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2020 Junior Fall Sailing
Hampton Yacht Club is pleased to announce a strong fall program for our junior members and public youth sailors and we have something for everybody Monday through Thursday 4-7 PM (times may adjust due to daylight savings time)
The Laser Radial program will run for twelve weeks starting Aug. 24th and will be coached by HYC Head Coach Vir Menon. Vir sailed in two ICSA Singlehanded National Championships, was the MAISA Sportsman of the Year, and has an extensive background in international laser competition. There is also potential for Laser 4.7s to join if demand is there. Lasers will practice Mondays/Wednsdays.
The Hampton Roads Race Team had a very strong summer, dominating the Opti Circuit, winning the Commonwealth Cup, and winning the USODA Norfolk Optimist Meeting Regatta and the Team Race. These elite youth Opti sailors will continue to train this fall on Monday and Wednesday for six weeks starting August 24th at HYC and then spend six weeks at NYCC. Head coach will be Nathan Smith. Nathan was on the US Opti National Team and during high school won the Baker Trophy, the High School National Team Race Championship while sailing for Christchurch School.
Opti Green/Lime program will be run on Tuesday and Thursday starting September 1st. This will be a nine week program. The basis of this program is to incorporate many of the Opti 1 sailors we had over the summer into a racing program. HYC Sailing Director Maxwell Plarr will be working to perfect their form and boat handling and prepare the future generation of racers.
COVID has prevented High School Sailing from competing this fall, however, the Virginia Interscholastic Sailing Association will allow the short track style double-handed high school competition. Since many of our HYC youth members and youth public sailors are highly active in this form of racing Hampton Yacht Club wants to support these sailors on Tuesday and Thursday with Head Coach Vir Menon. High School sailing is a very important discipline to foster this fall season.
For questions regarding these programs please contact sailingdirector@hamptonyc.com
Member Discounts are Applicable to Certain Programs
All programs 4-7PM (times may adjust due to Daylight Savings Time)