Atlanta Yacht Club
 

AYC Junior Sailing Training Program

The Atlanta Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program is a fantastic way to learn to sail or improve sailing skills for sailors from 6 to 18 years old. Our instructors make the classes fun and informative.

2018 Junior Sailing Activities Information 


Junior Week

June 3 - 8, 2018 


Learn to SAIL
(Ages 6 & up in Optis)

2018 Dates - 8  weeks
Fees: $125 Yacht Club Members; $225 non-members

SATURDAY and SUNDAY morning classes
9 am - 11 am in June and July

Saturday Class Schedule:
June 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
July 7, 14, & 21

Sunday Class Schedule:
June 3, 10, 17, & 24
July 1, 8, 15, & 22

Register:  Registration is now open for Atlanta Yacht Club Members. 
Members click here to register for the Saturday Learn to Sail class.
Members click here to register for the Sunday Learn to Sail class.

Registration will open to the public in early April.

Description: “Learn to SAIL” is for the Opti beginner sailor. You will learn the parts of your boat, how to rig and launch your boat, basic sailing, sailing terms and a lot of fun mixed in each week! There will be a combination of shore sessions, fun, and on the water sailing. This is a non-competitive environment. We just want to get your kids hooked on sailing! (Please read Prerequisites carefully)

Prerequisites: Must be 6 years old before January 1, 2018. Must be able to swim without a life jacket and be comfortable in and around LAKE water.  A swimming and treading water test will be performed on the first day of class. If the student does not pass the test, they will not be allowed to participate.  

Parental Involvement: Parents must be willing to assist in supervision of kids on and off the water. There will be a volunteer snack / drink rotation.

Receipt of payment and liability waiver form is required to be officially registered for class.  Mail checks, made out to AYC and signed liability form to Junior Training Coordinator.

Questions? please contact juniorsailtraining@atlantayachtclub.org


Learn to RACE
(Ages 6 & up in Optis)

2018 Dates - 8  weeks
Fees: $125 Yacht Club Members; $225 non-members
SATURDAY mornings
9 am - 11 am in June and July

June 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
July 7, 14, & 21

Register:  Registration is now open for Atlanta Yacht Club Members.  Click here to register for Learn to Race. 
Registration will open to the public in early April.

Description: “Learn to RACE” is for young sailors who are ready to move beyond basic sailing by learning early racing skills, sailing terms, knots, safety, and an introduction to the rules of racing. Sailors in this class should know how to rig their own boat, basic sailing skills and terminology including sailing upwind and downwind, tacking and jibing. There will be drills, short races, plus a mix of shore sessions covering rigging, race course descriptions, boat handling, sail trim, and racing flags/signals. But don’t worry – we will still have fun too!

Prerequisites:  Must be able to demonstrate all skills taught in Learn to Sail class. Must be able to swim without a life jacket and be comfortable in and around LAKE water.  A swimming and treading water test will be performed on the first day of class. If the student does not pass the test, they will not be allowed to participate.  Basic boat handling skills required.

Questions? please contact juniorsailtraining@atlantayachtclub.org

Adults and Teen Sailing

Please visit the Sailing Classes Page for more information



What to Bring

Junior sailors must bring their own life jackets, as well as be able to swim. They will also need tennis or boat shoes with covered toes. (Crocs or Keens are good choices because they provide protection and also have a non-marking sole – good for keeping the inside of our Optis looking good!) , a bathing suit, t-shirt, sunscreen, towel, hat, water bottle and sunglasses.

 


Important Registration Information

Non-members are encouraged and welcome to attend based on availability. 

Space is limited, and club boats are limited, so registering early is recommended.

Applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Receipt of your payment will secure your spot in the queue.




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