Sail Camp

Sail camp is a fun place to learn new skills.

Sail camp is the perfect way to practice safety and respect in and around boats and the aquatic environment, all while having great FUN. This lifelong sport develops motor skills while building self-confidence and encouraging teamwork. GHYC Junior Sail offers both full day Summer Camps, and After-School Sailing programs. We teach the basics to beginning sailors and build on prior experience as they advance through the program. Open to all children ages 6 to 18.

Scholarships are available for participation in GHYC Junior Sail and TYC Junior Sail for camp and race team programs for families who demonstrate financial need. See our Scholarship Application for details. A print version is available here

Each session is taught by US Sailing certified instructors

Summer Camp

Jellyfish – Age 6-8 years old

All Jellyfish classes will be held at the Wollochet Bay Outstation – TYC Junior Sail  location for 2022.

Sailors will be in close proximity with others while sailing and families should consider if they are comfortable with this before enrolling.

Living in the Northwest we are surrounded by water. It is important that kids learn to enjoy this environment and to be safe. The program is a mix of land-based activities and boating activities. We focus on:

  • Enjoying being around the water
  • Learning basic water safety skills.
  • Using games to learn and have a lot of FUN!.
  • How wind and sails work together to make a boat move through the water.
  • Basic knot tying
  • The vocabulary of sailing

Monday – Friday 9:30AM – 12:30PM or 1PM – 4PM $225

Each Session is 3 hrs per day – Please check the location of your class

Youth – Age 8-12 years old and up to 115 lbs and 5ft tall.

2022 Youth Summer Camp classes will be held at two locations, West Shore Marina – GHYC Junior Sail and Wollochet Bay Outstation – TYC Junior Sail. Please check the location of your class carefully.

This camp is specially designed for youth ages 8-12. We focus on having fun, learning and developing great friendships. Camp is for those with basic to no boating or sailing experience. The goal is to help campers become competent with sailing skills. We focus on:

  • Learning while having lots of FUN!
  • Developing basic water safety skills
  • Being able to tack, gibe, steer, and trim
  • Knot tying
  • Learning unique sailing vocabulary
  • Sail independently in Cubes and O’pen Skiffs

Campers must be comfortable with swimming in salt water while wearing a life jacket.

Monday-Friday 9:30-4:00 $445 per week

Summer Sail Camp is operated in partnership with TYC Junior Sail. Please be sure to check the location of your class.

Intermediate Opti – Age 8-12 and under 105 lbs.

All Opti Intermediate classes for 2022 will be hosted at West Shore Marina – GHYC Junior Sail

This camp is designed for sailors who have successfully completed Youth or Teen camp, and who have been recommended by their instructors to advance to an Intermediate level. The purpose of these camps is to provide advanced sailing skills including:

  • Advanced sail trim and steering
  • Sailing upwind
  • Right of way rules
  • Rules of racing
  • Rounding marks
  • Teamwork and cooperation

From this level, individuals may be invited to join the Opti Green Fleet Race Team.
If you are not sure if your child qualified for Intermediate Camp, please email us @ info@ghycjuniorsail.org.

Full Day: Monday – Friday 9:30-4:00 $445 per week

Half Day: Monday – Friday 1:00 – 4:00 $225 per week

Teen – Age 12-18 and over 115 lbs and 5ft tall.

2022 Teen Summer Camp classes will be held at two locations, West Shore Marina – GHYC Junior Sail and Wollochet Bay Outstation – TYC Junior Sail. Please check the location of your class carefully.

Teen double handed fj sailingParticipants are encouraged to sign up with a partner for this camp. Sailors will be in close proximity with a partner throughout the day, and families should consider if they are comfortable with this before enrolling.

This camp is specially designed for teens ages 12-18. We focus on having fun, learning and developing great friendships. Camp is for those with basic to no boating or sailing experience. The goal is to help campers become competent with sailing skills. We focus on:

  • Learning while having lots of FUN!
  • Developing basic water safety skills
  • Being able to tack, gibe, steer, and trim
  • Knot tying
  • Learning unique sailing vocabulary
  • Sail in FJs or 420 sailboat

Campers must be comfortable with swimming in salt water while wearing a life jacket.

Monday – Friday 9:30-4:00 $445 per week

Intermediate Teen – Age 12-18 and over 115 lbs.

2022 Teen Intermediate Summer Camp classes will be held at two locations, West Shore Marina – GHYC Junior Sail and Wollochet Bay Outstation – TYC Junior Sail. Please check the location of your class carefully.

This camp is designed for campers who have successfully completed Youth or Teen camp, and who have been recommended by their instructors to advance to an Intermediate level. The purpose of these camps is to provide advanced sailing skills including:

  • Advanced sail trim and steering
  • Sailing upwind
  • Right of way rules
  • Rules of racing
  • Rounding marks
  • Teamwork and cooperation

From this level, individuals may be invited to join the Narrows Race Team.
If you are not sure if your child qualified for Intermediate Camp, please email us @ info@ghycjuniorsail.org.

Monday – Friday 9:30-4:00 $445 per week

Summer Sail Camp is operated in partnership with TYC Junior Sail. Please be sure to check the location of your class.
Scholarships are available for participation in GHYC and TYC Junior Sail Camp, and Narrows Race Team programs for families who demonstrate financial need.
Check here for updates about our COVID-19 Response Plan
Private Lessons offer focused instruction to meet your sailing goals.
Summer Sail Camp is operated in partnership with TYC Junior Sail. Please be sure to check the location of your class.
Scholarships are available for participation in GHYC and TYC Junior Sail Camp, and Narrows Race Team programs for families who demonstrate financial need.
Check here for updates about our COVID-19 Response Plan
Private Lessons offer focused instruction to meet your sailing goals.

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