2022 Annual Auction
Please join us in support of GHYC Junior Sail for our annual Auction Fundraiser. Our community has helped us get over 600 kids on the water in 2022 and award over $11,000 in scholarships for families in need! This year we hope to raise funds for scholarships and purchase c420s to get our young team racing!
You can help! Register to bid during our online auction September 30th - October 7th, attend our in person dinner auction October 7th at 5:30 at Gig Harbor Yacht Club, or make a donation online to support the program!
Welcome to GHYC Junior Sail
We are about fun, friends, adventure and learning life-long skills on the water
GHYC Junior Sail is a non-profit organization created to promote youth sailing through award winning summer camp for kids and teens. Our goal is to provide access to sailing to girls and boys, ages 6 to18 with no sailing experience up to racing level sailors. We build self-esteem, teamwork and a respect for the environment. We run programs in instruction, competitive racing, and community outreach.
Narrows Race Team
Race team trains and competes in 3 different seasons throughout the greater Puget Sound area.
Our Teams include:
- Varsity Race Team
- Junior Varsity Race Team
- Opti Race Team
- High School Teams representing Bellarmine Preparatory School, Charles Wright Academy, Gig Harbor High School
- Summer Opti, Laser, FJ, and c420 Teams
US Sailing 2017 Volunteer of the Year
Joan Storkman is a great representation of our ALL VOLUNTEER BOARD.
Volunteer of the Year Award was created to recognize those outstanding volunteers whose unselfish and dedicated service to community sailing has made a significant difference in their community… The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has gone ‘above and beyond’ through their contributions without receiving any financial compensation.
It is not an exaggeration to say that this program has saved my daughter’s mental health coming out of the COVID pandemic. After a year at home, she was scared to leave the house and re-engage with the world. We nudged her to try sailing camp last summer — the thought of it terrified her, but she managed to do it with a lot of encouragement. It turned out that she loved it, and she has joined the sail racing team. In a world where tweens and teens struggle to find their identities, she has found a community of like-minded kids who are outside the mainstream — while learning a ton about teamwork, physics, and the environment.
When I told my friends I was taking Sailing Camp, they signed up too. We all learned a lot and I appreciate the water and our Harbor even more. Brianna
The skills I’ve learned in sailing have impacted me at home, at school and at my work—especially in how I handle difficult situations. Sailing is not only a sport but a foundation to great values that transfer into all aspects of my life.”. … Dalton