Program Overview

Our program is designed to teach the fundamentals of sailing, whether you are a beginner or an experienced sailor. Sailing is a recreational as well as a competitive sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

The purpose of the summer youth sailing program is to provide a safe instructional environment for an enjoyable summer of learning how to sail. At the end of the summer, each junior sailor will receive a certificate of completion and a lifetime of friends and memories!

All the YCCSC Youth Sailing Program instructors are at least 18 years of age and are US Sailing Level I Instructor Certified or actively pursuing US Sailing Level I certification.

All Instructors and assistants hold current First Aid/CPR cards. The staff employ 5 motorized boats for instruction and safety.

Classes are sailed in program-owned 420s (a 14’ sloop-rigged sailboat for 2-3 young sailors) or in Vanguard and

Optimist prams, designed to be captained by a single sailor.