Class Description and Costs

The family of each student must be enrolled as members of the Yacht Club of Cape Saint Claire to participate in the Cape Youth Sailing program.

Each student fee below includes the membership fee for the Yacht Club of Cape Saint Claire on a per student basis.


Half Day Prams/Optimists
This class is geared to children 8 and 9 years of age. This is a wonderful opportunity for younger children to learn sailing basics in a boat just their size. Our Vanguard and Optimist prams are extremely stable sailboats designed specifically for the young, entry level sailor, combining minimal controls and maximum safety. Each child will have his/her own boat and individualized instruction, with a student/teacher ratio of 4:1. Classes will be 1/2 days to accommodate the younger child. Class size limited. Please be sure your child is aware they are alone in the boat.  Pram students must be 8 by June 1st, 2017.  Boating experience is not required, but maturity and comfort on the water is important.

Morning (AM) Session: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Afternoon (PM) Session: 1:00 to 4 p.m.


 Session Dates Resident Cost
 Non-Resident Cost
 1
6/26/2017-7/7/2017
(AM or PM)
 $265 per class
 $315 per class
 2
7/10/2017-7/21/2017
(AM or PM)
 $265 per class
 $315 per class
 3
7/24/2017-8/4/2017
(AM or PM)
 $265 per class
 $315 per class

Full day Optimist programs:
Full day Optimist sessions are appropriate for students age 10 and older with or without boating experience.   Acceptance by permission of head instructor only after registration review.
 
 Session DatesResident Cost    
 Non-Resident Cost
 16/26/2017-7/7/2017 $390 per class $490 per class
 27/10/2017-7/21/2017 $390 per class $490 per class
 37/24/2017-8/4/2017 
 $390 per class $490 per class

420s
Full day 420 sessions are available for beginner and/or experienced students ages 12-17 ready for team sailing.

Beginner: This class is a basic introduction to the sport of team sailing for ages 12 and older. No team experience is needed. The student will learn safety, the parts of the boat, rigging, steering, sail trim, knots, and docking.  The student will leave the class with a basic knowledge of skippering and crewing on a boat on all points of sail.

Advanced: Building on beginner skills, this class is for the student who has completed or demonstrated the skills taught in the Beginning Sailing class. Emphasis is on perfecting previously learned skills, teamwork, man-over-board, seamanship, and acquiring more self-confidence.  More advanced students continue to perfect skills, and move on to flying spinnakers, race strategy, and may participate in a local regatta.

 Session    Dates Resident Cost
 Non-Resident Cost
 16/26/2017-7/7/2017 $390 per class $490 per class
 27/10/2017-7/21/2017 $390 per class $490 per class
 37/24/2017-8/4/2017 $390 per class $490 per class