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August Month Long Tournament 
Starting, Wednesday August 1
Beginning Ukulele Classes 
Starting Monday, August 6 
Operation Clean Sweep
Saturday, August 25 
Anglers Tuna Tournament
Saturday, August 25-Sunday, August 26
Catalina Cruise
Thursday, September 6-Saturday, September 8
Sunday, September 9-Saturday, September 15

Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 15 
Marlin Tournament & Awards Banquet
Saturday, September 22-Sunday, September 23

Summer Programs


Click here 2018 Summer Program registration form
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2018 Class fees and dates
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Summer Program Brochure
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Medical waiver and liability form
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Lunch- Buffet order form

Our Juniors Summer Program provides a safe instructional sailing environment and an enjoyable summer for participating Juniors.  

We offer multiple sessions, most lasting two weeks.  Juniors may attend multiple sessions.  Classes are offered in Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Sailing.  Additional programs are offered in Lasers, Boating for Teens, Fishing, and a Starfish class for children ages 5-7 years old.  A complete schedule is provided below.  In addition to sailing instruction, there will be other boating activities as well as related day trips and social events.  Each Junior will receive a certificate of completion and a lifetime of friends and memories.

Summer 2018 Dates:

  • Fishing 101 - June 18 - June 22
  • Session I - June 25 - July 6
  • Session II - July 9- July 20
  • Session III - July 23 - August 3
  • Session IV - August 6- August 10 


The Summer Program is open to all children in the community!


Session I

Session II
M - F

Session III
     M - F

Session IV

Beginner Sailing

This class provides a basic introduction to the Sabot, equipment and sailing techniques.  The parts of the boat and sail, sailing terms, knots, points of sail and personal boating safety are taught.




Beginning Sabot Racing

Our learn-to-race program is an introduction to the intracases of racing.  Students will learn beginning racing skills such as starts, mark roundings, racing rules and wind shifts.




Intermediate Sailing

This class is for Juniors who have completed all beginning classes and are comfortable with the basic principles of sailing.  Basic rules of the water are introduced and the importance of teamwork is stressed.





Advanced Sabot Racing

This class stresses racing skills, rules, tactics, seamanship and boat tuning.  Sportsmanship and safety are encouraged.


Sabot Nationals 

Laser Sailing

Learn to sail and race this exciting high-performance boat.  The two week session will focus on different aspects of Laser sailing.  Minimum 3 years of Sabots required.


Not Available




Double-Handed Sailing

This class is offered for the Junior who has completed Intermediate Sailing.  The focus on this class will include boat handling, rigging, spinnakers and teamwork.  The class will use CFJs and Keel Boats.  Boats are provided.

Not Available







Fishing 101 (5 days)

Junior Anglers, beginners and experienced, will learn the fundamentals of fishing.  Four days of bay and coast fishing, along with a full day deep sea fishing trip are planned.

Mon - Fri  9:00 – 4:30

Starfish Program (5 days)

Starfish are 5-7 year olds.  The class is designed to introduce tots to sailing.  Students will experience sailing in our CFJs and/or J-24.  Instructors are always on board and the emphasis is on fun.  A PFD is required.

Mon - Fri
9:00 – 12:00

Sailing Adventures

This two week class is offered for the Junior who has completed Double-Handed, Laser or any of the racing classes.  The focus of Sailing Adventures will be to expand sailing skills using a variety of boats including Lasers, CFJs, ,420s, 29ers, and Keel boats.  Cruising, ocean adventures, seamanship, marlinspike and even some fishing will round out our activities.

M - F 9:00 – 4:30
Session I, II, III & IV

Adult Sabot Sailing (6 weeks)

Learn to sail a Sabot.  Experience the thrill of sailing.  No previous experience necessary. 

5:00 – 7:00

Intro to High School Sailing

This is a fun sailing and racing class for middle school and high school students who are interested in learning about how HS sailing works. Instruction will focus on improving CFJ handling and racing strategies

 M -F  9:00 - 4:30 
Session III & IV


Keel Boat Sailing - Spend the day cruising San Diego Bay on a large yacht.  Learn about spinnaker flying and big boat racing.
Fishing - Join the SWYC Anglers for a day of Deep Sea Fishing on the high seas.
Kayaking- Learn a j-stroke and then paddle your own ocean kayak across San Diego Bay.
Theme Days - Join the fun and share in the adventure of pirates, luau and cake days.


Every student is required to provide his/her own boat.  SWYC does have a limited number of boats for charter.  All boats must be seaworthy and in working condition.  A list of boats for sale is available.  Please indicate on your registration form if you will need to charter a boat.  Boats are provided in these classes:  Double-Handed Sailing, Starfish, and Adult Sabot Sailing.

General Information

All participants are welcome to Juniors Opening and Closing BBQ.
Transportation - Students must provide their own transportation to and from SWYC.  Carpool lists will be provided by interested parties. 
Clothing and Supplies - Students should bring a change of clothing and a towel each day.  Shoes will be worn at all times, both in the boats and on the docks.
Lifejackets - Each child is required to provide and property wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket while on the docks and on the water.  It is suggested that you acquire a comfortable vest-type jacket.  A cushion is not acceptable.
Food - Students may bring a sack lunch or order a box lunch from the snack bar.  Soft drink machines are available.

Health Requirements

Students must be of sound health with no specific physical limitations that might prevent their having a safe experience.  Each student will be required to fill out and return a medical and liability release form.

Swim Test

Students age 7-18 years old will be required to pass a 50 yard swimming test and must be able to tread water for 3 minutes. 


Southwestern Yacht Club is a non-profit organization.  Scholarships are available to those who need financial assistance. 


Payments received in full by May 1st are eligible for a $30 discount.  We are always happy to have new faces at Southwestern Yacht Club.  If you sign up a friend who has never participated in a SWYC program before, you will receive a $100 discount off of one two-week session.

For more information about our summer program and brochure, please contact Southwestern Yacht Club Juniors Office:  (619)222-0438 ext. 121 or ext. 132

For registrations:   claudia@southwesternyc.org
For general information about our sailing program:  juniors@southwesternyc.org

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