle:
Please bring your own – We have committed to not using disposable bottles to help keep them out of our lake.
Sunscreen / Sunblock / Rash guards / Under Armor / Performance long-sleeve shirts and or leggings:
Protect yourself and your skin from the sun – you can still burn even when the sky is overcast.
Towel:
You will more than likely get wet at some point or another during the day – you should have something to dry off with.
Swimming Suit:
Swim/water comfort test on the 1st day and Swim suits are very comfortable to sail in all season.
Dry Change of Clothes:
The ride home after class is a lot more pleasant in dry clothes.  
Closed-toe & rubber sole shoes:
I can’t stress this enough – NO FLIP-FLOPS –
Good traction makes sailing easier. Plus, feet are crucial to what we do…You’ll want to keep them protected!
Windbreaker/Foul weather gear:
We sail rain or shine, hot or cool weather – please have clothing options that will protect you for potential weather conditions.
Sunglasses with retainer strap: (Croakies…etc)
Protect your eyes and protect your sunglasses.
— Full Day Students —
Don’t forget to bring your lunch and/or a snack or money to buy lunch and/or snack – Instructors will chaperone students to Dock Side for Lunch or Ice Cream..
Any questions? Contact me directly and I will be happy to explain.
We’re looking forward to a great season with you!
Colin Classen, Program Director
colin_c@juniorsail.org