Sailing Lessons and Regattas
Member children can learn the basic skills involved in the safe operation of a sailing vessel as part of our Junior Sailing program. They will develop a basic understanding of how a sailboat operates and how to compensate for changes in wind patterns. Most importantly, they’ll have a great time on the water with friends and instructors! Our young skippers also get the opportunity to put their sailing skills to the test during one of several regattas throughout the summer where they will race against other yacht clubs on the Great South Bay.
Our youth sailing lessons are for ages 8 and up and run for 8 weeks soon after school is out for the summer. Lessons are 2 times per week for 2 hours with regattas held each Friday. Registration information & the schedule for the upcoming season will be posted on our website each spring.
Registration for the 2019 season will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00 – 8:00 pm and Saturday, June 2 at 10:00 am – Noon. The swimming tests for all sailing participants will be on Saturday, June 10 at 10:00 – 11:00 am and the first day of practice and lessons is on Monday, June 25.
For more information, please contact the Juniors Sailing Committee.
Date Host Event
July 12 BYC Jr. Regatta
July 19 Wet Pants Jr. Regatta
July 24 Moriches Jr. Race Week
July 25 Bellport Jr. Race Week
July 26 Sayville Jr. Race Week
Aug 2 Westhampton Jr. Regatta
Aug 9 LIYC Jr. Regatta
Aug 13 Point of Woods Jr. Team Racing
Aug 14 Point of Woods Jr. Regatta
Aug 13-16 BYC Sail Fun Week
Aug 16 BYC Sailing Dinner