junior Sailing Summer Program

Class info in the "Quick Guide" below.

The Indian Harbor Junior Yacht Club was founded in 1923 to offer summertime sailing instruction to children ages 4 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 2018 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.

2018 Important Dates

 April 8 1700, Open House
June 21 1900, Mandatory Parent Information Meeting
June 24 1130, Junior Yacht Club Commissioning & Watersports Day
June 25 First day of Summer sailing
July 4 No sailing
August 10 1800, Parent/Child Regatta
August 16 Thursday - Final day - 1800 Awards Banquet

2018 Class Schedule

Classes are available as one, two, and four-week-long sessions, and meet Monday - Friday in the morning or afternoon. 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.

Class Time
Opti 1 0900 - 1200
Opti 2 0900 - 1200
Sprite 1              0900 - 1200
Sprite 2              0900 - 1200
Intro to Doublehanded              1300 - 1630
Adventure Sailing 1300 - 1630
C420 Racing (8 weeks) 1300 - 1630
Opti Racing (8 weeks) 1300 - 1630
Laser Racing (8 weeks) 1300 - 1630
Feva Racing (8 weeks)  0900 - 1200
Weekend Jr. Safe Powerboating 0900 - 1700

 Opti Charters 2 weeks or
4 weeks 

IHYC does not provide charter race boats. Our Charter Optis are for introductory programs only. We recommend contacting the Boat Locker in Westport for full-service charters that can be delivered directly to IHYC. 

Youth Sailing Coaches

For a complete bio on each coach please CLICK HERE.

Belle Strachan, Head Instructor  

Casilda Flores, Race Coach, Opti/420/Laser

Camila Flores, Race Coach, Opti/420/Laser

Connor Thompson, Instructor

Tory Mileti, Instructor

Additional Material

Parent & Sailor Handbook
Quick Guide
Junior Sailor Equipment List
Junior Sailing Apparel

2018 Newsletters
Coming in July!

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