|Age Range||# of Sailors||Weight||Optimal Height*|
|Optimist||8-15||1||less than 140 lb.||5'7" or less|
|RS Feva||12-16||2||175-260 lb. combined||5'9" or less|
|Laser Radial||14 minimum||1||110 minimum||no limits|
|Big Boat Team||14 minimum||-||no limits||no limits|
Huguenot Yacht Club's Jr. Big Boat Program is for the older kids (ages 14-16.) This program is designed to introduce the many different aspects of big boat sailing and racing; extending experience beyond traditional dinghy sailing.
This program is open to sailors currently enrolled in the HYC Junior Sailing Program. The flexible practice schedule is adjusted to prevent conflicts with JSA events and clinics.
This is an opportunity for teens 14-16 to sail with an instructor, or coach, on 26-40 foot well-outfitted sailboats and is structured around the use of a volunteered big boat lent for use to the junior sailors by a club member, owner, or volunteer who receives no compensation for the use of the boat or its equipment.
By participating in the program new sailors will learn the ropes on a big boat platform – or experienced junior sailors can apply their small boat sailing skills to a new challenge.
This program highlights fun, social activity and teamwork. With these skills, teens can be valuable and productive crew on cruising boats and club racers. This program offers an introduction to Big Boat sailing through a framework of skills designed to provide teens with the resources to participate in overnight cruises, weekend or evening race series, and distance races.
This program is a stepping stone to the YRA on Long Island Sound's Youth Challenge Cup Program for young sailors between the ages of 14 and 23. They will have the opportunity to participate with, and compete against some of the best sailors on Long Island Sound and the World.
BOATS TO LEARN ON:
The scope of the program is such that we may not be able to use the same boat for every practice session or event. Thus the following is a list of the possible boats that may be used on a case by case basis:
Deviation J/88, Peregrina J/105, Zig Zag J/109 & Soulmates (Goetz Custom 40)
A more detailed description of the Opti.
A more detailed description of the RS Feva
A bit more detailed information about the Laser Radial
A brief description of the Sonar in our program.
A brief description of the big boat program in our club.
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