Seattle Yacht Club

Summer Sailing School 2018

SEATTLE YACHT CLUB MEMBERSHIP NOT REQUIRED

2018 Youth Summer Classes

  • Ages 7-18
  • Learn to Sail
  • Improve Sailing Skills
  • Learn to Race
  • Weekly Classes take place Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

Lil’ Luffers

Ages: 7-9
Boats: Vanguard 15 (V-15) and 420
Description: Lil’ Luffers is the perfect choice for our youngest sailors. Students sail in Vanguard 15 or 420 sailboats with one or two peers and an instructor. The low student-to-instructor ratio places an emphasis on safety and learning! This course is designed to be a fun and unintimidating introduction to sailing and water safety.

 Prerequisite: Must be 7 years old, and be able to pass a basic swimming test.

Overboard Optis

Ages: 8-12
Boats: Optimist
Description: The Opti sailor will learn a wide variety of skills, from sailing fundamentals to beginning racing. At the beginning of the session, the class may be broken up into groups based on skill level. In some segments of the class, all skill levels will sail together so they can have fun and learn from their own peer group.

Junior Jibers

Ages: 10-13
Boats: **Vanguard 15, **Laser, and **420
Description: The Junior Jibers class is suitable for all levels of experience. Students will have the opportunity to sail with a friend in a two-person V-15 or 420, or sail individually in a Laser. A wide variety of skills will be covered, from sailing fundamentals to beginning racing.

**Weight recommendation: Minimum 100 lbs. 

High School

Ages: 14-18
Boats: Vanguard 15, Laser, and 420
Description: The High School class is suitable for all levels of experience. Students will have the opportunity to sail with a friend in a two-person V-15 or 420, or sail individually in a Laser. A wide variety of skills will be covered, from sailing fundamentals to beginning racing.

* LEARN-TO-RACE CAMP

Optimist: Ages 9-13
​**Laser: Ages 13-18
​**Vanguard 15: Ages 10-18

Description: This one-week session will run from JULY 9 - 13. This course is intended to be an unintimidating introduction to racing sailboats. Students will learn boat-handling techniques, starting, rules, tactics, and more, with a fun regatta on the last day of the class.

* Prerequisites: Students must have had at least one class of Sailing School at SYC, and/or be comfortable demonstrating basic sailing maneuvers, i.e. steering, tacking/jibing, and docking.
**Weight recommendation: Minimum 100 lbs. 

2018 Youth Class Schedule

Lil’ Luffers
Class Code Dates
LL1 June 18-22
LL2 June 25-29
LL3 July 9-13
LL4 July 16-20
LL5 July 23-27
LL6 July 30-Aug 3
LL7 August 6-10
LL8 August 13-17
LL9 August 20-24
LL10 August 27-31
Overboard Optis
Class Code Dates
OO1 June 18-22
OO2 June 25-29
OO3 July 16-20
OO4 July 23-27
OO5 July 30-Aug 3
OO6 August 6-10
OO7 August 13-17
OO8 August 20-24
OO9 August 27-31
Junior Jibers
Class Code Dates
JJ1 June 18-22
JJ2 June 25-29
JJ3 July 16-20
JJ4 July 23-27
JJ5 July 30-Aug 3
JJ6 August 6-10
JJ7 August 13-17
JJ8 August 20-24
JJ9 August 27-31
High School
Class Code Dates
HS1 June 18-22
HS2 June 25-29
HS3 July 16-20
HS4 July 23-27
HS5 July 30-Aug 3
HS6 August 6-10
HS7 August 13-17
HS8 August 20-24
HS9 August 27-31
*Learn-to-Race Camp (1 week) July 9-13
Class Code Boat Ages
ORC Optimist 9-13
**V15RC Vanguard 15 10-18
**LRC Laser 13-18

*Prerequisite: Students must have had at least one class of Sailing School at SYC, and/or be comfortable demonstrating basic sailing maneuvers. 
**Weight recommendation: Minimum 100 lbs. 

2018 Registration Dates

  • Non-Member registration will begin on March 21st. Registrations will be accepted online, via email, mail, or in person. Class availability will be on a first-come, first-served basis

  • Seattle Yacht Club Members will be able to register March 19 – 20 online, via email, mail, or in person. After the 20th, the policy will be first-come, first-served. An SYC Membership number is required for billing. Member prices apply to Members’ Children, Grandchildren, or Junior Members.

Instructors

The Seattle Yacht Club employs 12-15 summer sailing instructors each week. The instructors are all experienced sailors, with Level 1 Instructor Certification from U.S. Sailing, and First Aid and CPR training through the American Heart Association.

Kick-Off Barbeque

Monday, June 25th 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. See the boats the students will be sailing and meet the instructors! Burgers, hot dogs, and salad will be served on the lawn at SYC. The summer sailing staff will be on hand to introduce themselves and answer questions about the SYC sailing programs. Cost is $15 per person.

YOUTH CLASS FEES

SYC Members
Weekly Class Fee $430
Weekly Life Jacket Rental $10
Kick Off BBQ (June 25) $15

SYC Member prices apply to SYC Members’ Children, Grandchildren, and Junior Members. An SYC Membership number will be required.

Non-Members
Weekly Class Fee $450
Weekly Life Jacket Rental $10
Kick Off BBQ (June 25) $15

FEES & CANCELLATION POLICY:
Class fees shall be paid in full and accompanied with completed application forms to guarantee registration in the desired class(es).

Once registration has been processed, there will be a $50 charge for class CHANGES.

There will be a $100 charge for CANCELLATIONS up until one week prior to the class, after which there will be no refunds.

REGISTER FOR YOUTH CLASSES

Participation Requirements

Every sailor will be required to:

  • Pass a relatively easy swim test on the first day of each session.
  • Wear a properly fitting U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket at all times on the water and dock.  
    Life jacket rentals are available for $10 per week.
  • Wear shoes at all times. Sailing shoes, Aqua Socks or Teva-type sandals are OK. Flip-flop sandals are not recommended.
  • Please bring a lunch or plan to purchase lunch from SYC Snack Shack.

Every Student will Receive:

  •  Pictures of the sailors in action.
  • A Certificate to recognize course completion.
  • The annual Summer Sailing School T-shirt .
  • The Little Red Book. The Little Red Book is U.S. Sailing’s certification system. As the sailors progress, instructors will sign off on the skills mastered. 

U.S. Sailing’s curriculum will be used and taught from the textbook Learn Sailing Right.

What they’re saying ...

"Thank you for providing such great sailing programs for the kids - it is a true pleasure to see them so happy and excited by the sport." - Kristin S.


"Not only did they have a fantastic time, but I was AMAZED at their sailing abilities when we went sailing. They really made great progress and are looking like real sailors!!" - Robin T.

Boat Descriptions

The Optimist (Opti) is a kid-sized individual dinghy that is easy to manage and fun to sail.

Students will sail with a friend in the double-handed Vanguard 15 (V-15).

The Laser is a fun, single-handed training boat.

Advanced sailors can learn to rig the spinnaker in the double-handed 420.

2018 Adult Summer Classes

Seattle Yacht Club membership not required

  • Learn how to sail
  • Refresh your sailing skills
  • Learn how to race

2018 Adult Class Schedule

Sessions are two weeks each (6 classes): 

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm 

2018 Adult Class Schedule
Session Dates
Session 1:

July 9/11/12
July 16/18/19

Session 2:

July 23/25/26
July 30/Aug 1/2

Adult Summer Sailing Courses

In 2018, Seattle Yacht Club will offer two adult sailing sessions. The two-week classes are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The classes will cover the basics of sailing, including rigging, points of sail, sail trim, boat-handling, and boating safety. Students will have the opportunity to try different boats, and will develop their skills through on-the-water sessions, classroom discussions, and the US Sailing textbook, Learn Sailing Right.

Private lessons are also available.

ADULT PROGRAM FEES
SYC Member $275
Non-member $325
Life Jacket Rental $10
Private Lessons $75/hour

Students should anticipate getting wet and bring appropriate clothing for the weather.

Prerequisites: Basic swimming skills required. The boats are small and require a medium level of physical agility. Please inquire if you have questions.

We are no longer accepting adult sailing registrations, please check back in 2018!

The Fleet at SYC

Students will have the opportunity to sail with a friend in the double-handed Vanguard 15 (V-15).

The Laser is a fun, single-handed training boat.