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! Since 2016, 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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We will be hosting an informational Open House on June 12th at 6:30pm in the Commodore’s Dining Area.

Registration

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Tuition

General Classes: $280 member, $330 nonmember
Sailors In Motion: $530 member, $580 nonmember
Chesapeake Region c420 & Opti Race Teams: $1000 member, $1100 nonmember
c420 & Opti Race Teams: $1300 member, $1400 nonmember

Class must be paid in full to confirm your reservation. Race Team Tuition has the option of splitting into 2 payments and NYCC Members will get Member Pricing for Race Team Tuition only. 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. NYCC members will receive member pricing on Race Team Tuition.
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.

 

2018 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 or NYC in regattas around the Chesapeake Bay and East Coast. Tuition covers coaching up to 7 regattas and the use of boats, parents are expected to assist with transporting boats. For more race team information, regatta calendar, to see the difference between Chesapeake Region Opti Race Team and Opti Race Team and to see our new partnership with Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, 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 or NYCC in regattas around the Chesapeake Bay and the country. Expert coaching will be provided and guest coaches will include Gary Bodie and Tyler Moore. Tuition covers coaching at up to 7 regattas and the use of boats, parents are expected to assist with transporting boats. You may sign up as a team or individually. For more race team information, regatta calendar, to see the difference between Chesapeake Region c420 Race Team and c420 Race Team and to see our new partnership with Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, see here.

2018 Summer Schedule

Course Time Pre Practice Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
June 11-15 June 18-22 & June 25-29 July 9-13 & July 16-20 July 23-27 & July 30 – August 3 August 6-10 & August 13-17
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 1 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 Team (T,W,R plus regattas) Opti Race Team – Continued Messing About in Boats (Ages 8-12) Opti Race Team – Continued (Only week of Aug 6-10)
Opti Race Team – Continued
3:00pm-6:30pm Opti Race Team c420 Race Team (T,W,R plus regattas) c420 Race Team – Continued c420 Race Team – Continued c420 Race Team – Continued (Only week of Aug 6-10)
c420 Race Team