Youth Sailing

The GYC Sailing Program Committee is pleased to announce the return of the Junior Sailing Program at our club for 2014. 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 kids registering through the Soundview Family YMCA, from 7 to 16 years of age.  We have experienced instructors ready provide a fantastic experience on Long Island Sound.

  • The Junior Sailing Program will run all summer (from June 30th through August 21st), morning and afternoon, four days per week from Monday to Thursday, 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 visit for further information.
  • GYC owns the boats that will be used as the primary fleet, but if you would like to bring your own Optimist, that will be fine.
  • This year we’ve added two Blue Jays to our fleet of Optimists and 420s 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.Best regards,


For more information, please contact:

Michele Call

GYC Jr. Sailing Program Chair

Cell: 203.464.0251


Mert Gollaher

GYC Fleet Captain

Cell: 203.430.5588