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.


2019  Schedule:

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