Jr. Classes & Registration 2017

Welcome to the 2017 BYC Junior Sailing Program!

Classes are for children ages 6 through 17 (and 18, if the individual turned 18 in 2017).
Membership is NOT required to take sailing classes but current members, grandchildren of current members, and children who have taken classes at BYC previously have priority to register through Thursday, March 30! All others may register starting on Friday, March 31.

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Register for BYC Junior Cruise Here
(Select Participant Group: Junior) 

Program Dates and Key Events

Sat., June 17 ... Meet the New Sailing Director & Parent Info Meeting, 9am
Sat. & Sun., June 17 & 18 ... Pre-Season Clinic (Race and Green Race students only)
Mon., June 19 ... Session 1 begins and runs through June 30
Mon., June 19 ... Kick-Off Dinner - 5:30pm optional dinner, 6:30pm presentations
Mon., July 3 ... Session 2 begins and runs through July 14
Tue., July 4 ... Junior Program Parade Float, 8:30am (no Jr. Sailing classes on this day)
Fri., July 7 new date! ... Jr. Auction Fundraising Dinner (adults only, please)
Mon., July 17 ... Session 3 begins and runs through July 28
Mon., July 17 ... Take It to the Max Dance (6:30 to 8pm for under 12; 8 to 10pm for 12 and older)
Fri., July 21 ... Jr. Cruise (overnight)
Mon., July 31 ... Session 4 begins and runs through Aug. 11
Mon. Aug. 7 ... Pickles Wacky Race
Mon., Aug. 14 ... BYC Jr. Regatta Check In
Tue. & Wed., Aug. 15 & 16 ... BYC Jr. Regatta race days
Thu. Aug. 17 ... Jr. Cups & Flags - 5:30pm optional dinner, 6:30pm awards & slide show

Class Schedule
All morning classes run Monday through Friday.
All afternoon classes run Monday through Thursday.
Lunch will be provided at no extra charge Monday through Thursday to any student who takes both a morning class and an afternoon class during any two-week session.
Sea Monkeys - 8:30-11:30am and/or 12:30-3:30pm
Sea Stars - (a.m. Sea Stars canceled) and/or 12:30-3:30pm
Adventure - 8:30-11:30am and/or 12:30-3:30pm
Opti 1  - 8:30-11:30am and/or 12:30-3:30pm
Opti 2  - 8:30-11:30am and/or 12:30-3:30pm
Opti Green Race - 8:30-11:30am and/or 12:30-4:30pm
Opti Race - 8:30-11:30am and/or 12:30-4:30pm
420-1  - 8:30-11:30am
420-2 - 8:30-11:30am
420 Green Race - 12:30-4:30pm
420 Race - 12:30-4:30pm
Click here for full class information including descriptions, pricing, and pre-requisites

Two-Day Pre-Season Clinic ... $170 per sailor, includes lunches
Two-Week Sessions Fees:
Lunch will be provided at no extra charge Monday through Thursday to any student who takes both a morning class and an afternoon class during any two-week session.
  • Sea Monkeys, Sea Stars, Adventure, Opti 1, Opti 2, 420-1 (mornings only), and 420-2 (mornings only)
    • Session 1: $335 mornings, $265 afternoons
    • Session 2:$301 mornings$231 afternoons (no classes July 4)
    • Session 3:$335 mornings$265 afternoons
    • Session 4: $335 mornings$265 afternoons
  • Opti Green Race, Opti Race, 420 Green Race (afternoons only) and 420 Race (afternoons only)
    • Session 1: $355 mornings; $285 afternoons
    • Session 2: $319 mornings$249 afternoons (no classes July 4)
    • Session 3: $355 mornings$285 afternoons
    • Session 4: $355 mornings$285 afternoons
  1. Sailors may only take Session 4 if they are also taking an earlier session.
  2. A $295 non-member, annual fee also applies per student unless part of a BYC Family membership or grandchild of a current BYC member.
  3. A $100 deposit per class is due upon registration which will apply towards your class fees. The $100 deposit is non-refundable if you cancel your registration.
  4. No refunds will be issued once the first class day arrives.
  5. Payments must be made with check, money order or cash in person or by mail. BYC members may also pay by Plastiq via their online member account.
  6. All payments are due net 30 or prior to start of class - whichever is earlier. Non-payment may result in cancellation of your registration.
  7. Any sailor taking all 8 weeks of classes will receive a 10% discount. (Note that the automated invoice you receive upon registration will not yet reflect the discount - but your monthly statement will show it.)

Rules and Requirements
By June 1, 2017, each sailor must have a current health and immunization record (conducted within the prior 12 months) on file at BYC.
For class, your sailor must have the following:
  1. Personal Flotation Device (a.k.a., PFD or life jacket/vest) - type 3 or better with an attached whistle. PFD must be Coast Guard Approved (look on the inside of the jacket for a code on it starting with 160). Important: Zhik brand PFDs are NOT Coast Guard approved.
  2. Closed-toe water/sailing shoes - no flip flops or sandals as they may catch on a cleat or more easily allow an injury to the foot.
  3. SPF 30+ sunscreen - applied to all sailors each day prior to arriving for class

Click here to view the Parent/Sailor Handbook 2017 which provides all rules, requirements and expectations for sailors and parents. Check back on this page soon!

Race Team Regatta Schedules 

Click here to view the regatta schedule.

Parents of green race and race sailors - you are responsible for registering your child at any regatta in which s/he will compete. Be sure to talk to coaches early to confirm plans. Regattas can and do sell out!

Private Instruction

In order to take a private sailing lesson at BYC, the student must be part of a BYC Family membership, the grandchild of a current BYC member, or enrolled in at least one BYC Jr. Sailing class during the current season. 
$55 per hour, per child for Race Team Coaches
$45 per hour, per child for Sr. Instructors

Click here to request a private lesson.

In order to register:
  • Members must log in to their existing account on the BYC website.
  • Non-members must create an account.
  • Step by step instructions to register may be viewed here.

If you need assistance, please contact the BYC office at

>>Click Here to Register for 2017 Jr. Sailing<<

Remember - existing BYC members, grandchildren of BYC members and children who have taken BYC sailing classes in the past have priority to register through Thursday, March 30All others must wait to register until Friday, March 31.