Class Descriptions

 

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Small Fries


For ages 7-9. This class focuses on the fundamentals of sailing along with helping sailors gain comfort and confidence on the water. Lessons are provided in the club-owned RS Quests, Hunter 170s, Hunter 140s, or a 420 with a Junior Instructor on-board. Class size will be limited for safety reasons and determined by the Program Director. Sailors must be able to swim with and without a life jacket and tread water for one minute without a life jacket.

 

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Times: 8:30am - 10:30am

Optional: Adventure Wednesdays from 10:45am - 12:45pm

 

Cost:  8 weeks $1000; 4 weeks $600; Add a week $250 (to add a week inquire with Program Director)

(Minimum sign up 4 weeks, but you can add additional weeks after first 4)

 

 

 

 

Juniors


For ages 12 to 16. This class focuses on giving sailors the knowledge and independence to navigate the waters of outer Wild Harbor on their own. Sailors do NOT need to own a boat as lessons are provided in club-owned RS Quests, Hunter 170s or Hunter 140s. If a sailor's family does own a 420, we will also utilize that boat in the class. Class size will be limited for safety reasons and determined by the Program Director.

 

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Times: 10:45am - 12:45pm

Optional: Adventure Wednesdays from 10:45am - 12:45pm

 

Cost:  8 weeks $1100; 4 weeks $650; Add a week $250 (to add a week inquire with Program Director)

(Minimum sign up 4 weeks, can add additional weeks after first 4)

 

 

 

Opti Beginner

 

Ages 7-9, an introduction to sailing the optimist dinghy. Participants must provide a boat, but do not need any experience in sailing. To enroll a sailor must be able to swim with and without a life jacket and tread water for one minute without a life jacket. Class size will be limited for safety reasons, as determined by the Program Director.

 

We have added an extra Adventure Wednesday class that is NOT generally done in optis. This day is to allow our instructors and junior instructors time to work with sailors in a larger boat and help boost our youngest sailors knowledge and confidence on the water. It will also give us some flexibility in weeks where the wind has not been so cooperative with our smaller sailors to get them out on the water an extra day.

 

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Times: 8:30am - 10:30am

Optional: Adventure Wednesdays from 8:30am - 10:30am

 

Cost:  8 weeks $1000; 4 weeks $600; Add a week $200 (to add a week inquire with Program Director)

(Minimum sign up 4 weeks, but you can add additional weeks after the first 4)

 

 

 

 

Opti Intermediate

 

Ages 9+, an introduction to advanced sailing skills and an intro to racing. Participants must provide a boat, and should have completed one full season in the Opti 2 class or have the recommendation of their previous instructor. Sailors in this class are encouraged to participate in all four Unkie Cup races with the assistance of the Opti Intermediate instructor, transportation of both the child and the boat are the responsibility of the sailor; however, a trailer is available upon request. Before enrolling in the Opti Intermediate class, sailors should feel comfortable sailing their boats independent of an instructor in medium wind conditions. Class size will be limited for safety reasons as determined by the Program Director.

 

We have added an optional Adventure Day on Wednesdays. This will be an opportunity for the sailors and coaches to mix it up a bit and will have more of an emphasis on fun!

 

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Times: 10:45am - 12:45pm

Optional: Adventure Wednesdays from 10:45am - 12:45pm

 

Cost:  8 weeks $1000; 4 weeks $600; Add a week $200 (to add a week inquire with Program Director)

(Minimum sign up 4 weeks, but you can add additional weeks after the first 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opti Race Team 

 

Ages 10 to 15, an advanced class with a focus on racing tactics in preparation to participate in seasonal regattas. The opti race team will compete in a number of regattas throughout the season, for which participation is expected. Sailors not wishing to compete in regattas should consider enrolling in Opti Intermediate or moving to the Juniors class.

 

Sailors can optionally participate in Adventure Wednesdays.

 

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Times: 1:45pm - 4:15pm

Optional: Adventure Wednesdays from 10:45am - 12:45pm

 

Cost:  8 weeks $1200; 4 weeks $700; Add a week $300 (to add a week inquire with Program Director)

(Minimum sign up 4 weeks, but you can add additional weeks after the first 4)

 

 

 

 

Club 420 Race Team

 

Ages 13 to 17, the goal of the class to gain an experience in the Club 420 sailboat with a focus on racing techniques. They will learn to both skipper and crew, as well as, fly a spinnaker and use the trapeze. Participants MUST provide a boat or communicate with a classmate with whom they could 'share' a boat: the idea being the we enter the season with, at least, one boat for every two sailors. Sailors are encouraged to participate in the Friday races and WHYC Saturday Open Series. Additionally, this group will travel to a few smaller regattas throughout the season.

 

Sailors can optionally participate in Adventure Wednesdays.

 

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Times: 1:45pm - 4:15pm

Optional: Adventure Wednesdays from 10:45am - 12:45pm

 

Cost:  8 weeks $1200; 4 weeks $700; Add a week $300 (to add a week inquire with Program Director)

(Minimum sign up 4 weeks, but you can add additional weeks after the first 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private Lessons

 

WHYC will offer private lessons this year for all levels and ages. Members are encouraged to sign up for multiple lessons and these can be scheduled with the Program Director. We can accommodate a number of possibilities for times and number of sessions.  Private lessons can be in club boats (RS Quests, Hunters, 420s) or privately owned boats (Optis, Beetle Cats) and can include youth sailors and adults!