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 this page's top right 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.
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 water drills. All in fun, entertaining, and enjoyable ways. Our goal is for sailors by the end of the summer to want to come back and ideally become lifelong sailors.
The session objectives are only a guideline and will not perfectly match every sailor's goals or needs. They are only examples and will most likely need to be altered to meet each sailor's goals and needs.
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 ....
Jr Sailing Parents and Sailors
HYC Jr Sailing Committee appreciates all the hard work and perseverance of the sailors, parents, and coaches through the Summer of 2020; it was far from usual for everyone.
The first Open House for registration will be Sunday, January 25th, 2021, from 1 pm to 4 pm. There will be discounts for all who register by January 25th.
The second Open House for registration will be Sunday, February 28th, 2021, from 1 pm to 4 pm. There will be somewhat smaller discounts for all who register by March 1st.
We look forward to seeing you all again next Summer.
HYC Jr. Sail Committee