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Riverside Yacht Club Junior Sailing

Junior Sailing

Welcome to the RYC Junior Sailing Program!  This summer we will continue to offer a varied and fun-filled program designed to encourage all sailors (both members and non-members) to improve their skills on the water. Please follow the links below for detailed information about our program:

Junior Big Boat 2024

Junior Big Boat sailors and parents please click here to access the 2023 Junior Big Boat webpage. We are looking forward to a great season. 

Pre-Season: 6/17 - 6/21

We will be offering pre-season classes to kick off our Junior Sailing program this year. Pre-season classes are optional and included in your program fees. Advance registration is required.

Junior Sailing Pre-Season 2024 Registration coming soon.

Junior Regattas

Junior Regatta Registration for RYC Sailors Coming Soon
JSA Regatta Calendar
JSA Roster Registration / Waiver

Registration for RYC sailors competing in JSA regattas is completed online through RYC. The link to regatta registration is posted above. Regatta Registration fees will be billed to your account. If you need to cancel a regatta registration please contact us as soon as possible. Projected fees for regatta fees are listed with each event, as exact fees are posted by event hosts we will update the online system accordingly. 

To participate in any JSA regatta your child(ren)'s JSA roster registration must also be completed. JSA roster registration must be updated / renewed annually.

Note: Due to RYC hosting the Monkey Cup Regatta, there will be no Junior Sailing classes on August 3rd.

Friday FunDays

All Junior Sailing classes participate in Friday FunDays. Morning classes will have themed dress-up days. Please send your junior sailors to program in costumes that allow them to run, play, and sail, please don't forget to bring your PFD as well. For our afternoon classes, we will also be celebrating FunDays, though dressing up is optional.

Friday FunDays and themes are listed below and posted on the Junior Sailing calendar.

Friday FunDays:

  • Halloween Day
  • USA Day
  • Pirates Day
  • RYC Olympics 
  • Pancake Day (no dress-up theme)
  • RYC Color Wars (Teams colors will be assigned, please coordinate team attire as a group)
  • Junior Captain Harbor Race (AM classes only, no dress-up theme)

General Junior Sailing Resources

2024 Important Junior Sailing Program Dates

JSA Regatta Calendar

Junior Sailing Information Night

Junior Big Boat Orientation

Tuesday, June 11th 
Junior Sailing Orientation

Junior Sailing Boat Check
Click here to book your appointment.

Monday, June 17th - Friday, June 21st
Junior Sailing Pre-Season
Pre-Season Registration (coming soon)

Sunday, June 23rd
Junior Program Opening Ceremonies

Monday, June 24th
First Day of Junior Program

Wednesday, June 26th
Captain's Cup
Opti Vespers

Friday, June 28th
Friday FunDay: Halloween Day

Wednesday, July 3rd
Friday FunDay: USA Day
Captain's Cup

Thursday, July 4th
No Junior Program 

Friday, July 5th
No Junior Program 

Wednesday, July 10th
RYC Powder Puff Girls Regatta

Friday, July 12th
Friday FunDay: Pirate Day

Sunday, July 14th
JSA Opti Area B Qualifier at RYC

Wednesday, July 17th
Captain's Cup

Friday, July 19th
Friday FunDay: Pancake Day

Sunday, July 21st
Parent Child Opti Regatta

Wednesday, July 24th
Captain's Cup
Opti Vespers

Friday, July 26th
Friday FunDay: RYC Olympics

Wednesday, July 31st
Captain's Cup 

Thursday, August 1st
Monkey Cup (no Junior Sailing classes)

Friday, August 2nd
Friday FunDay: Color Wars

Thursday, August 8th
Island Beach BBQ, 9am-2pm

Friday, August 9th
Last Day of Junior Program, No PM Junior Sailing classes
Friday FunDay: Junior Captain Harbor Race (AM classes)
Junior Officer Elections
Junior Program Awards Banquet

2024 Junior Sailing Contacts

Samantha Labuzetta, Sailing Director

Melissa Chickering, Junior Sailing Chair

John & Adie Edenbach, Junior Sailing Co-Chairs