Winter Sailing Program

Winter Sailing Program

HYC is partnering with Norfolk Yacht and Country Club to host Frostbiting for any juniors interested in keeping up with their racing skills during the winter. This program is open to both juniors of HYC members and juniors of nonmembers on our Optis (Optis and FJs at NYCC). Juniors MUST have racing experience. Junior Frostbiting occurs on Sundays from December to the end of February from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. We alternate Sundays from HYC to NYCC. Cost is only $25/junior and we meet in the Junior Shack.

We will assess the combination of wind, air and water temperature each Sunday to make sure it is safe enough for the juniors to go out in.

If you would like more information and to get on our email list, please contact the Sailing Director at

Opti Race Team Training Clinic

We will be hosting an Optimist Clinic with Richard Feeney from February 9-10 and March 30-31. Cost will be around $150-$200/sailor. If you are interested in signing your sailor up for this amazing opportunity, please contact Arielle at

Coach Richard Feeney has been coaching sailing since he was 16. Coach Feeney has been the USODA USA coach for countless years. He is also US Sailing’s Youth National Coach. He is the reigning IOD World Champion and the reigning Bullseye National Championship. He has coached at the ISAF Youth Worlds when his athletes placed first and third. He was the head coach at his alma mater, Brown University when the team won the Women’s National Championship. At Brown he was a 2-time All American.