Yacht Club

Junior Sailing

Online registration will open February 26, 2017 following the Jr Sailing Open House

Jr Sailing Open house will be held in the Model Room at IHYC, 1730 on Sunday, February 26th. Brief meeting to be followed by a movie night featuring "Trolls" along with the Sunday Night Buffet for IHYC members and their guests. Children are welcome - there will be refreshments and activities for all. 

2016 Handbook

Awards Ceremony Slideshow

In June 2017 we begin our 94th season of Junior Sailing on the beautiful Long Island Sound, out of our Club property in Greenwich, CT, 

Junior Sailing at Indian Harbor is open to both member and non-member children across a broad range of ages and abilities. Beginners as young as 4 years old can take their first sail in an Ideal 18 in our introductory Sprite program. Accomplished racing sailors up to seniors in high school can compete in local, regional, national and international regattas in Optimists, Lasers and C420s. The program runs for eight weeks – late June through mid-August.

Our mission is to promote participation in sailing through education and competition while developing in our Junior Sailors the qualities of sportsmanship, seamanship, self-discipline, and a respect for nature and for their fellow sailors – and to have a wonderful summer of fun and friendship. For summer 2017 we will have an outstanding group of extremely capable and experienced sailing instructors – many of whom sail for their college teams. 

For more information:
Jr. Sailing Committee Chairman, Talal Debs
Waterfront Director, Joel Labuzetta

*Sailors ages 8 and up are required to be members of the Junior Sailing Association of the Long Island Sound (JSALIS). Sign up is done through the JSA website.*

2017 Important Dates:
February 26 - Open House & Registration Opens 1730-1800
June 20 - Mandatory Parent Info Meeting - 1900
June 25 - Junior Commissioning with Watersports Day - 1130
June 26 - First Day of Junior Sailing Season!
July 4th - NO SAILING
July 21 - Midseason Awards and Watersports Day
August 11 - Parent/Child Regatta - 1800
August 17 - Last Day of Junior Season & Awards Banquet 1800

2017 Class Schedule and Pricing:

Classes are available as four-week-long sessions. IHYC maintains relatively small class sizes with a focus on individualized attention, written feedback for all sailors, and the use of proven curriculums.

Session 1 - June 26 - July 21
Session 2 - July 24 - August 17

Opti 1 and 2 Morning Classes may be taken as a two-week option for the first two weeks of either session.

Class                                        Time                                       IHYC Member    Non-Member

Opti 1 Morning                          0900 - 1200                            $1,080.00         $1,750.00

Opti 2 Morning                               

Opti 1&2 Afternoon                   1300 - 1630            

Sprite 1 (T, TH only) Morning   0900 - 1200                             $460.00            $590.00

Sprite 2 (W, F only) Morning                            

Intro to C420 Morning               0900 - 1200                            $1,080.00         $1,750.00


Adventure Sailing                      1300 - 1630                            $1,080.00         $1,750.00

Evening Keelboat                      1700 - 2000                             TBD         

C420 Race                                1300 - 1630        4-Week        $1,235.00          $1,855.00

                                                                             8-Week        $1,750.00          $2,575.00

Optimist Race                            1300 - 1630        4-Week        $1,235.00          $1,855.00

                                                                              8-Week        $1,750.00          $2,575.00

Laser Race                                1300 - 1630        4-Week         $1,235.00         $1,855.00

                                                                              8-Week        $1,750.00          $2,575.00

Weekend Jr Safe Powerboat      0900 - 1700       Weekends    $300.00             $450.00



Optimist                                                                 4-Week        $325.00            $425.00

                                                                              8-Week        $550.00            $740.00                                  

IHYC does not charter C420s or Lasers. We recommend contacting the Boat Locker in Bridgeport for full-service charters that can be delivered directly to IHYC. They also have Optimist and Laser race charters available.

For IHYC members interested in a morning tennis class with afternoon sailing, please contact Joel Labuzetta. IHYC is looking into adding this option if there is sufficient member interest.