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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 2023

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

Pre-Season: 6/20 - 6/23

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. We will offer two sessions daily, 1-3pm and 4-6pm. Advance registration is required.

Junior Sailing Pre-Season 2023 Registration

Junior Regattas

Junior Regatta Registration for RYC Sailors
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.

2023 Friday FunDays:

  • Halloween Day
  • USA Day
  • Pirates Day
  • RYC Olympics 
  • Christmas in July
  • 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

2023 Important Junior Sailing Program Dates

JSA Regatta Calendar

Junior Big Boat Orientation

Tuesday, June 13th (Tentative)
Junior Sailing Orientation, 7:00pm

Saturday, June 17th (Tentative)
Junior Sailing Boat Check
Click here to book your appointment.

Monday, June 19th - Friday, June 24th
Junior Sailing Pre-Season, 1-3pm or 4-6pm
Pre-Season Registration (coming soon)

Friday, June 24th
Friday FunDay: Halloween Day

Sunday, June 25th
Junior Program Opening Ceremonies

Monday, June 26th
First Day of Junior Program

Wednesday, June 28th
Captain's Cup
Opti Vespers

Friday, June 30th
Friday FunDay: USA Day

Monday, July 3rd
No Junior Program  

Tuesday, July 4th
No Junior Program 

Wednesday, July 5th
Captain's Cup

Friday, July 7th
Friday FunDay: Pirate Day

Saturday, July 8th 
JSA Opti Area B Qualifier at RYC

Wednesday, July 12th
Captain's Cup
Opti Vespers

Friday, July 14th
Friday FunDay: RYC Olympics

Sunday, July 16th
Parent Child Opti Regatta

Wednesday, July 19th 
Captain's Cup

Friday, July 21st
Friday FunDay: Christmas in July

Wednesday, July 27th
Captain's Cup Awards

Friday, July 28th
Friday FunDay: Pancake Day

Thursday, August 3rd 
Monkey Cup (no Junior Sailing classes)

Friday, August 4th
Friday FunDay: Color Wars

Thursday, August 10th
Island Beach BBQ, 9am-2pm

Friday, August 11th
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

2023 Junior Sailing Contacts

Samantha Labuzetta, Sailing Director

Cathy Breck & Joby Breck, Junior Sailing Chairs

Melissa Chickering, Junior Sailing Co-Chair