Summer Sailing Program

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

2021 Summer Programs Brochure Cover

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
Private Sessions: Wing Foil Times Vary Based on Availability
Adventure Inshore 3:00PM-8PM
All Day: Opti 1: 8:45 AM-3:45PM
Opti 2 and Opti Team: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Laser Radial/4.7: 9:00AM-4:00PM
C420: 10:15AM-4:15PM
Dinghy 1 and Dinghy 2 9:00AM-4:00PM

Registration

Summer 2021 Registration is OPEN February 8! Course Descriptions and Course Calendar at bottom of page.
All Hampton Yacht Club Junior classes are offered through Clubspot

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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.

*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

ClassMemberPublic
Explorers:$195$245
Chesapeake Experience:$245$295
Opti 1:$345$395
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 Team2 Week Session: $650
Full Summer is $2240
Public: 2 Week Session: $800
Full Summer 2800
c420 Travel TeamMember: 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 21-25June 28-July 2July 5-9July 12-16July 19-23July 26-30Aug 2-6Aug 9-13Aug 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 8:00-11:45AMAdventure: Chesapeake Experience AGE 8-13   Adventure: 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
PM Only Exact Times May VarySTEM FOIL Board AGE 15+ 
Classes offered by session
 SESSION 1RACE WEEKSESSION 2SESSION 3SESSION 4
PM Only 3:00PM-8:00PM INFORMAL RACINGAdvanced Adventure: Inshore Keelboat AGE 15-18 Advanced Adventure: Inshore Keelboat AGE 15-18Advanced Adventure: Inshore Keelboat AGE 15-18Advanced Adventure: Inshore Keelboat AGE 15-18
ALL DAY 8:30AM-4PMDinghy 1 AGE 13-18 Dinghy 2 (DDT) AGE 13-18Dinghy 1 AGE 13-18Dinghy 2 (DDT) AGE 13-18
Race Teams offered half or full summer only
ALL DAY Exact Schedule Dependent Upon Team NeedsFULL SUMMER OR HALF SUMMER 
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 TEAMLASER RADIAL/4.7 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
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

Novice
Discover, Learn, and Play

Explorer, Age 5-7

Offered Jun 28-July 2, July 12-16, July 26-30, Aug 9-13

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.

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

Novice
Discover, Learn, and Play

Opti 1, Age 8-12

Offered Every Week M-F June 21-Aug. 20

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 Session 1 or Session 3

Prerequisites: None

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.