The BYC Youth Sailing Program offers 5-day training camps of approximately 5 hours of instruction each day. Some classroom time is required, but most of the instruction takes place on the water in small Optimist and DeWitt 8’ sailing dinghies.
Each day of the camp is an introduction to sailing for those with little or no small boat sailing experience. The classes cover the parts of the boat, rigging, and the basic elements of boat handling and seamanship.
Participants who successfully complete the training camp will be able to rig and sail a dinghy on a protected body of water in light to moderate winds. For many youth, this is a very positive experience and the highlight of their summer, as well learning the basics of sailing, the joy of being on the water, and acquisition of water safety.
Should you have questions about the Youth Sailing Program, please contact Derith Lutz at BYCYouthSailing2021@gmail.com
You are welcome to download and review the Information and Enrollment Forms in PDF format.