Youth Sailing 2024 Dates Announced!
Published 5:20pm on 2 Jan 2024
The Quannapowitt Yacht Club Youth Sailing Program is a fun way for kids ages 8-13 to learn to sail with kids from different communities.
The QYC YSP provides a safe, encouraging environment for students ages 8-13 to learn to sail, to develop their sailing skills, or learn to race. The YSP focuses on the fun, enjoyment, accomplishment, and self-confidence that results from learning to sail. Our instruction is based on US SAILING curriculum, and is carried out in age and skills appropriate classes. There are also group activities that encourage social interactions and friendships among the students.
Students learn skills that will form the foundation for a lifelong love of sailing. They also learn the proper use and care of boats, sails, moorings and the docking area. Safety standards are taught and strictly enforced.
The Youth Sailing Program at Quannapowitt Yacht Club utilizes the US Sailing Curriculum "Learn Sailing Right!", and students who attend the program can become certified Small Boat Sailors by mastering the skills in the "Little Red Book". More details about the US Sailing Curriculum and certification are available here.
Sessions for Summer 2024:
Session 1: July 1st - July 12th (No camp on July 4th)*
Session 2: July 15th - July 26th
Session 3: July 29th - August 9th *If Wakefield Public Schools' last day is unaffected by snow days this year, it is possible we could add a single Try-It Week session from June 24th - June 28th.
One Week Try-It Sessions may be offered in the first week of each session for new sailors depending on demand. Please email QYC Youth Sailing if you are interested in a try-it session. Sessions can be extended to the full two-week session if your sailor falls in love with the sport during the try-it week!
Registration will open on February 1. Please contact QYC Youth Sailing with any questions!
Last updated 12:59pm on 4 February 2024