Summer Sailing Program

Summer Sailing Program

Send your child to a summer camp he/she will not forget! This is not your typical sailing camp. We incorporate sailing with marine science and fun; play on-the-water games like Quidditch, Tennis Ball Tag, Turbo Basketball, Highway and more! For 2016 and now 2017, we have partnered with the Virginia Air & Space Center to provide a math, science and sailing adventure for children ages 8 to 12.  Every first Friday we will host a Pirate Day, where sailors get to dress like pirates and go on a sailing scavenger hunt to find the pirate treasure. During each session, we will have a Parent Day where parents are encouraged to come watch what their child has learned throughout the camp, and of course take pictures! After completing each course, sailors are sent home with a card showing which objectives and goals they have accomplished throughout the course.

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Registration

CLICK HERE to register for our 2017 Summer Camp!
Don’t want to register online? Print out our application and mail it to 4707 Victoria Blvd. Hampton, VA 23669

Tuition

General Classes: $280 member, $330 nonmember
Sailors In Motion: $530 member, $580 nonmember
Chesapeake Region c420 & Opti Race Teams: $900 member, $1000 nonmember
c420 & Opti Race Teams: $1200 member, $1300 nonmember

Class must be paid in full to confirm your reservation. Course fees are fully refundable upon cancellation no later than two weeks prior to the start of your camper’s session. No refunds will be made for missed classes or dismissal from the program for disciplinary reasons.

Discounts

Member pricing for grandchildren of current HYC members.
If you sign up for 3 more classes, receive 10% off total registration cost.
Important Discount Information:
If you are a member and are signing up for multiple camps or for a Race Team, you will need to call the Sailing Director to receive a coupon code to receive additional member discounts.
If you are signing up for more than 3 classes, you will receive 10% off your total cost. Please call the Sailing Director to receive a coupon code.

 

2017 Summer Classes

Explorers

Ages 6-8
This is an introductory sailing class is a two-week long, half day program with a dedicated instructor for every 6 sailors signed up for the course. The primary focus is having fun on the water while gaining confidence on the water. We have marine science days on every Wednesday. Time will be spent on Optimists and Sonars.

Opti Level 1

Ages 8-12
This entry-level class is a two-week long, half day program that introduces sailors to the basics of sailing. This class teaches sailors the basic rigging fundamentals, seamanship,  water safety and confidence in sailing all points of sail. Every Wednesday, we have a marine science day.

Sailors in Motion

Ages 8-12
This class is a two-week long, full day program where we partner with the Virginia Air & Space Museum. Sailors will learn the basics of sailing in our Optimists in the morning with our Opti Level 1 group. This sailing portion teaches sailors the basic rigging fundamentals, seamanship,  water safety and confidence in sailing all points of sail. Sailors will then have lunch at the yacht club (lunch not provided). After lunch, sailors will conduct hands-on activities with the Air & Space educators in our Sailing Center. The sailors will be working (with the museum’s staff) on hands-on engineering projects relating to the force of motion. Sailors will get to build and work on model aircraft, rockets, roller coasters and race cars.  We will schedule field trips to the Air & Space Center throughout the week. There is a minimum of 6 sailors in order for this class to occur.

Intro to Opti Racing

Ages 8-12
This class is for sailors who have already completed Opti Level 1 or Sailors in Motion and want to continue their progression. This is a two-week long, half day class that teaches sailors the introductory skills of racing. Sailors learn performance rigging, boat handling, how to start and rules of racing. This class allows coaching at two regattas at Hampton Yacht Club in the Opti Green Fleet.

Messing About in Boats

Ages 8-12
This is a two-week long, half day class that is designed for sailors who want to be on the water but aren’t necessarily interested in racing. This course centers on adventure, games and marine science while introducing sailors to a variety of boats including: Optis, c420s, O’Pen Bics, Sonars and canoes.

420 Level 1

Ages 13-18
This entry-level class is a two-week long, half day program that is for new sailors or for sailors graduating from the Optis. This class teaches sailors the basic rigging fundamentals, seamanship (knots and weather),  water safety, sportsmanship and confidence in sailing all points of sail.

Intro to c420 Racing

Ages 13-18
This class is for sailors who have already completed 420 Level 1 and want to continue their progression. This is a two-week long, half day class that teaches sailors the introductory skills of racing. Sailors learn performance rigging, boat handling, spinnaker, trapeze, how to start and rules of racing. We will have two home regattas that these sailors can participate in.

Messing About in Boats

Ages 13-18
This is a two-week long, half day class that is designed for sailors who want to be on the water but aren’t necessarily interested in racing. This course centers on adventure, games and marine science while introducing sailors to a variety of boats including:  c420s, O’Pen Bics, Sonars and canoes. Sailors will learn person in water, basic navigation and spinnaker on the c420.

Opti Race Teams

Ages 8-15 (Red, White, Blue Fleet)
This is a nine-week long program, half day program that is for sailors who have completed Intro to Opti Racing and have a serious commitment to training. Sailors will improve their racing skills and represent HYC in regattas around the Chesapeake Bay. Tuition covers coaching up to 9 regattas, parents are expected to assist with transporting boats. For more race team information and to see the difference between Chesapeake Region Opti Race Team and Opti Race Team, see here.

c420 Race Teams

Ages 13-21
This is a nine-week long program, half day program that is for sailors who have completed Intro to c420 Racing and have a serious commitment to training. Sailors will improve their racing skills and represent HYC in regattas around the Chesapeake Bay and country. Expert coaching will be provided and guest coaches will include Gary Bodie and Tyler Moore. Tuition covers coaching at up to 11 regattas, parents are expected to assist with transporting boats. You may sign up as a team or individually. For more race team information and to see the difference between Chesapeake Region c420 Race Team and c420 Race Team, see here.

2017 Summer Schedule

Course Time Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
June 19-23 & June 26-30 July 10-14 & July 17-21 July 24-28 & July 31-August 4 August 7-11 & August 14-18
8:30am-12:00pm Opti Level 1 Intro to Opti Racing Opti Level 1 & Sailors in Motion Intro to Opti Racing
420 Level 1 Intro to c420 Racing 420 Level 1 Intro to c420 Racing
 12:30pm-4:00pm  Explorers  Opti Level I  Sailors in Motion  Opti Level 1
Messing About in Boats (Ages 8-12) Messing About in Boats (Ages 13-18) Explorers Messing About in Boats (Ages 13-18)
Opti Race Teams (T,W,Th plus regattas) Opti Race Teams – Continued Messing About in Boats (Ages 8-12) Opti Race Teams – Continued
Opti Race Teams – Continued
3:00pm-6:30pm c420 Race Teams (T,W,Th plus regattas) c420 Race Teams – Continued c420 Race Teams – Continued c420 Race Teams – Continued