Jr. Sailing

February 1, 2017

Dear Sailing Enthusiast,

It is time to register for the Summer 2017 Junior Sailing Program!

Please click on the registration tab above and follow the directions.  You will receive an email confirmation on your enrollment. 

Although registration is done online, payment* must be mailed to the OYC mailing address,          P. O. Box 161, Orient, NY  11957. 

*All non-members must be sponsored by a club member before registration.  If you need a sponsor, please email orientjrsailing@gmail.com and we will arrange one for you.

*Please be advised that due to space constraints, Opti sailors are often asked to double or even triple up on Optis.  A spot in camp is not a guarantee of a private spot on the Opti rack.  We suggest waiting to purchase your own boat until we know our storage availability.  We will help families with pairings so that everyone has a boat at the dock.

As per last year:

1)    The program is open to children who are at least 8 years old as of their first day of the program.  Any child who is new to the program will have to provide proof of age.  A swim test will be administered on the first day.

2)    The enrollment will be for member children first and then non-member children.

3)    There are limited spaces in our program and preference will be given to members and previous participants in our program.  All others will be considered on a first come/first served basis.

4)    You may enroll your child for either a four-week session or an eight-week session.

5)    Classes will be held Monday thru Thursday (Friday for advanced classes), and each class session is 2 ½ hours per day with the exception of the 420 Racing Class.

6)    There are no club owned Optimists.  Each child enrolled in an Opti program must have access to an Optimist, whether it is their own or one that they share/borrow.

7)    The instructors will decide your child’s class assignment based upon last year’s instructor evaluations and class sizes.

Program Schedule:

Member Registration Opens                              February 1, 2017

Kick-off BBQ and Introduction to Instructors     Sunday June 25

First Day of Sailing Program                               Monday June 26

Last Day of Program                                          Thursday August 17

Hodge Podge                                                    Friday August 18

Award Ceremony and Dinner                           Saturday August 19


Tentative Class Schedule:

  • Classes will be Monday thru Thursday from June 26rd to August 17th.
  • The sessions will begin June 26th  (for 4 week or 8 week session) OR July 24th (for 4 week session) only.
  • Instructors will place the children into one of three time slots based on capability: 9:00am – 11:30am, 12:00noon – 2:30pm or 3:00pm – 5:30pm.  Depending on class size, the start time may be altered slightly.
  • Please remember that instructors and the club are only responsible for the junior sailors during class time.  Swimming off the dock before or after class is at your own risk, which is posted at the club, and we encourage parents to pick up their children immediately after class or to stay and supervise play.  Many of our sailors transport themselves to and from camp, but please remember that swimming after class is at your own risk and there are no club lifeguards.  Thank you in advance for keeping this in mind.

If you have any questions please email us at Orientjrsailing@gmail.com

Thank you,

Elizabeth Gordon & Cindy McKinney