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BYC Junior Sailing Program

Junior Sail Camps


The sail camps are a fun place to learn safety, sailing and boat handling skills, and respect for the marine environment. Sailing is a lifelong sport that develops motor skills while building self-confidence and teamwork on the water.  Our sail camps are open to the public for ages 8 to 16.  Scholarships are available for participation in BYC sail camps for families who demonstrate financial need. See our scholarship application for details.

Youth Sailing Photos

Youth Sail Camps

Ages 8 - 12, or

Under 115 pounds

Youth sailing with BYC is designed for maximum fun and comfort of new sailors while building skills. The curriculum is balanced with skill building activities on the water along with age appropriate games. The goal of our program is to help youth become competent sailors and to build confidence to advance to intermediate levels and beyond.

Sailboats: Dewitt Dinghies

Skills covered:

  • Basic sailing maneuvers  - tack, gybe, steer and trim
  • Basic vocabulary and sailing concepts - points of sail, parts of the boat 
  • Basic seamanship skills - rigging, knot tying, equipment care
  • Includes STEM activities

Teen Sail Camps

Ages 12 - 16, or

Over 115 pounds

Our Teen Sailing program is designed specifically for sailors ages 12-16. The program focuses on building sailing skills and teamwork in double-handed sailing dinghies.

Curriculum is designed for a faster pace than our Youth program, and concepts are covered more in depth for older sailors. No boating or sailing experience is required for this course.

Sailboats: RS Feva, LAsers, and Laser 2s

Skills covered:

  • Double handed teamwork as skipper and crew
  • Optimizing performance to match wind and current conditions
  • Provides skills to build with more advanced training and competitive racing.