Junior Program Overview/ Frequently Asked Questions
The 2016 Summer Junior Program will run from Monday, June 13th through Friday, August 19th, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Membership signup will begin in early February. The Junior Program is open to ANY child who is between the ages of 10 – 18 and can swim 75 yards independently. Youth membership fee is on a sliding scale between $1-$300. To apply for a scholarship, please fill out our application form online (available once we open for membership sales in early 2016).
The Junior Program has two main components: classes and open sailing. Classes are typically five-day classes that are geared toward varying levels of sailing experience. The majority of our classes are three hours long, although some are shorter, and classes start at different times throughout the day. Junior members can sign up for classes, and as they pass classes they can sign up for the next level class as they wish.
When students are not in a class, they are free to participate in open sailing. All junior members have membership cards that keep track of their “ratings”, which tell our instructors what boats they have demonstrated skills in and in what conditions. If they do not yet have the rating to go out sailing on their own they can sign up to go out for informal instruction, and they will then go out with another junior sailor who is more experienced than them.
A re-usable water bottle
Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
A lock to lock up their belongings with using one of our day lockers
Their membership card and $2 to buy a replacement card