SWYC Summer Program

Our Juniors Summer Program provides a safe instructional environment and an enjoyable summer for our junior anglers and sailors.  
We offer multiple sessions, many lasting two weeks.  Juniors may attend multiple sessions.  Classes are offered in Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Sailing.  Additional programs are offered in Fishing, Lasers, Double-Handed, Adventure Sailing, and a Starfish class for children ages 5-7 years old.  A schedule is provided below and a complete schedule and associated fees is available in the link to the left.  Boats are available to rent for various classes, in the event that you do not own the boats used in our program.  Each Junior will receive a certificate of completion as well as a lifetime memories and friendships.
Summer 2019 Dates
Summer Classes and Desriptions Fishing Week
6/17 - 6/21
9:00 - 4:30
Session 1
6/24 - 7/5
M-F 9:00 - 4:30
Session 2
7/8 - 7/19
M-F 9:00 - 4:30
Session 3
7/22 - 8/2
M-F 9:00 - 4:30
Session 4
8/5 - 8/9
M-F 9:00 - 4:30
Fishing 101
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.
Beginning 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.
Open Bic Sailing
This is a brand new class in our fleet of Open Bics!  Juniors will need to have completed all beginning classes and are comfortable with the basic principles of sailing.  We'll be enhancing skills and having lots of fun!
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.
Racing Sabots
This class stresses racing skills, rules, tactics, seamanship and boat tuning.  Students will practice these skills using drills associated with starts, mark roundings, racing rules and wind shifts. Sportsmanship and safety are at the core of all lessons.
Adventure Sailing
This two week class is offered for the Junior who has basic sailing skills and wants exposure to a variety of boats and is not necessarily interested in racing.  The focus will be to expand sailing skills, techniques and knowledge using a variety of boats including Lasers, CFJs, ,420s, and Keel boats.  Cruising, ocean adventures, seamanship, basic navigation and much more will be discussed.
Laser Sailing
Learn to sail and race this exciting high-performance boat.  The two week session will focus on different aspects of Laser sailing.  Sailors must be at least at the skill level of our intermediate sailors.
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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 primarily use CFJs and C420s.  Boats are provided.
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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 High School sailing works. Instruction will focus on improving CFJ boat handling and racing strategies and tactics.
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Other Classes
Summer Classes and Descriptions Class Times
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.
2nd week of each session; 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session 1: 7/1 - 7/5
Session 2: 7/15 - 7/19
Session 3: 7/29 - 8/2
Adult Sailing
For the young at heard who want to learn to sail a Sabot or enhance their skills.  Experience the thrill of sailing.  No previous experience necessary. 
Thursday evenings from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
First Class: 6/27
Last Class: 8/8

Have questions?  Feel free to contact us:
Jackie Hollander - Jr. Program Director -Jackie@SouthwesternYC.org
Claudia Snider - Jr. Program Assistant - Claudia@SouthwesternYC.org