About Our Camps

The MYC Sailing School summer program features camps from mid-June through August. Lessons are designed to meet the needs of each sailor from first-time to experienced with instruction tailored to the individual student. 

We offer multiple classes to meet the needs of the participants ranging from beginner to advanced from the ages of 6-18 years. The emphasis is on teaching the basics and more advanced techniques of sailing through small classes and lots of fun.

 

All Sailing Instructors are Certified US Sailing Instructors, as well as CPR / First Aid Certified. Program enrollment is limited, and all registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis so make sure to sign up for the session you want early to ensure that you save a spot!

Sailing camps are offered in a one-week long segment, Monday through Thursday.  Ages 6 to 9 meet 9am to 11:30pm.  Ages 10 to 18 will sail  12:30 pm until 3:00 pm beginning June 13. 

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Beginner Sailing Ages 6 to 9 

Our younger sailors will learn water safety, sailing terminology, names and functions of boat parts, and points of sail.  Students will learn to rig the boat themselves.  Students will experience steering the boat, adjusting sails, and learning to sail both upwind and downwind.

There is nothing like sailing for learning life lessons.  To learn to sail teaches both teamwork and independence, engineering and physics, history, and the power of the wind.  Students will experience the amazing adventure that sailing can give. 

Sailors Ages 10 - 18

This class is tailored to both the beginner and the experienced sailor.  Sailors will have fun with the basics of sailing and build on their skills throughout the week.

 

A combination of fun activities and skill-building drills will be incorporated into the class to develop a love of sailing and confidence in each child.  They will study wind directions, parts of the boat, rigging, capsize and recovery, bailing, knots, points of sail, tacking, jibing, as well as basic boat care.  

Experienced sailors will learn sail trim, weight distribution, maneuvering points of sail, and getting in and out of irons.  Swimming, games, and knot tying will all be part of this fun-focused sailing class.

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