The Junior Sailing Program

Enrolled Campers- Please print out and bring your completed MEDICAL FORM and RISK WAIVER to the first day of class.

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THE JUNIOR SAILING PROGRAM is offered to students aged 9-18 in two 4-week sessions, but most enjoy all 8 weeks. All students must be age 9 by July 1st, 2018. Classes meet for 3 hours each day, Monday through Friday. YCYC offers five levels of lessons:  Beginner, Bring Your own Opti (more info below),  Intermediate, Intro To Racing, and Racing Team. Pricing is as follows:

o  One 4-wk Session: 515$  (June 18-July 13) or (July 16-August 10)  No Classes July 4th!

o  Both 4-wk Sessions: 824$ (June 18-August 10) No Classes July 4th!

o  Short Beach Residents and Yale full time students/employees receive a 20% discount!  Just email proof of residency/employment/enrollment to!

Total availability for all classes is limited due to the size of our facility.  Spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.  Please also note that the two session pricing discount only applies if one camper is participating in both sessions (not if one family purchases one session each for two different campers!)


Morning Camper Dropoff Information:  

In order to streamline our morning drop-off process, please follow these simple steps for a safer and happier Short Beach.  When you arrive to drop off your camper in the morning, please turn left onto Rockland Park and park in one of our lined parking spots.  DO NOT DRIVE PAST YCYC ON SHORT BEACH RD OR ON ROCKLAND PARK and please do not park on Short Beach RD.  THIS WILL CUASE MAJOR TRAFFIC JAMS SINCE THERE IS NO WAY TO TURN AROUND.  We also ask that you refrain from using ANY driveway as a turnaround.  YCYC is a busy place in the morning and we like to make every effort to keep private driveways free of YCYC traffic.  As soon as your sailor has exited your vehicle just let the morning parking staff know that you are ready to leave and they will instruct you when to back out and exit Rockland Park.  It is a narrow two way street so please be patient for your turn to exit.  



Opti/420 Beginner

o Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm

 Offered for children with no prior sailing experience. This class emphasizes safety and teaches basic sailing skills including knowledge of parts of the boat, rigging, launching, basic sailing, water safety and confidence in handling all points of sail.  This year, we are incorporating Opti's into our instructional fleet, which will provide smaller sailors with a more appropriately sized boat to experiment with solo sailing.  Our beginner class is supported by a staff of Junior Instructors, so there is plenty of supervision and one-on-one instruction.


 Bring Your Own Opti

o Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm

 This is a new program and we want to see if there is interest! If a bring your own Opti sailing program interests you let us know, by sending us an email at

420 Intermediate

o Monday-Friday 9am-12pm

 Teaches improved boat handling to campers already knowledgeable in basic sailing skills, and provides an introduction to racing. The curriculum is an extension of the Beginner class with an emphasis upon independence in rigging, skippering, and boating safety.



420 Intro to Racing

o Monday thru Friday, 1pm - 4pm

 Intended for older students already proficient in sailing in most weather conditions.  Instruction emphasizes advanced boat handling like roll-tacking/jibing and the finer aspects of sail trim and the introduction to racing tactics and rules.  This class is particularly suited to aspiring racers and experienced summer sailors. 



420 Racing Team

o Monday thru Friday, 1pm - 4pm

 The Racing Team continues the racing instruction begun in the advanced class and covers advanced tactics and strategy, starting, sail trim, sail shape, boat setup, and advanced boat handling through practices run by our racing coach. The racing team will participate in junior racing clinics and will enter and compete in local regattas against other yacht clubs.



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