Junior Sailing 2017

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A camp. A sailing school. A swimming hole. A summer of memories.

KYC has a long tradition of great coaches, amazing waters and an amazing location to spend a few weeks in the summer.  From beginners at any age to advanced racers who have sailed the world’s most famous waterways, KYC offers a day camp, clinics and off-season.

Parents – sailors or not – be assured that the coaches are not your typical camp instructors.  Coaches have spent years training and have achieved their national certification through Sail Canada.  Certification includes everything from first aid, water safety, teaching, lesson planning, leadership and most importantly sailing.  Using Sail Canada’s CANsail programming – our instructors maximize as much time on the water as possible - depending on Mother Nature of course.  More importantly, our instructors and coaches teach their lessons by doing and showing rather than talking and testing.

KYC has been a leader in junior sailing nationally and internationally for more than 100 years. Thousands of sailors have had the opportunity to experience sailing through KYC. Sailors from KYC’s Junior Sailing Program have gone on to compete in collegiate, national, world, America’s Cup, and Olympic competitions while developing a lifelong passion and love for the sport.

Our overall goals are simple: Safety, fun, and success.

We provide a safe and fun learning environment for young sailors, and:

  • Teach young people safe boat handling, seamanship, and sportsmanship;
  • Help young people learn to sail;
  • Help young people learn techniques of one-design racing and to help them fully develop their one-design racing skills; and
  • Promote youth sailing competition.

So what are you waiting for? Learn more:

Did you know?

We are excited to announce our amazing Olympic and Pre-Olympic guest coaches this year: Dannie Boyd, Chris Cooke, John Curtis, Robert Davis,Bernard Luttmer, and Chris Cowan.

Look for them throughout the summer – on the water, on land and around the club!

Upcoming Events

America's Cup Louis Vuitton Opening Ceremony

The America's Cup Louis Vuitton racing gets underway next Friday, May 26th. Watch the action live at KYC! The bar and restaurant will be open. Racing is from 4pm - 6pm, with the opening ceremony at 7:30pm.

Need Help?

Email us! juniorsailing@kingstonyachtclub.com