-We offer private sailing lessons, taught in a Colgate 26 or your own sail boat.
$80/1hr class ($110 non-member) – up to 3 persons
Contact: 207-326-8844 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Sailing Weekly Schedule
Novice: Ages 7-9 M/W/F 9:30-11:30AM
Apprentice: Ages 8-11 M/T/Th/F 9:30AM-12:00PM
Helmsman: Ages 11-13 M/T/TH 1pm–4pm W 11:30am–4pm (Day Sail)
Navigator: Ages 14-18 M/T/TH 1pm–4pm W 11:30am–4pm (Day Sail)
Junior Program Dates
June 20: Program Start
August 19: Program End
7-9 years of age
Designed for children just beginning to sail and spend time on the water. This class meets two mornings (possibility of a third mid summer) a week and will include nautical games, hands on outdoor class lessons and time on-the-water in powerboats and rowboats.
8-11 years of age
For children who may or may not have a summer of previous class time. This class is on-the-water in Turnabouts, Optis, powerboats, larger sailboats, our Castine Class sailboat and rowboats. The class meets four mornings a week and will focus on basic boating skills as well as the finer art of sail trim, knots and dead-reckoning navigation.
11-13 years of age
The Helmsman class is held three afternoons a week mostly in Optimists “Optis.” This single handed sprit rigged dinghy is a wonderful teacher as well as a tutor in humility. ‘If one can sail an Optimist well, one can sail any boat he/she steps aboard.’ In addition to the Opti, students are on-the-water in our Castine Class sailboat, powerboats, rowboats and larger sailboats. Class time will concentrate on advanced rigging and line techniques, charting, general nautical awareness and the Racing Rules of Sailing. We will introduce racing. In addition to the three afternoon classes, the Helmsman level participates in a Wednesday picnic cruise.
14-18 years of age
Older sailors will have the opportunity to participate in 420’s, Colgates or Mercuries for lessons in short course racing, general navigation and team racing as well as classroom discussions. The class meets each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in the afternoons. On Wednesday, the class will participate in the picnic cruise. Inter-club regattas in 420’s will be held several times throughout the summer.
Each week, CYC offers regularly scheduled racing open to the community in the Mercury and Colgate fleets. A set schedule of Castine Class races is also available.
Castine Class Schedule – first gun at 1355 unless otherwise noted. Competitors meeting 1305.
- Mon, July 4 (Robinson Cup)
- Sat, July 9
- Sat, July 16
- Sat, July 23
- Sat, July 30
- Sun, Aug 7
- Sat, Aug 13 (Eaton Cup and Lobster Stew Dinner)
- Sun, Aug 21
- Sat, Aug 27 (Labor Day Race)