Tim Tyler will be the sailing instructor at Eastern Shore Yacht & Country Club this summer.

By Bill Sterling


The Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club is holding its annual Sailing Camp this summer with two new instructors with impressive resumes.

The instructors include Tim Tyler, head sailing instructor for the Augusta Sailing Club and a U.S. Navy veteran who has sailed in the Long Island Sound, Bermuda and the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Panama. Tyler has been sailing for over 40 years and has been a member of the Larchmont Yacht Club and the Augusta (Ga.) Sailing Club and is a U.S. Sailing certified instructor.

Also serving as an instructor will be Kris T. Califano Herbert, who has been sailing and racing since the age of eight. She sailed for Flordia State University Sailing team and was a skipper on the women’s team when it placed ninth and 10th nationally. Herbert is a member of the Apalachee Bay Yacht Club near Tallahassee, Fla., where she helped revitalize the sailing education program and has been teaching sailing to youth and adults for the last four years. She is a U.S. Certified sailing instructor and has recently relocated to the Eastern Shore.

The purpose of the class will be to have fun while learning how to rig, de-rig and sail a boat alone, sail to many different locations around Pungoteague Creek, learn about boat safety and rules on the water and learn the basics of racing. No previous sailing experience is necessary.

Half-day session camps will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday on June 24-28 and July 22-26 with registration costs $200 for members and $250 for non-members.

Three-day camps will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday on July 1-3 with $120 fee for members and $150 for non-members.

A full day session for a five-day camp will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 8-12, July 15-19 and July 20-Aug. 2 with registration costs of $350 for members and $400 for non-members.

For more information, go to esycc.com/sailing or call 787-1525.

Private and group sailing lessons for adults are available during evening hours.