Youth Sailing

The GYC Sailing Program Committee is pleased to announce the return of the Junior Sailing Program at our club for 2017. The new format in place since 2011 has been a great success, and it’s back this year with even more improvements.

Our program is available to both GYC’s junior club members and non members, from 8 to 16 years of age. We have experienced instructors ready provide a fantastic experience on Long Island Sound.

  • The Junior Sailing Program will run late June to mid August, beginner sailors ( little to no experience) in the morning 9:00AM to Noon and intermediate sailors morning and afternoon, five days per week from Monday to Friday, 9:00AM to 4:00PM.
  • For detailed information, GYC members should contact the club volunteers overseeing the program at the emails noted below.
  • Non-GYC members should email juniorsailgyc@gmail.com for information on sessions, pricing and availability.
  • GYC owns the boats that will be used as the primary fleet, but if you would like to bring your own Optimist, we encourage you to do so.
  • We utilize Optimists and 420s in our fleet to expand the experience for our young sailors.
  • There will be plenty of sailing on fair weather days, while on poor weather days alternative activities will be planned.

Michele Call
GYC Jr. Sailing Program Chair
email: juniorsailgyc@gmail.com
Mert Gollaher
GYC Fleet Captain
email:mggollaher@gmail.com