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 the time 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 and TYC Junior Sail Camp programs for families who demonstrate financial need. See our Scholarship Application for details.

Each session is taught by US Sailing certified instructor

Thanks for a great 2021 season. Registration and schedules will be published for Summer 2022 in January. Please sign up for our 2022 Interest List if you would like to be notified when registration opens.
Limited lesson hours are available for Fall 2021

 

Check here for updates about our COVID-19 Response Plan
Private Lessons offer focused instruction to meet your sailing goals.

Summer Camp 2022

Age 6-7 years old

sailing camp with Guppies

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 1PM – 4PM $220

Each Session is 3 hrs per day – Please check the location of your class
Sign up for the 2022 interest list here 

Age 8-11 years old and up to 115 lbs.

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

This camp is specially designed for 8-11 year old kids. 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 Opti’s and Bic’s

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.

Sign up for the 2022 interest list here 

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

All Opti Intermediate classes for 2021 will be hosted by GHYC Junior Sail at West Shore Marina

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 Opti Green 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

Sign up for the 2022 interest list here 

Teen – Age 12-18 and over 115 lbs.

2022 Teen Summer Camp classes will be held at two locations, GHYC Junior Sail at West Shore Marina and TYC Junior Sail at the Wollochet Bay Outstation. 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 12-18 year old kids. 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

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

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

Sign up for the 2022 interest list here 

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

Our partner program, TYC Junior Sail, will host all Teen classes for Summer 2021 at the TYC Wollochet Bay Outstation

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. For Summer 2021, all instruction will take place in Lasers (single-person boats). 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

Sign up for the 2022 interest list here 
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.

Spring After School Camp 2022

Age 8-11 years old and up to 115 lbs.

2022 Youth Spring Camp class information will be published in January 2022. 

Sail camp sailor learns to drive her boat

This camp is specially designed for 8-11 year old kids. 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 Opti’s and Bic’s

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

$400 per session – Includes 10 three hour lessons two days per week from 4PM-7PM

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

Sign up for the 2022 interest list here 

Ages 11-14 years old and over 100 lbs

2022 Middle School Sailing programming will be announced in January 2022. 

Middle School Sailing is specially designed for 11-14 year old kids. In our Middle School Sailing program, kids will sail Open Bics which are an excellent beginner boat for those that have outgrown the Opti. 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

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

$400 per session – Includes 10 three hour lessons two days per week from 4PM-7PM

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

Sign up for the 2022 interest list here 
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.