The purpose of AHSEP is to introduce children (and adults) to sailing, using small boats; to teach basic seamanship; to advance interested students into intermediate sailing principles and then racing techniques; for students to participate in local, regional, and national regattas.
Our program is taught by US Sailing certified instructors using US Sailing's proven techniques.
AHSEP is a volunteer run, non-profit organization. Our committee works to provide a best in class sailing experience to young sailors. The 2020 AHSEP Committee heads are:
Chair: Jeff Senkeleski
Treasurer: Michele Walter
Secretary: Daniela Marich
Program/Class: Mary Guerrera
Communication/Special Projects: John Surguy
Equipment/Supplies: Taylor Niles
Regatta: Jeff Senkeleski
Location/Facilities: Kevin Milne
The Optimist is a small, single-handed sailing dinghy intended for use by children up to the age of 15.
The 420 is an established worldwide performance two person trapeze and spinnaker racing dinghy. This popular dinghy is sailed at school, club, open, national and international levels.