Junior Sailing Summer Program

Register here for the 2017 Season!
2017 Quick Guide

The Indian Harbor Junior Yacht Club was founded in 1923 to offer summertime sailing instruction to children ages 8 to 18*. 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.

The Club also offers its Sprite Program for children ages 4 to 7. Children in the Sprite Program get exposed to the water and sail with other Sprites and an instructor aboard the Club's fleet of Ideal 18s.

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.

*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

June 20 1900, Mandatory Parent Information Meeting
June 25 1130, Junior Yacht Club Commissioning & Watersports Day
June 26 Program starts
July 4 No sailing
August 11 1800, Parent/Child Regatta
August 17

Program ends
1800, Awards Banquet


Additional Material

Handbook with Schedule and Pricing
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

For more information

Jr. Sailing Committee Chairman, Talal Debs
Waterfront Director, Joel Labuzetta

  • Classes
    • 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

      Class Time
      Non-Member Cost*

      Opti 1

      0900 - 1200

      $1,750

      Opti 2

      0900 - 1200

      1,750

      Opti 1 & 2

      1300 - 1630

      1,750

      Sprite 1 (Tue/Thu)

      0900 -1200

      590

      Sprite 2 (Wed/Fri)

      0900 - 1200

      590

      Intro to C420

      0900 - 1200

      1,750

      Adventure Sailing

      1300 - 1630

      1,750

      Evening keelboat

      1700 - 2000

      450

      C420 Racing (4 weeks)

      1300 - 1630

      1,855

      C420 Racing (8 weeks)

      1300 - 1630

      2,575

      Opti Racing (4 weeks)

      1300 - 1630

      1,855

      Opti Racing (8 weeks)

      1300 - 1630

      2,575

      Laser Racing (4 weeks)

      1300 - 1630

      1,855

      Laser Racing (8 weeks)

      1300 - 1630

      2,272

      Weekend Jr. Safe Powerboating

      0900 - 1700

      450

      Opti Charters

      4 weeks
      8 weeks

      $425
      750

      IHYC does not provide charter boats. C420s or Lasers. We recommend contacting the Boat Locker in Westport for full-service charters that can be delivered directly to IHYC. Their charter fleet includes Optimist prams, Lasers, Feva XLs and Club 420s.