|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|
We offer a limited number RS Feva sailboats for charter, and will also help put you in touch with third parties offering private charters and local sales dealers. All privately owned and chartered boats must be checked-in and inspected prior to use. See links below for Check-In lists for each boat class.
For older and more avanced sailors the RS Feva. A s a two person boat, the Feva – suitable for children 12 years and up – offers a mainsail, jib and spinnaker. On the Feva, the kids will learn teamwork and multi-sail handling. It is a great training boat for sailors who will eventually move up to a 420 in college.
The RS Feva is a world leading double-handed sailing dinghy with a huge race circuit and recreational following across the globe – An International best seller!
The worlds best selling two-person sailboat in recent years, an ISAF Class, winner of Dinghy of the Year in the USA, Coup de Coeurs in France, an RYA Supported Junior class…the list of honors goes on and on. The RS Feva is the benchmark in small sailboats.
There are established fleets that continue to grow all around the globe, with training and club racing right up to World Championship competition. The RS Feva is, however just as popular with training clubs as it is on the race circuit and is the class leader for teaching advanced sailing in the youth scheme. Whether it’s racing or recreation the RS Feva is unparalleled in every aspect.
HYC introduced the RS Feva to the program in 2014 with three new boats. It is very popular with the kids and several local clubs join HYC for in the club regattas.
The RS Feva also offers a modern skill set in terms of the asymmetric spinnaker which allows easier progression to skiff style dinghies. The RS Feva is the perfect small boat for developing sailing and racing skills as well as providing family fun.
For more info visit the class website.
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.
Jr Sailing Parents
HYC Jr Sailing has been having great and healthy summer both on the water and on the land. We are striving to keep it that way. The health and safety of our Jr Sailors and staff remain our highest priority. We ask that you help us continue to protect the health of sailors this summer. While we continue to guard against the virus, we have to remember other safety precautions.
Please drive carefully in the parking lot.
Drop Off and Check-In
- At drop off, please be sure to wait for the thumbs up from the screener before departing. Thumbs up means your sailor does not have a fever, and they are checked in.
We want to minimize reversing in the parking lot. After the thumbs-up, please proceed forward out the lower exit. When boats are launching, the lower gate will be closed, and you will have to make a 180 degree turn and head out the way you came in. If you need to park, please pick a spot away from the tent area. All members of your party must wear a face covering on the grounds.
Pick Up and Check Out
- Accountability at HYC Jr Sailing is extremely important. Please make sure your sailor correctly checks out at the checkout table before they get in your car.
- Anyone who is sick or was sick with COVID-19 or recently in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days— including staff, sailors, and families— should not come to the program. Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell. Call your doctor if you think you or a family member is sick.
Please remind your sailors to wear face coverings when on the grounds. They do not need to wear a face-covering when eating, on their boat, or in the water. They must physically distance when eating.
- Sailors must wear their life vests zipped up. Life vests not worn properly provide no protection in the water.
- Please have your sailors wear closed-toe, rubber-soled shoes such as boat shoes or sneakers. Crocks are great; flip flops are not. Please keep the flip flops at home.
- Please make sure your sailor has sunglasses and a Hat: with a brim suitable to shade the eyes and face from the sun. Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) -- ample supply; *no aerosol sunscreens. Sailors are reminded during the day to reapply sunscreen. We can’t do it for them.
Long sleeve tops, sun cover-ups, and rash guards are excellent at blocking the sun.
HYC Jr. Sail Committee