If a golf club has a golf pro and a tennis club a tennis pro, why shouldn't a yacht club have a sailing pro? Indian Harbor was among the first clubs to bring aboard a full-time sailing pro to coach adult sailors. Coaching ranges from learn to sail to advanced team racing.
Focus on Sailing
In existence for 25 years, Indian Harbor Yacht Club’s Focus on Sailing program offers adult full and summer members and their families easy access to recreational sailing, sailing instruction, and competitive racing in the club's fleet of Ideal 18 sailboats. Activities are overseen by the Sailing Director and the Focus on Sailing Committee.
More information about the Focus on Sailing program can be found here.
Indian Harbor has a proud tradition of supporting women's sailing. In 1927, Lorna Whittelsey won the first of her five Adam's Trophies. Since that time other women have excelled including Betty Foulk who won the Adams Trophy in 1967 with clubmates Dorothy Preston, Sue Ann Shay and Sue Whitmore. And Carolyn Nye, daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter respectively of Commodores Karin, Richard B. and Richard S. Nye, who was inducted into the Collegiate Sailing Hall of Fame in 2008 for her service to the sport.
More information about women's sailing at Indian Harbor can be found here.