WELCOME TO MYC 2020 JUNIOR SAILING SCHOOL
2020 REGISTRATION FORM...download here
2020 WAIVER AND LIABILITY FORM (Required) ....download here
CLASS 2020 Schedule for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
• Schedule Is the same for all three levels
• All classes are Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4pm
• Extended-care option available for parents at no additional cost 8am - 8:30am and 4pm - 4:30pm
Week 1: June 15-19
Week 2: June 22 - 26
Week 3: July 6 - 9
Week 4: July 20 - 24
Week 5: July 27 - 31
Week 6: August 3 - 7
Week 7: August 10 - 14
2020 COURSE FEE (each one week session):
MYC MEMBER: $185 per session/week
NON-MEMBER: $225 per session/week
New Parent Orientation: Thursday, June 11, 6pm in the Boathouse
Annual MYC Sailing School Awards Banquet: Thursday, August 13, 6pm
(For ages 8-18)
Our Beginner Sailing Class is perfect for ages 8-17 years. No experience is necessary. Our goal is to teach students to learn to sail in a fun and safe environment. Students will learn sailing terminology, basic sailing skills and how to be safe on the water. We will emphasize sail trim for each of the points of sail, how to tack and jibe and how to leave and return to the dock. Throw in marks will be used to develop basic navigation skills.
On-the-water time is supplemented with classroom learning and team-building activities on land. For your child’s safety and comfort, they must know how to swim. Children are required to bring their own Personal Flotation Device (Type III PFD) which is always to be worn when on the water and on the MYC docks. It is recommended that students bring a change of clothing, a windbreaker or fleece, sunscreen, water bottle, hat and sunglasses.
Your child should also bring a bag lunch from home or you may purchase lunch at our Boathouse Grill which includes burgers, sandwiches, soft drinks and snacks. Inquire at the Clubhouse front desk if you would like to set up a temporary membership for this purpose.
Sailing platform may include IDEAL 18, BIC and C420
The Intermediate Sailing Class is designed to build on the skills developed in the Beginning Sailing Classes. Emphasis will be placed on the essentials of boat handling. Students will acquire the skills to become both a competent helmsperson and sailing crew (c420 doublehanded sailing platform) and to become completely independent when sailing our singlehanded platform (BIC and Laser Radial). Longer time on the water, greater independence and the ability to sail from point to point will be emphasized.
The fundamentals of racing will be introduced in this session. You need not have attended the Beginner Sailing Class to be eligible for Intermediate Sailing Class. Our instructors will evaluate each student’s sailing skill set and determine the appropriate class for the greatest enjoyment and learning. Students should dress for the weather, as we will sail in all safe weather conditions and wind speeds appropriate for each student’s skill set.
Suggested gear includes a pair of sailing gloves, dinghy boots, thermal clothing (such as Under Armor or fleece), and a waterproof outer layer. Type III PFD is always again mandatory while out on the water or MYC docks. Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a change of clothing are recommended. Like the Beginner Classes, bringing a bag lunch or setting up a temporary account for your child to purchase food at the MYC Boathouse Grill will be required as we will stop for lunch on each day. Opportunities to pair students with MYC members for extended day sailing on larger vessels with their MYC Coach will be explored.
Sailing platform may include Laser, BIC and C420
Advanced Sailing will include an emphasis on racing. Students will be expected to have the general knowledge of rigging, boat handling and racing. Review of the Racing Rules of Sailing, understanding wind shifts, starting techniques, general tactics and strategy will be covered. Additionally, we plan on having Thursday race days with SSYC and MCSC. Students will have the opportunity to broaden their skills and participating in Tuesday night dinghy racing. Students have the chance to also race in 3 regattas which are; Kaszube Cup, Area K Qualifiers, and Milwaukee Bay One Design. These regattas will test the student’s skills, knowledge, and enhance their racing passion. All of these are great ways to grow your passion for the sport of sailing and to make new connections at other local Yacht clubs. A MYC Racing Coach will be available to accompany students for these off-site Regattas for an additional fee.
Student should own their own gear (Type III PFD, spray top, dinghy boots, sailing gloves, water bottle, hat, and sunglasses) and bring or purchase their own lunch for each day’s session.
Sailing platform may include Laser, BIC, and C420.