HYC Junior Sailing is a small program with a high percentage of instructors to sailors. We realize each sailor is unique and no curriculum fits any sailor perfectly. While our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of as many sailors as possible, our instructors also strive to give each sailor individual attention.
Be sure to click on the 'HANDBOOK' link on the top right of this page for complete details about our program's curriculum including all guidelines and rules.
Typical Daily Schedule
Each day our instructors will have a written lesson plan. It is weather dependent and often needs to be altered or advanced following the progress of both individual students and the class as a whole.
Senior Sailors (14+ years old by the end of 2018) learn key safety skills by attending an off-site US Sailing class in Session 1, and may have opportunities to sail on bigger boats and in regattas with our members. The curriculum by itself isn’t worth anything without good or excellent instructors to execute it.
All of our instructors are US Sailing trained Level 1 certified. They employ auditory, visual, and kinesthetic (VAK) methods to teach sailing using chalk talks, demonstrations, land drills, and on the water drills. All in fun, entertaining and enjoyable ways. Our goal is for sailors by the end the summer to want to come back ... and ideally to become life-long sailors.
The session objectives are only a guideline and will not perfectly match the goals or needs of every sailor. They are only examples and will most likely need to be altered to meet the goals and needs of each individual sailor.
After three weeks, a Beginner Optimist sailor should know how to ... After six weeks, a Beginner Optimist sailor should also…
At the end of six weeks, an Intermediate Optimist sailor should know how to ...
At the end of six to twelve weeks, an Advanced Optimist sailor should know how to ...
After six weeks, a RS Feva sailor should know how to ...
After six to twelve weeks, a Laser Radial sailor should know how to ....
Dear Junior Sailing Families,
The State of New York has given the approval to open summer sports programs if appropriate physical distancing and health precautions are taken. Therefore, we are excited to go ahead with the program and would like to share all that we will do to keep the sailors safe and healthy. Please be available for a Zoom meeting on Monday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm in regards to the HYC Junior Sailing 2020 program.
A meeting invite will be sent in a separate email.
Iris Vogel, Michael Cassidy
HYC Junior Sailing Program Co-Chairs