Summer

AYC Junior Sailing Summer Program 2019

IMPORTANT DATES

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

6/17-6/28

7/8 - 7/19

7/22-8/2

8/5 - 8/16

*No class the week of July 4th (July 1 - 5)


Registration Opens:
  Feb 12th, 2019 - 
AYC Members Only
 March 12th, 2019 - 
JAM and Non-Members



Summer Race Teams Mandatory Parent Meetings


Mandatory parent meetings have been rescheduled for the summer racing programs.
Parents of both the Chesapeake Race Teams and Race Teams are required to attend
one of the scheduled meetings for their sailor's fleet.

Meeting Room: Sailing Center AV Classroom or AYC Skipjack

Green Fleet and Red, White and Blue Race Teams
Monday January 28th at 6pm - Skipjack
Sunday February 10th at 11am- Sailing Center

Laser, Chesapeake 420 and 420 Race Teams
Tuesday February 5th at 6pm - Sailing Center
Sunday February 10th at 10am - Sailing Center

If you have any questions please email juniorfleet@annapolisyc.org



Refund Policy
AYC will refund the registration fee until May 14th.
If you drop out of your class after the session's start date, no refund will be granted.
Prior to the start of a class and after May 14th, no refund will be granted unless the spot can be filled by another sailor for that class.

AYC Program Staff Reserves the Right
AYC reserves the right to move a sailor into another program better suited to their skill and/or age.

For more information on classes, click the links below:
Learn to Sail | Adventure | Education | Race

Not a member? Click here to become a JAM.
JAM membership is required for all non-member sailors ages 7-18. Creek Critters ages 5-6 do not need a JAM membership.



Learn to Sail


Beginner Optimist

Ages 8-11
Time: Monday-Friday (9am-noon)
6/17-6/28, 7/8-719, 7/22-8/2,  8/5-8/16


This course will teach the basics of rigging a boat, basic boat handling, sailing fundamentals, seamanship (knots, weather, etc.), sportsmanship, and water safety. A basic introduction to the sport of sailing. Instruction is done in Club-owned Optimists. Sailors are paired with one another and learn the basics of steering, trimming the sail, and balancing the boat in an exciting, hands-on way.

Intermediate Optimist

Ages 9-12
Time: Monday-Friday (1pm-4pm)
6/17-6/28, 7/8-719, 7/22-8/2,  8/5-8/16


This course is for sailors who have completed the beginner Optimist Course and want to continue their progression. Instruction is done in Club-owned Optimists with 1 sailor per boat. By completion, sailors will be able to sail on all points of sail in most wind speeds, know all parts of the boat, and tie basic knots. The goal being to better prepare students for our Opti Green program and future sailing.

Teen 420 
Ages: 12-18 
Time: Monday- Friday (9am-4pm)
6/17-6/28, 7/8-719, 7/22-8/2,  8/5-8/16

This course is for older and larger sailors who are new to sailing, younger sailors with some experience but who are new to the 420 or sailors looking for more time on the tiller before moving on to racing programs. Course includes basics of rigging a 420, boat handling, seamanship (knots, weather, etc.), sportsmanship, water safety. The second section of the course will dive deeper into proper sail trim, crew and skipper teamwork and team pairings. Instruction is done in Club-owned C420’s with 2 sailors per boat.


Keelboating

Ages: 13-18
Time: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
6/17-6/28, 7/8-719, 7/22-8/2,  8/5-8/16

This course will teach the basics of keelboat sailing. Instruction will be done in J/22s with a maximum of 4 sailors per boat. Classes will be structured based on the Junior Big Boat Sailing Program curriculum.

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Adventure


Creek Critters

Ages: 5-6
Time: Monday- Friday (9am-noon)
6/17-6/21,  6/24-6/28,  7/8-712,  7/15-7/19,  7/22-7/26  7/29-8/2,  8/5-8/9,  8/12-8/16

These popular one-week sessions are designed to introduce the sailors to have fun on and around the water. Activities are designed to build confidence on the water and include sailing in Optimists & J22s, padding, crafts, and games. Children must have completed at one year of kindergarten before the start of class. Students are encouraged to bring a snack and a water bottle. Students will be given a very basic swim check, while wearing a life jacket, to assess their comfort level in and around the water. This will be a swim test and beginner swimmers are invited to participate in the program; life jackets will be provided and worn at all times.

Sea Squirts

Ages 7-8 Time: Monday-Friday (1pm-4pm)
6/17-6/28, 7/8-719, 7/22-8/2,  8/5-8/16

This fun with boats course is a two-week, half day program designed to teach the basics of sailing while also participating in other fun on-the-water activities like kayaking and paddle boarding. Students will be given a very basic swim check, while wearing a life jacket, to assess their comfort level in and around the water. This will not be a swim test and beginner swimmers are invited to participate in the program; life jackets will be provided and worn at all times. 

Aquatic Adventure

Ages:8-12
Times: Monday-Friday 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
6/17-6/28, 7/8-719, 7/22-8/2,  8/5-8/16

This class will use a variety of water activities such as paddleboards, kayaks and keelboats to have a great time on and near the water! This class pairs well for those sailors choosing to participate in either Beginner or Intermediate Optimist half day classes. 

Adventure Boating

Ages: 12-17 Time: 9am-4pm
6/17-6/21,  6/24-6/28,  7/8-712,  7/15-7/19,  7/22-7/26  7/29-8/2,  8/5-8/9,  8/12-8/16

This course is designed for those who want to be on the water but aren’t necessarily interested in racing. Adventure Boaters will be introduced to a variety of boats including: 420s, keelboats, kayaks, paddleboards. Adventure Boaters will take power and sailboat trips to local points of interest. This class is perfect for the child that loves the water and experiencing it in a variety of ways. 

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Education

Powerboat Certification

Ages: 13-18
Time: Monday-Friday (9am-noon)
6/17-6/21,  6/24-6/28 

This hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boat handling skills. No previous experience is required! Powerboat certification done in Club-owned powerboats, run by US Powerboat instructors. Participants are excepted to take an exam to receive US Powerboating Certification at the end of the course.

*NEW* Seafarering 

Ages: 12-18
Time: Monday - Friday (1pm-4pm)
6/17-6/21,  6/24-6/28 

This one week afternoon class will focus on both on-the-water and off-the-water skills. Sailors will be exposed to a wide range of activities from basic boat maintenance and repair to basic navigation, line-handling, anchoring, weather, harbor etiquette and includes some middle to high school level STEM modules. This course will also review basics of sailing, teamwork and safe boating practices. This class would be best suited for sailors who have taken basic sailing and/or intermediate sailing background.

*NEW* BAY Buddies
Buoyancy. Angles. Yachting.
Ages: 8-12
Time: Monday-Friday (1pm-4pm)
6/17-6/28, 7/8-719, 7/22-8/2,  8/5-8/16

This two week morning education based class will focus on the “whys and hows” of sailing.  Sailors will use US Sailing Reach STEM based projects to better understand boating topics including weather and wind, ropes and pulleys, water and currents, sail shape, environmental impacts and marine life. This class would be best suited for sailors who have an interest in the science of sailing. Sailors will be exposed to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) projects that are sailor focused i.e. how weather effects sailors, how pulleys work, why sails are sized and shaped the way they are, why we have tides and marine life exploration.
US Sailing Reach

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Race

*NEW* Opti Lime Green

Ages: 8-11 years
Time: Monday-Friday (1pm-4pm)
6/17-6/28, 7/8-719, 7/22-8/2,  8/5-8/16

This two week program serves as an introduction to racing. Sailors will learn the basics of racing and compete in AYC based scrimmages and mock regattas. Racing skills will include starts, mark rounding, regatta rigging, regatta etiquette and basic rules. This program will serve as a prerequisite for being accepted onto the Chesapeake Race Team beginning summer 2020.

Optimist Chesapeake (Green Fleet)

Ages:8-15
Time: 10am-4pm
Prerequisite: Under 15, wants to learn how to race, and coach’s approval

This program requires a solid understanding of Optimist sailing and provides an introduction to racing and race equipment. Coaches will cover all aspects of racing on and off the water. The team will travel to and compete in several local Chesapeake Bay regattas and sailors will have the option to travel to national events. Boat ownership of a USODA legal boat is required. A limited number of charters are available through AYC.
Green Fleet Parent Packet

Chesapeake 420

Ages:13-18
Time: 10am-4pm

The 420 Chesapeake Race Team is a developmental team that bridges the gap between Intermediate 420 and the 420 Race Team. Sailors in this program will develop their racing ability, C420 knowledge, and expertise in the use of spinnaker and trapeze. If sailors do not have a skipper/crew pairing, they will be assigned a position by their coach. The team will travel to and compete in several local Chesapeake Bay Regattas. Boat ownership is recommended but not required. Otherwise, Club-owned 420s can be used, and a limited number of charters are available through AYC.

Optimist RWB
Ages:10-15
Time: 11am-5pm
Prerequisite: Under 15 and coach’s approval

Sailors in the Optimist Race Team will refine their racing skills and represent AYC in regattas around the Bay, nationally, and internationally. As with all of our programs, there will be a focus on the Corinthian Spirit and being positive role models on and off the water. The team will focus on USODA events and will also travel to local events when possible. Boat ownership is required. A limited number of charters are available through AYC. 
*Additional fees apply

Laser

Ages:14-18
Time: 12pm-5pm
Prerequisite: Coach’s approval

The Laser Team will refine their racing skills and represent AYC while competing in regattas around the Bay and country, with a focus on competing in the major summer regattas. As with all of our programs, there will be a focus for the Laser Team on the Corinthian Spirit and being positive role models on and off the water. The Laser Team can include 4.7's, Radial, and Full rigs. Boat ownership is required.
*Additional fees apply

C420 Race Team

Ages: 14-18
Time: 12pm-5pm
Prerequisite: Coach’s approval, must purchase AYC spinnaker, AYC pinnie, and AYC team polo

The 420 Race Team will refine their racing skills and represent AYC while competing in regattas around the Bay and country, with a focus on competing in the major C420 summer regattas. As with all of our programs, there will be a focus for the 420 Race Team on the Corinthian Spirit and being positive role models on and off the water. Boat ownership is recommended but not required. Otherwise, Club-owned 420s can be used, and a limited number of charters are available through AYC.
*Additional fees apply

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