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! This year we will be going to full day camps and including lunch in our tuition! 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 Wednesday 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 11th, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Commodore’s Dining Area.

Registration

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Tuition

Explorers: (MemberBefore May 1st – $160, After May 1st – $195
(NonmemberBefore May 1st – $210, After May 1st – $245

Sailors In Motion*:  (MemberBefore May 1st – $565, After May 1st – $600
(NonmemberBefore May 1st – $615, After May 1st – $650

All Others*:  (MemberBefore May 1st – $315, After May 1st – $350
(NonmemberBefore May 1st – $365, After May 1st – $400

Race Teams: TBA

*Price includes Lunch! That is a $50 deal!

Class must be paid in full to confirm your reservation. Race Team Tuition or tuition over $900 has the option of splitting into 2 payments. 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. Class minimum of 3 sailors in order to host the class.

Discounts

Member pricing for children and grandchildren of current HYC members.
If you sign up for 3 more classes or sailors, receive 10% off total registration cost.
Important Discount Information:
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.

 

2019 Summer Classes

Explorers

Ages 6-8
This is an introductory sailing class is a one-week, 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 Thursday. Time will be spent on Optimists and Sonars.

Opti Level 1

Ages 8-12
This entry-level class is a one-week long, full day class 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 Thursday, 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 and Sonars in the morning. 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. 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 4 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 one-week long, full 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 Hampton Yacht Club’s Junior Regatta in the Opti Green Fleet.

Adventure Sail

Ages 8-12
This is a one-week long, full 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, RS Fevas, Sonars and canoes.

Double Handed Sailing Level 1

Ages 13-18
This entry-level class is a one-week long, full day program that is for new sailors or for sailors graduating from the Optis or looking to get into high school sailing. This class teaches sailors the basic rigging fundamentals, seamanship (knots and weather),  water safety, sportsmanship and confidence in sailing all points of sail. This class will be taught on our new RS Fevas.

Intro to Double Handed Racing

Ages 13-18
This class is for sailors who have already completed Double Handed Sailing Level 1 and want to continue their progression. This is a one-week long, full day class that teaches sailors the introductory skills of racing. Sailors learn performance rigging, boat handling, asymmetrical spinnaker, how to start and rules of racing. We will have one home regatta that these sailors can participate in. This class will be taught on our brand new RS Fevas.

Opti Race Team

Ages 8-15 (Green, Red, White, Blue Fleet)
This is a one-week long to nine-week long program, full day program that is for sailors who have completed Intro to Opti Racing and have a serious commitment to training. You can either sign up for week-long clinics or receive a discounted price for signing up for all 9 weeks. Sailors will improve their racing skills and represent HYC or NYCC in regattas around the Chesapeake Bay and East Coast. Tuition covers coaching up to 7 regattas and the use of boats (Optis are only available for first year racers), parents are expected to assist with transporting boats. For more race team information, regatta calendar and to see our new partnership with Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, Click here.

c420 Race Team

Ages 13-21
This is a one-week to nine-week long program, full day program that is for sailors who have completed Intro to c420 Racing and have a serious commitment to training. You can either sign up for week-long clinics or receive a discounted price for signing up for all 9 weeks. 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 may cover coaching cost at 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 and to see our new partnership with Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, Click here.

2019 Summer Schedule

CLASSES Session 1
06/17-21
Session 2
06/24-28
Session 3
07/08-12
Session 4
07/15-19
Session 5
07/22-26
Session 6
07/29-08/02
Session 7
08/05-09
Session 8
08/12-16
Explorers 8:30am-12pm OR

12:30pm-4:00pm

8:30am-12pm OR

12:30pm-4:00pm

 

12:30pm-4:00pm

8:30am-12pm OR

12:30pm-4:00pm

Opti Level 1 8:30am- 4:00pm 8:30am- 4:00pm 8:30am- 4:00pm 8:30am- 4:00pm
Intro to Opti Racing 8:30am- 4:00pm 8:30am- 4:00pm 8:30am- 4:00pm 8:30am- 4:00pm
Adventure Sail 8:30am- 4:00pm 8:30am- 4:00pm 8:30am- 4:00pm 8:30am- 4:00pm
Sailors in Motion 8:30am- 4:00pm (two weeks!) 8:30am- 4:00pm
(two weeks!)
Double Handed Sailing Level 1 8:30am- 4:00pm 8:30am- 4:00pm 8:30am- 4:00pm 8:30am- 4:00pm
Intro to Double Handed Racing 8:30am- 4:00pm 8:30am- 4:00pm 8:30am- 4:00pm 8:30am- 4:00pm
Opti Race Team TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
c420 Race Team TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA