2020 Course List 2020 Enrollment Form
FORMS AND PAYMENT MUST BE TURNED IN PRIOR TO THE START OF CAMP TO ENSURE YOUR CHILD'S PARTICIPATION
Our Sailing program here in Buffalo grew out of the initiative to share the sport of sailing with the WNY community. We offer lessons to our community because we believe that sailing builds character and resolve. The Buffalo waterfront provides the perfect playground for kids and adults to enjoy sailing. Next summer take advantage of this awesome opportunity and plan to enroll your kids in the Buffalo Yacht Club sailing camp. Conveniently located just of the 190 at exit 9 next to the peace bridge.
BYC Junior Sailing Program
For more info Email: BoatingED@BuffaloYachtClub.org
(Ages 6 – 8 years old):
this course, we teach the basics of rigging, boat handling, and fundamentals of
sailing as well as sportsmanship and water safety all done in Prams coached by
a US Sailing Certified Coach.
(Ages 9 – 14 years old):
our Adventure Sail program, campers sail in Prams, J/22’s & FJ’s. This
program is designed for sailors who love to be on the water and want to sail a
multitude of different sailboats but don’t want to be intensely focused on
racing. Campers in this class will be instructed by a US Sailing Certified
Intro to Racing (Ages
9 – 15 years old):
For Intro to Racing, our campers
sail in FJ’s, expanding on their knowledge and experience and eagerness to
learn racing. This class offers the opportunity to travel to Interclub regattas
and compete with and against other teams. This course is coached by US Sailing
Certified coaches with race team experience.
Race Team (Ages 13
– 17 years old):
Racers sail in FJ’s & 420’s.
These sailors have experience and want to expand their knowledge of racing.
This class offers many opportunities to travel to regattas, Interclub regattas,
and compete with and against some of the best sailors in the Western NY.
Sailors are led by a highly experienced US Sailing Certified race team coach.
Items to bring to Junior Sailing Camp:
- Swimsuit (to be worn under clothes)
- Life jacket
- Water bottle
- Hat and sunglasses
- Extra change of clothes
- Sunscreen (please apply before dropping your child off and send extra to re-apply as needed)
In the event of inclement weather, camp will still take place. Coaches will give lessons inside and oversee sailing-related games.
To encourage young people to have a lifelong involvement in sailing and the sailing community by:
Program Mission statement:
Promoting seamanship, sportsmanship and small boat handling skills from Learn to Sail fundamentals through Competitive Racing opportunities.
Offering a safe, educational and engaging sailing program
Providing an enjoyable experience that promotes camaraderie, strong friendships and an enduring interest in sailing.
Actively involving youth in the sailing traditions of the Buffalo Yacht Club