The HYC summer sailing junior program offers something for everyone ages 5-18 and is open to the public! No matter if it is your child’s first sail or they are a seasoned competitor there is a program that can enhance your child’s love and understanding of the sport! The learning model that HYC unveiled last summer was a success. This year our programs will build upon that foundation to continue to promote lifelong sailing in a variety of sailing disciplines, including both racing and non-racing. We provide a skill development path for every athlete. We recommend gaining experience and building confidence in a variety of watercraft to better prepare young sailors to take advantage of new sailing opportunities in the future. The skills built at an early age lay the foundation for safe, fun, and successful sailing for a lifetime.
2021 Summer Coaches
Drop Off/Pick Times
DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS DROP OFF/PICK UP TIMES MAY BE STAGGERED ACCORDINGLY TO HELP EASE OVERCROWDING OF ENTRANCES AND LAUNCH RAMPS. PLEASE REVIEW SO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR CLASS WILL BEGIN AND END.
|AM Sessions:||Explorer and Chesapeake Experience||8:30AM-11:45AM|
|PM Sessions:||STEM Foil||3PM, Times May Vary Based on Board Build Process|
|All Day:||Opti 1:||8:45 AM-3:45PM|
|Opti 2 and Opti Team:||9:00AM-4:00PM|
|Dinghy 1 and Dinghy 2||9:00AM-4:00PM|
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 refundable if the slot can be filled by another sailor 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 4 sailors in order to host the class. There are no processing fees for using ACH or your yacht club member number. However, if you use a credit card there will be a 3% processing fee.
Member pricing is available for junior members and the children and grandchildren of current HYC members.
*Inshore and Offshore Courses may be prohibited due to social distancing.
*The Junior Advisory board has voted to issue a refund if classes are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic less applicable processing fees.
**Age requirements are recommendations, please consult the sailing director if you are unsure of which classes and where to place your sailor.
Tuition (Prices Based on Early Bird Registration Feb. 8- May 1
|Opti 2:||Two Week: $550 |
Full Summer: $1950
|Two Week: $650|
Full Summer: $2,400
|STEM Foil Board (Two Weeks)||$999||$1250|
|Advanced Adventure Sailing Inshore and Offshore* (Two Weeks)||$550||$650|
|Optimist Travel Team||2 Week Session: $650|
Full Summer is $2240
|Public: 2 Week Session: $800|
Full Summer 2800
|c420 Travel Team||Member: 2 Week Session: $550|
Full Summer is $1950
|Public: 2 Week Session: $675|
Full Summer is $2,400
|Laser Radial/4.7 Travel Team|
$634 for June 28-July 9
$325 for July 26-30
$634 for June 28-July 9
$325 for July 26-30
* Opti 1 price includes lunch! That is a $50 deal!
HYC Summer 2021 Junior Course Offerings
|June 21-25||June 28-July 2||July 5-9||July 12-16||July 19-23||July 26-30||Aug 2-6||Aug 9-13||Aug 16-20|
Classes offered by week
|AM Only 8:00-11:45AM||Explorer AGE 5-7||Explorer AGE 5-7||Explorer AGE 5-7||Explorer AGE 5-7|
|AM Only 8:00-11:45AM||Adventure: Chesapeake Experience AGE 8-13||Adventure: Chesapeake Experience AGE 8-13||Adventure: Chesapeake Experience AGE 8-13|
|ALL DAY 8:30AM-4PM||OPTI 1 AGE 8-13||OPTI 1 AGE 8-13||OPTI 1 AGE 8-13||OPTI 1 AGE 8-13||OPTI 1 AGE 8-13||OPTI 1 AGE 8-13||OPTI 1 AGE 8-13||OPTI 1 AGE 8-13|
|PM Only Exact Times May Vary||STEM FOIL Board AGE 15+|
Classes offered by session
|SESSION 1||RACE WEEK||SESSION 2||SESSION 3||SESSION 4|
|PM Only 3:00PM-8:00PM INFORMAL RACING||Advanced Adventure: Inshore Keelboat AGE 15-18||Advanced Adventure: Inshore Keelboat AGE 15-18||Advanced Adventure: Inshore Keelboat AGE 15-18||Advanced Adventure: Inshore Keelboat AGE 15-18|
|ALL DAY 8:30AM-4PM||Dinghy 1 AGE 13-18||Dinghy 2 (DDT) AGE 13-18||Dinghy 1 AGE 13-18||Dinghy 2 (DDT) AGE 13-18|
Race Teams offered half or full summer only
|ALL DAY Exact Schedule Dependent Upon Team Needs||FULL SUMMER OR HALF SUMMER|
|INFORMAL RACING||OPTI 2 (GREEN FLEET) AGE 8-13||OPTI 2 (GREEN FLEET) AGE 8-13||OPTI 2 (GREEN FLEET) AGE 8-13||OPTI 2 (GREEN FLEET) AGE 8-13|
|RACE TEAM||OPTI (RWB FLEET) Travel Team, AGE 8-15|
|RACE TEAM||LASER RADIAL/4.7 Travel Team, AGE 13-18|
|RACE TEAM||420 (c420/i420) Travel Team, AGE 13-18|
|RACE TEAM||Keelboat Travel Team (Application Only, Please Submit all Inquires to the Sailing Director)|
“AM Sessions run from 8:00AM-11:45AM
Lunch 11:30AM-12:00PM. Lunch is INCLUDED for OPTI 1
Parents of Children Age 8-12 who would like a full day of programming are encouraged to select Opti 1.
Parents of Children Age 13-18 who would like a full day of programming are encouraged to select Dinghy 1, Dinghy 2 (Dinghy Development Team), or Travel Team.
Dinghy 1, Dinghy 2 (Dinghy Development Team) are two-week programs.
OPTI 2, OPTI RWB, Laser, and c420 Travel Teams work best as eight-week programs, subject to travel, and participants or members are encouraged to own their own boats.
*Age Guidelines are recommendations only. The Sailing Director may authorize participation based on a child’s size, experience, or interests.”
Summer 2021 Program Catalogue
Discover, Learn, and Play
Explorer, Age 5-7
Offered Jun 28-July 2, July 12-16, July 26-30, Aug 9-13
One Week, half-day class. Primary focus of the Explorer Program is to connect young novice sailors to the water through a safe and fun experience messing about on Optis and Sonars. 6:1 sailor to instructor ratio.
Something New for 2021
STEM FOIL Board
Offered June 21-July 2, Age 15+
Foiling is the future! Everyone is flying over the water these days!!! The STEM Foil Board class focuses on the science behind foil technology and lets you get hands on while we help you construct your own foil and foilboard!!! That’s RIGHT! From shaping the board to decoration and glass you will walk out of this class with some knowledge and a new toy.
Registration must be completed by May 1, 2021
Discover, Learn, and Play
Opti 1, Age 8-12
Offered Every Week M-F June 21-Aug. 20
One Week, full-day class, lunch included. This class provides a foundation of wind recognition, basic boat handling skills, and rigging fundamentals of the Optimist. This course will instill safety, seamanship, and confidence in a fun environment.
Develop & Challenge
Opti 2 (Green), Age 8-13
Offered Full Summer or By Session
Prerequisites: Opti I
Two Week, full-day class. The Opti 2 course works to further develop skills geared towards better boat speed and increases the student’s understanding of sail trim. This course will introduce basic concepts of sailboat racing and promote fun competition and sportsmanship. Regatta opportunities will be offered but not mandatory.
Train & Compete
Opti Travel Team (R,W, B), Age 8-15
Offered Full Summer or By Session Summer Team, full day practices. The Opti Travel Team is made up of sailors of differing levels that come out of the Opti 2 program. On the travel team, sailors are taught in depth skill development for racing as well as the rules of sailing and an introduction to team racing. The Opti Travel Team will have regatta opportunities.
Dinghy 1, Age 13-18
Offered Session 1 or Session 3
Two Week, full-day class. This class provides a foundation of wind recognition, basic boat handling skills, and rigging fundamentals of the Feva Dinghy. This course will instill safety, seamanship, and confidence in a fun environment.
Dinghy 2, Age 13-18
Offered Session 2 or Session 4
Prerequisites: Dinghy 1 or Opti 2
Two Week, half-day class. The Dinghy 2 course works to further develop skills geared towards better boat speed and increases the student’s understanding of sail trim in a sloop rigged vessel, as well as how to use a spinnaker. This course will introduce basic concepts of sailboat racing and promote fun competition and sportsmanship. Regatta opportunities will be offered but not mandatory.
Advanced Adventure: Inshore, Age 13-18
Prerequisites: Opti 2 or Dinghy 2
Offered By Session
Two Week, half-day class/overnight. The Advanced Adventure course builds upon the basic sailing skills learned in foundational courses to focus on operation of a keelboat and basic inshore cruising including operating winches, how to read a chart, anchoring, mooring, docking, and basic overnight provisioning. This course will include some distance trips and an overnight camping experience nearby.