GIG HARBOR JUNIOR SAILING
Youth programs aimed to build confidence, leadership, and self-reliance through sailing.
We provide a safe, fun, and educational environment for youth. Our programs develop local sailors at all skill levels and challenges them to achieve confidence and independence on the water.
Who We Are
GHYC Junior Sail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to providing a safe, fun and educational environment for youth. Our programs develop local sailors at all skill levels and challenge them to achieve confidence and independence on the water.
At our Summer Sail Camps, youth learn basic sailing skills. Programs range from introductory programs that build comfort and confidence, to advanced classes that introduce racing. Camps are available for youth ages six to eighteen.
We support a robust race program throughout the summer, fall, and spring each year. Our sailors compete in c420, Laser, cFJ, and Optimists at a regional and national level. Programs range from entry level to competitive. If your sailor is interested in racing, we have a program for you!
Youth, Adult, and Family and Friends lessons are available on a limited schedule. Private Lessons are a great way to try out the sport, build skills, or share your love of sailing with others.
What is Next?
We are thrilled with our progress and momentum over the last 13 years, and excited for the future.
2022 was an excellent year for our organization, and we have big goals in mind for 2023. We are looking forward to pursuing a waterfront facility to call home, supporting more underserved youth in our scholarship program, and strengthening our program staff and race teams.