junior Sailing Summer Program 

Priority registration for Summer 2019 opens for IHYC Members on February 10 and for the general public on March 1, 2019.

The Indian Harbor Junior Yacht Club was founded in 1923 to offer summertime sailing instruction to children ages 5 to 17. Since inception, the program has been open to member and non-member children of all abilities. Today, the program offers instruction and fun water-based activities to both racers and non-racers.

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 2019 we will have an outstanding group of extremely capable and experienced sailing instructors.

*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. The registration fee is included in all class registrations, no additional fees apply.

2019 Important Dates

February 10 - TBC 1700, Winter Open House
June 20 1900, Mandatory Parent Information Meeting
June 23 1130, Junior Yacht Club Commissioning & Watersports
Day
June 24 First day of Summer sailing
July 4 No sailing
July 19 1800 Mid-Summer Awards for all completed programs
August 9 1800, Parent/Child Regatta
August 16 Final Program day - 1800 Awards Banquet


2019 Class Schedule

Classes are available as one, two, and four-week-long sessions, and meet Monday - Friday. New in 2019, Full Day programming is available. Our Race Teams meet for the full eight-week summer. IHYC maintains small class sizes with a focus on individualized attention, written feedback for all sailors, and the use of proven curriculums.


 2019 Class Schedule and Times
    Week 1  Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
Program Daily Times  June 24 - 28 July 1 - 5 July 8 - 12  July 15 - 19  July 22 - 26  July 29 - August 2  August 5 - 9  August 12 - 16
AM Sprites 0900 - 1200   Session 1  No Sprites Session 3   Session 4  Session 5  Session 6  Session 7  Session 8
PM Sprites 1300 - 1600  Session 1  No Sprites  Session 3  Session 4  Session 5  Session 6  Session 7  Session 8
Opti 1 0900 - 1600  Session 1  Session 2  Session 3  Session 4
Opti 2 0900 - 1600  Session 1  Session 2
Adventure 1 0900 - 1200  Session 1  Session 2  Session 3  Session 4
Adventure 2 1300 - 1600  Session 1  Session 2  Session 3  Session 4
Race Team 0900 - 1600 Full Season June 24 - August 16

IHYC does not provide charter race boats. Intro programs include charter boats. We recommend contacting the Boat Locker in Westport for full-service charters that can be delivered directly to IHYC. 

2019 Sailing Coaches 

We have an amazing line up of eight coaches for our 2019 Season. As coach bios become available they will be updated here. 


Casilda Flores, Race Coach, Opti/420/Laser


Camila Flores, Race Coach, Opti/420/Laser


Connor Thompson, Instructor


Tory Mileti, Instructor


Additional Material

Junior Sailor Equipment List
Junior Sailing Apparel

For Visiting Coaches

Emergency Procedure
Waiver if Operating IHYC Powerboats

Important Other Links

Junior Sailing Association of Long Island Sound
JSA Calendar
Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound
US Sailing