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, 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 2021 Dates
Summer Classes and Desriptions Session 1
 6/21 - 7/2
M-F 
9:00 - 4:30
(2 Weeks)
Session 2
7/5 - 7/16
M-F
9:00 - 4:30
(2 Weeks)
Session 3
   7/19  - 7/28
M-F
9:00 - 4:30
(2 Weeks)
Session 4
8/2 - 8/6 
M-F
9:00 - 4:30
(1 Week)
Session 5
8/9 - 8/20
M-F
9:00 - 4:30

(2 Weeks)
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.

(First Week of Session 1)
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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.
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Open Skiff Sailing
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!
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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.
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Begining Sabot Racing
Is your sailor ready for their next challenge? This class is the intro to Sabot Race Team. This class will focus on racing skills, tactics, and rules on the water. Your sailor must have completed begining and intermediate sailing prior to trying this class. 
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Sabot Race Team
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.

(Sabot Nationals)
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.
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Begining Laser Race
Is your sailor ready for their next challenge? This class is the intro to Laser Race Team. This class will focus on racing skills, tactics, and rules on the water. Your sailor must have completed beginning and intermediate sailing prior to trying this class. Ideal skipper weight should be no less than 105 lbs. 5 charter boats available. 
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Laser Race Team
This class stresses racing skills, rules, tactics, seamanship, and boat tuning.  Sailor must have completed Beginning Laser Race Class first. Students will practice these skills using drills associated with starts, mark rounding’s, racing rules and wind shifts. Sportsmanship and safety are at the core of all lessons. Ideal skipper weight should be no less than 105 lbs. 5 charter boats available. Strongly suggest owning your own. 
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Begining Double-Handed Sailing
Is your sailor ready for their next challenge? This class is the intro to Laser Race Team. This class will focus on racing skills, tactics, and rules on the water. Your sailor must have completed begining and intermediate sailing prior to trying this class. The class will primarily use CFJs and C420s.  Boats are provided.
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Double Handed Race Team
This class stresses racing skills, rules, tactics, seamanship and boat tuning.  Sailor must have completed Begining Double-Handed first. 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. The class will primarily use CFJs and C420s.  Boats are provided.
Ideal skipper/crew weight combined should be around 230 lbs.
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CFJ Nationals Prep
This class is strictly for those who are participating in CFJ Nationals. You must have advanced CFJ racing experience or have taken our Double handed racing courses earlier in the summer. 
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Other Classes
Summer Classes and Descriptions Class Times
Starfish


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.

Please note this class is one week long and runs from 9am-12pm the second week of each session. Kids must be picked up at Noon, no exceptions. 
2nd week of each session;
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session 1: 6/28 - 7/2
Session 2: 7/12-16
Session 3: 7/26-28

(This specific session is only 3 days & prorated)
Session 5: 8/16-20

 Family Learn To Sail
Family Learn To Sail is targeted to adults who have experience sailing and want to take out their kids, grandkids, neices, nephews, and cousins sailing! We will provide the family with a short on shore lesson as well as a coach in a saftey boat on the water! This course will be offered in the AM and PM Mon-Fri! Each class is 3 hours of fun on the water with your kids (max 3 kids per boat). Please contact Jackie with more details on this brand new program! P.S. there is no age requirement for the kids, they just need to be able to swim! 

Please note this class is one week long and runs from 1pm-4pm the second week of each session.

All participating in this class must supply personal PFD. 

2nd week of each session;
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Session 1: 6/28 - 7/2
Session 2: 7/12-16
Session 3: 7/26-28

(This specific session is only 3 days & prorated)
Session 5: 8/16-20
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: 6/24/21
Last Class: 7/27/21


Have questions?  Feel free to contact us:
619-222-0438
Jackie Hollander - Jr. Program Director -Jackie@SouthwesternYC.org
Claudia Snider - Jr. Program Assistant - Claudia@SouthwesternYC.org