Summer Sailing Program

JUNIOR PROGRAMS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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.

Drop Off/Pick Times

PLEASE REVIEW SO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR CLASS WILL BEGIN AND END.

Drop-Off: 7:45AM-8:00AM
Pickup: 4:00PM

AM Sessions:Explorer and Chesapeake Experience8:00AM-11:45AM
Private Sessions:Wing FoilTimes Vary Based on Availability
Inshore KeelboatWednesday 4:00pm-9:00pm
All Day:Opti 1:8:00 AM-4:00PM
Opti 2 and Opti Team:8:00 AM-4:00PM
ILCA 4/6/79:00 AM-4:00PM
C420:8:00 AM-4:00PM
Dinghy 1 and Dinghy 28:00 AM-4:00PM

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Registration

Summer 2022 Registration is OPEN February 1 for HYC Members and February 15 to the public! Course Descriptions and Course Calendar at bottom of page.
All Hampton Yacht Club Junior classes are offered through Clubspot

Need financial aid? Click here.

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.

Discounts

Member pricing is available for junior members and the children and grandchildren of current HYC members.  There is a price increase after May 1, 2022.

*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

Class   Public
Explorers   $260
Chesapeake Experience   $305
Opti 1   $395
Opti 2   Two Week: $790
Full Summer: $2,600
 Dinghy 1   $395 
 Dinghy 2    $395
STEM Foil Board (Private Lesson Only)   $499
Inshore Keelboat    Day Rate: $50
Summer Package $325
Optimist Travel Team   Public: 2 Week Session: $850
Full Summer $3,200
c420 Travel Team   Public: 2 Week Session: $790
Full Summer is $2,900
Elite ILCA Travel Team
 
TBD with Big Blue Sailing Academy

* Opti 1, Dinghy 1/2 price includes lunch! That is a $50 deal!

*Member Pricing Available on Clubspot

HYC Summer 2022 Junior Course Offerings

  June 20-24June 27-July 1July 5-8July 11-15July 18-22July 25-29Aug 1-5Aug 8-12Aug 15-19
Classes offered by weekAM Only 8:00-11:45AM Explorer             AGE 5-7 Explorer             AGE 5-7 Explorer             AGE 5-7 Explorer             AGE 5-7 
AM Only 8:00-11:45AMAdventure: Chesapeake Experience AGE 8-13   Adventure: Chesapeake Experience AGE 8-13    
ALL DAY 8:30AM-4PMOPTI 1               AGE 8-13OPTI 1               AGE 8-13 OPTI 1               AGE 8-13OPTI 1               AGE 8-13OPTI 1               AGE 8-13OPTI 1               AGE 8-13OPTI 1               AGE 8-13OPTI 1               AGE 8-13
ALL DAY 8:30AM-4PMDinghy 1 AGE 13-18Dinghy 2 (DDT) AGE 13-18 Dinghy 1 AGE 13-18Dinghy 2 (DDT) AGE 13-18Dinghy 1 AGE 13-18Dinghy 2 (DDT) AGE 13-18Dinghy 1 AGE 13-18Dinghy 2 (DDT) AGE 13-18
Private Session Only STEM FOIL Board                           AGE 15+ 
Wednesday PM Only 3:00PM-8:00PM INFORMAL RACINGInshore Keelboat AGE 10-18Inshore Keelboat AGE 10-18Inshore Keelboat AGE 10-18Inshore Keelboat AGE 10-18Inshore Keelboat AGE 10-18Inshore Keelboat AGE 10-18Inshore Keelboat AGE 10-18Inshore Keelboat AGE 10-18 
Race Teams offered half or full summer onlyALL DAY          Exact Schedule Dependent Upon Team NeedsFULL SUMMER OR SESSION
 SESSION 1SESSION 2SESSION 3SESSION 4 
INFORMAL RACINGOPTI 2 (GREEN FLEET)              AGE 8-13OPTI 2 (GREEN FLEET)              AGE 8-13OPTI 2 (GREEN FLEET)              AGE 8-13OPTI 2 (GREEN FLEET)              AGE 8-13 
RACE TEAMOPTI (RWB FLEET) Travel Team, AGE 8-15
RACE TEAMILCA 4/6 Travel Team, AGE 13-18 
RACE TEAM420 (c420/i420) Travel Team, AGE 13-18 
RACE TEAMKeelboat 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, DINGHY 1/2
Parents of Children Age 8-12 who would like a half day of programming are encouraged to select Chesapeake Experience. 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 a Travel Team.
OPTI 2, OPTI RWB, ILCA, and c420 Travel Teams work best as full summer programs but are able to be subdivided into sessions, 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 2022 Program Catalogue

Novice
Discover, Learn, and Play

Explorer, Age 5-7

Offered Jun 27-July 1, July 11-15, July 25-29, 

Aug 8-12

Prerequisites: None

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.

Adventure: Chesapeake Experience

Age 8-13

One Week, half-day class. This is an exploratory class for those that love the water. The concept of Adventure is to introduce a love for boating and life on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Topics to be covered may include basic powerboating, lots about fishing and the ecosystem of the Bay, tides, currents, weather, marine science, history, and building a love for the sea.

Novice
Discover, Learn, and Play

Opti 1, Age 8-12

Offered Every Week M-F June 20-Aug. 19. 

(Except July 5-8)

Prerequisites: None

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.

Intermediate
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.

Veteran
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 June 20-24, July 11-15, July 25-29, 

Aug 8-12

Prerequisites: None

One Week, full-day class, lunch included. 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 June 27-July 1, July 18-22, Aug. 1-5,

Aug. 15-19

Prerequisites: Dinghy 1 or Opti 2

One Week, full-day class, lunch included . 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.

Inshore Keelboat, Age 13-18

Prerequisites: Opti 2 or Dinghy 2

Offered Every Wednesday Evening or

 Full Summer

One night a week to coincide with the club’s Wednesday Night Sailing. The Inshore Keelboat 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 casual racing on the club’s fleet of Sonars.

STEM FOIL Board

Offered Private Lesson Only, 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 you learn how to foilboard!!!  Lessons can be arranged through the sailingdirector@hamptonyc.com