Weekly Update

Important Upcoming Dates

1 Feb -
Spring High School Sailing Registration opens for Annapolis HS, Severna Park HS, and St Mary's HS
13 Feb -
Summer Program Registration opens for AYC Members only
13 Feb -
Mandatory Opti Parent Meeting (RWB and Green Fleet)
13 March -
Summer Program Registration opens for
JAM Members 

13 March -
Spring High School Sailing Tryouts start

AYC Laser and I420 Sailors Representing in Florida

AYC Junior Sailors are escaping the cold temperatures and competing at high levels down in Florida in the Laser Radial and I- 420 classes! Tyler Mowry and Alex Adams competed at the Lauderdale YC Olympic Class Regatta/ Laser ACCs this past weekend. Tyler placed 18th overall out of 93 boats in the Laser Radial Class and Alex placed 85th. Nice work boys!
Find Results Here

Maddie Hawkins just placed 16th out of 39 highly competitive I- 420 teams from around the country at the 470 and I- 420 North American Championships. The Championship took place in Coconut Grove this past 3- day weekend.
 Results can be found here.

AYC 2018 Summer Program!

Amidst these frigid cold temperatures, the AYC Junior Fleet Staff are thinking about warmer times ahead with our 2018 Summer Program starting in June! As a long standing tradition, Annapolis Yacht Club will host juniors from ages 5 to 18 for our Summer Program, teaching the next generation how to sail, safely drive a powerboat, and develop a love for the water. The Summer Program starts on June 18th and will go for eight weeks, ending on August 17th. There will be no regular schedule classes the week of July 2-6, due to the July 4th holiday and our hosting of the Annual Junior Regatta. The Chesapeake Race Teams (c420 and opti) and the C420 and RWB Opti Race Team members will have a separate schedule that week, issued by the coach prior to the start of summer.

We are very happy to be able to offer our fantastic Creek Critters and Sea Squirts program for ages five to eight years old. This class has been the highlight for many youngsters from the past summers as they learn how to be comfortable and safe on and around the water. The class is full of games, songs, learning the parts of the boat, sailing with a buddy, and having a great time! The Creek Critters class is offered as a one week, morning class (9 am - noon), each week of the program for 5-6 years old. Sea Squirts class is offered for two weeks, afternoon class (1 pm - 4 pm) for 7-8 years old.

Another program that was sold out last summer was our growing Safe Powerboat Handling Course. This course is offered for two weeks only, June 18th - 22nd and June 25th - 29th from 9 am to noon. The class is for juniors that want to earn their NASBLA Safe Powerboat Certificate, required for all persons operating mechanically propelled vessels born on or after July 1, 1972. This course teaches juniors the basics of a powerboat, and provides them a safe learning environment and a certified instructor to teach them.

Registration for AYC members opens on February 13th at 9 am. The registration link will become live at 9 am on that Tuesday morning. Registration for JAM members opens on March 13th at 9 am. Late registration fees ($100 per registration) start on May 16th, so register quickly to save your spot in the class of your choice! If classes fill up, we do maintain an active wait list (no fee to be on the wait list) and will contact you if your junior is able to register for the course. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Junior Fleet Staff at juniorfleet@annapolisyc.org.
Click here to visit the Summer Program webpage
Click here to view the 2018 Summer Brochure

Happy New Year and stay warm, summer will be here before we know it!

Interested in sailing on one of our Race Teams (Chesapeake Opti, Chesapeake c420, Laser, RWB Opti, or C420 Race Team) this coming summer?
As a reminder, all sailors need coaches approval prior to registration for any race team. For those who have not previously competed on an AYC Summer Race Team, there will be mandatory skill evaluation days on Sunday May 6th and/or Sunday May 20th. AYC Jr Fleet staff reserves the right to move sailors to the race team that best matches their skill set and goals.

Mandatory Opti Parent Meeting
February 13th at 6:30pm
Crow's Nest, Dock St Clubhouse

Please join Coach Bobby on Feb 13th at 6:30pm to learn more information about the spring and summer Opti Programs. 
The meeting will be held in the Crow's Nest meeting space in the Dock St Clubhouse. Information regarding practices, regattas, code of conduct, and expectations will be covered.

Any RWB or Green fleet sailor wishing to sail this spring or summer must have a parent representative in attendance at this meeting.  

Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you on Feb 13th at 6:30pm! 

New online ordering of Annapolis Yacht Club Junior Program Gear!

Please use the link below to order AYC Jr Sailing gear. We have paired with Team One Newport to have our own dedicated site where you can personalize your new gear! All orders, payment, and shipping happens in one place, enjoy!

Click here to access the AYC private page.

Spring Laser Practices

Spring Laser practices will start in April and the exact date will be announced soon. Sign-up and dates will be announced through the weekly updates.
Please contact Mallory Buechler at mbuechler@annapolisyc.org or 410-263-9267 ext. 109 for more information.

 Spring High School Sailing

High School Try-outs for the Spring season are scheduled to start March 13th at 3:30pm, but this date is VERY weather dependent and will be confirmed closer to the start of the season. All sailors wishing to participate must be registered beforehand.

For the Spring High School Season, Drysuits are required of all sailors to go on the water. 

High school sailing is runs March-May with practices on Monday-Friday from 3:30pm - 6:30pm.
Following try-outs, sailors will be assigned to a team (Varisty, JV, Pre-JV) for their respective high schools and the practice schedule (specific days of the week) will be announced. 

If you have any question regarding the High School or C420 program, please contact the Head 420 Coach Katja Sertl ksertl@annapolisyc.org

 Spring Opti Sailing

Opti Practices are scheduled to start on March 24th but is dependent on the weather, please stay up to date on email from Coach Bobby regarding practices. 

Green Fleet

Opti Practices have ended for the year, please check back in spring time for the registration and start dates!

Full Season Price:

Per Diem Options:
Weekend Day Rate-$45
Week Day Rate-$30

All billing will go through AYC or JAM accounts or check made to AYC. If you choose the per diem rate, please only register online once, we will bill your account for the days that your sailor attends practice. 

Green Fleet Schedule
Mondays: 4:00pm-6:30pm
Saturdays: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Sundays: 1:00pm-4:00pm

RWB Fleet

Full Season Price:

Per Diem Options:
Weekend Day Rate-$84
Week Day Rate-$30

All billing will go through AYC or JAM accounts or check made to AYC. If you choose the per diem rate, please only register online once, we will bill your account for the days that your sailor attends practice. 

RWB Fleet Schedule
Wednesday: 4:00pm-6:30pm
Saturdays: 9:00am-4:00pm
Sundays: 9:00am-4:00pm

Please contact Bobby Lippincott at rlippincott@annapolisyc.org or 410-263-9267 ext. 109 for more information.

Click here to make a donation to the AYC Jr Fleet

Calling Young Writers, Photographers, and Videographers

Are you (or do you know) a young person in high school or college that would like see their work in print and electronic AYC publications? This is great chance to pursue your interest and gain experience!

Contact communications@annapolisyc.org to learn more.

Junior Associate Membership (JAM)

The annual renewal email will be sent out to all JAM members from 2017 in the end of February to notify the Administrative Office that you plan to use your JAM number to register for the 2018 Summer Program. The annual $50 membership fee will be included on your bill, following registration. If no notification is received to renew your JAM membership, the JAM number will be listed as inactive. 

Applies to sailors aged 7-18 at AYC except those ONLY in the High School Program. Children of Regular AYC members are NOT required to become JAMs. Regular AYC member pricing discounted 25% from JAM price (except HS). Annual membership fee is $50 (expires Dec. 31). To become a JAM 
please click here to submit an application.

Email us at JuniorFleet@annapolisyc.org

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