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General Information

Of all our Club’s activities, one of the most successful is unquestionably the Junior Sailing Program. This happy development started in 1955, by which time YYC had become a “big boat” Club. Thirteen members, with 43 children among them, joined together to purchase a fleet of dinghies. By the early 1960s, these dinghies were made available for a Club-sponsored program with instructors. By the 1970s, the program grew from volunteer instructors to a paid staff, and to a top-notch operation. The Youngstown Yacht Club is proud of its heritage, and continues to support the traditions of the sport of sailing in all Club activities. Our Junior Sailing Program, which is operated at the Youngstown Yacht Club by the Youngstown Junior Sailing Foundation, has been a resounding success for more than forty years. Our teaching philosophy revolves around safety, fun, and learning. Consequently, our instructors are all trained by US Sailing and US Powerboating and held to the latest safety practices and standards. Our well trained instructor staff are dedicated to creating a safe and fun learning experience on the water. Sailors aged 7-17 are instilled with a love of sailing, along with the fundamental sailing skills that they can build upon. Children receive instruction in safe boating, seamanship, dinghy sailing, sailboat racing, and boat maintenance. Daily lessons are broken down into classroom, on land demonstrations, and on the water lessons. Whatever the age or experience of your child, we have a program that fits. The friendships made in the Junior Program can be the most enduring friendships they make! Some last a lifetime. The Junior Sailing Program is open to both members and non-members. Sessions are weekly only and programs run Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm from June 25th through August 10th. ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS YYC Members will receive a 10% discount Students who own and use their own Opti will receive a $25 discount per session. The Lunch Box Program for Junior Sailors Let us take the burden off of you! We'll prepare a nourishing, well-balanced, great tasting lunch for your junior sailor Tuesday through Friday. Each lunch will consist of: -one of a choice of three sandwiches; selection may vary from day to day and/or from week to week -a bag of chips -a piece of fruit -a cookie -an energy bar -a cold beverage (water, energy drink or juice box) Your child will receive an order form to fill out at the end of each day for the following day's lunch. The Junior Sailing Staff will make sure your child receives his or her personalized lunch each day. The cost of the weekly lunch box program is $44.00. There will be no refunds given for any day of the week your child doesn't take his/her lunch for any reason. *We are not able to accommodate special dietary restrictions in this trial year of this program. You can add a boxed lunch to your cart at the bottom of the page Need help choosing the right class? Contact Sailing Director Jim Carminati Jr. with any questions regarding the Junior Sailing Program at (716)465-5905 or jbcarminati@gmail.com

Discounts

The following discounts may be automatically applied to your entire purchase:

  • $40.00 off if purchase total is at least $1,040.00
  • $80.00 off if purchase total is at least $1,560.00
  • $100.00 off if purchase total is at least $2,080.00
  • $20.00 off if purchase total is at least $520.00
1- MORNING Dinghy Demon (9am-Noon)

Age 7-10 This is a program for our youngest sailors. If your son or daughter is new to sailing and under age 10, they will most likely be in the Dinghy Demons Program. The boats provided for sailing are called Prams. The Prams are a fleet of small, simple trainer boats supplied by Jr. Sailing. In this program the kids will have lots of fun getting accustomed to being on the water while learning the basics of rigging, steering, and trimming. This group stays in the river or bay most of the day and offers half or full day sessions.

Jun 25 to Jun 29, 2018

10 left (waitlist available)

Jul 02 to Jul 06, 2018

7 left (waitlist available)

Jul 09 to Jul 13, 2018

10 left (waitlist available)

Jul 16 to Jul 20, 2018

10 left (waitlist available)

Jul 23 to Jul 27, 2018

9 left (waitlist available)

Jul 30 to Aug 03, 2018

10 left (waitlist available)

Aug 06 to Aug 10, 2018

8 left (waitlist available)
2- AFTERNOON Dinghy Demon (1pm-4pm)

Age 7-10 This is a program for our youngest sailors. If your son or daughter is new to sailing and under age 10, they will most likely be in the Dinghy Demons Program. The boats provided for sailing are called Prams. The Prams are a fleet of small, simple trainer boats supplied by Jr. Sailing. In this program the kids will have lots of fun getting accustomed to being on the water while learning the basics of rigging, steering, and trimming. This group stays in the river or bay most of the day and offers half or full day sessions.

Jun 25 to Jun 29, 2018

10 left (waitlist available)

Jul 02 to Jul 06, 2018

9 left (waitlist available)

Jul 09 to Jul 13, 2018

10 left (waitlist available)

Jul 16 to Jul 20, 2018

9 left (waitlist available)

Jul 23 to Jul 27, 2018

10 left (waitlist available)

Jul 30 to Aug 03, 2018

10 left (waitlist available)

Aug 06 to Aug 10, 2018

10 left (waitlist available)
3- FULL DAY Dinghy Demon (9am-4pm)

Age 7-10 This is a program for our youngest sailors. If your son or daughter is new to sailing and under age 10, they will most likely be in the Dinghy Demon Program. The boats provided for sailing are called Prams. The Prams are a fleet of small, simple trainer boats supplied by Jr. Sailing. In this program the kids will have lots of fun getting accustomed to being on the water while learning the basics of rigging, steering, and trimming. This group stays in the river or bay most of the day and offers half or full day sessions.

Jun 25 to Jun 29, 2018

1 left (waitlist available)

Jul 02 to Jul 06, 2018

0 left (waitlist available)

Jul 09 to Jul 13, 2018

0 left (waitlist available)

Jul 16 to Jul 20, 2018

0 left (waitlist available)

Jul 23 to Jul 27, 2018

0 left (waitlist available)

Jul 30 to Aug 03, 2018

2 left (waitlist available)

Aug 06 to Aug 10, 2018

3 left (waitlist available)
4- Opti Program- Beginner and Race Team

Age 9-15 The Opti Program is for graduates of the Pram Program OR new sailors who are ready to learn how to race. It is divided into two groups, beginner and race team. The Instructors will determine which group is best suited for your child. Sailors can sail Foundation owned boats or their privately owned boats for a discounted price. In the beginner group, sailors will learn about sail trim, boat handling, and basic rules as it relates to racing. The Opti Racing Team will break down the finer points of racing including tactics, sail shape, rules, etc. The great thing about the Opti is that since it is the premier boat for this age group, there are lots of opportunities to race against other sailors. They will often test their skills at various local regattas at the local, regional, and national level. How much they travel is really up to them, but regattas are a true highlight of this program.

Jun 25 to Jun 29, 2018

3 left (waitlist available)

Jul 02 to Jul 06, 2018

1 left (waitlist available)

Jul 09 to Jul 13, 2018

1 left (waitlist available)

Jul 16 to Jul 20, 2018

2 left (waitlist available)

Jul 23 to Jul 27, 2018

2 left (waitlist available)

Jul 30 to Aug 03, 2018

2 left (waitlist available)

Aug 06 to Aug 10, 2018

4 left (waitlist available)
5- Adventure Sailing Program

Age 9-15 (Former Learn to Sail Program) Our adventure program is designed for the sailors who love sailing and want to be on the water, but aren't necessarily interested in learning how to race. This class will include fun and safe instructor led activities on the water. Activities can include; longer destination sails to local points of interest, swim breaks, picnics, and much more! Adventure Sailing includes several different types of boats including; 420's, Sharks, J22's, Canoes, Paddle Boards, and Big Boats This course is geared for adventure, fun and safety on the water. Basic boat handling, seamanship (knots, weather, etc.), sportsmanship, and water safety are all part of the adventures.

Jun 25 to Jun 29, 2018

12 left (waitlist available)

Jul 02 to Jul 06, 2018

10 left (waitlist available)

Jul 09 to Jul 13, 2018

7 left (waitlist available)

Jul 16 to Jul 20, 2018

10 left (waitlist available)

Jul 23 to Jul 27, 2018

9 left (waitlist available)

Jul 30 to Aug 03, 2018

12 left (waitlist available)

Aug 06 to Aug 10, 2018

7 left (waitlist available)
6- 420 Race Team

Age 13-18 The 420 Racing Team is our oldest and most experienced group. Racing team members generally come from the Opti Race Team. On the racing team, sailors will learn to sail the 420 with a spinnaker and trapeze. Similar to the Opti Race Team, the 420 team often travels to regional and national regattas and conducts practices that cover advanced racing techniques and strategy. This group often will test themselves in exciting and challenging conditions. THe team sails 6 Vanguard 420's, one 2011 Zim Pro 420, and two 2012 LP 420's. In addition to 420's, this group will occasionally train on lasers, J22's, J70's, or Beneteau 36.7's.

Jun 25 to Aug 03, 2018

8 left (waitlist available)
Boxed Lunch

The Lunch Box Program for Junior Sailors Let us take the burden off of you! We'll prepare a nourishing, well-balanced, great tasting lunch for your junior sailor Tuesday through Friday. Each lunch will consist of: one of a choice of three sandwiches; selection may vary from day to day and/or from week to week a bag of chips a piece of fruit a cookie an energy bar a cold beverage (water, energy drink or juice box) Your child will receive an order form to fill out at the end of each day for the following day's lunch. The Junior Sailing Staff will make sure your child receives his or her personalized lunch each day. The cost of the weekly lunch box program is $44.00. There will be no refunds given for any day of the week your child doesn't take his/her lunch for any reason. We are not able to accommodate special dietary restrictions in this trial year of this program.

1- Week of June 25th-June 29th

add to order ... $44.00 plus NYS Sales Tax

2- Week of July 2nd- July 6th

add to order ... $44.00 plus NYS Sales Tax

3- Week of July 9th- July 13th

add to order ... $44.00 plus NYS Sales Tax

4- Week of July 16th- July 20th

add to order ... $44.00 plus NYS Sales Tax

5- Week of July 23rd- July 27th

add to order ... $44.00 plus NYS Sales Tax

6- Week of July 30th- August 3rd

add to order ... $44.00 plus NYS Sales Tax

7- Week of August 6th- August 10th

add to order ... $44.00 plus NYS Sales Tax
Youngstown Yacht Club

Youngstown Yacht Club

491 Water St, Youngstown

Jim Carminati Jr.

716-465-5905