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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:

Pre-Season: 6/20 - 6/24

Due to our delayed start to the season, 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 Registration: Due by Thursday, June 16th

Pre-Season Sessions: June 20 - 24, 1-3pm and/or 4-6pm

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 Junior Regattas, there will be no Junior Sailing classes on August 3, August 9, or August 10.

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.

2022 Friday FunDays:

  • 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

2022 Important Junior Sailing Program Dates

JSA Regatta Calendar

Wednesday, May18th
Junior Big Boat Orientation, 7:00pm
Call the Front Desk to RSVP, 203-637-1706

Tuesday, June 14th
Junior Sailing Orientation, 7:00pm
Click here to RSVP

Wednesday, June 15th
JI Orientation Dinner, 6:30-7:30pm
Call the Front Desk to RSVP, 203-637-1706

Saturday, June 18th
Junior Sailing Boat Check
Click here to book your appointment.

Monday, June 20th - Friday, June 25th
Junior Sailing Pre-Season, 1-3pm or 4-6pm
Register for Pre-Season

Sunday, June 26th
First Day of Junior Program

Monday, June 27th
First Day of Junior Program

Wednesday, June 29th
Captain's Cup

Friday, July 1st
Friday FunDay: USA Day

Monday, July 4th
No Junior Program 

Wednesday, July 6th
Captain's Cup

Friday, July 8th
Friday FunDay: Pirate Day

Saturday, July 9th
JSA Opti Area B Qualifier at RYC

Wednesday, July 13th
Captain's Cup

Friday, July 15th
Friday FunDay: RYC Olympics

Sunday, July 17th
Parent Child Opti Regatta

Wednesday, July 20th
Captain's Cup
Opti Vespers, 5:30pm

Friday, July 22nd
Friday FunDay: Christmas in July

Sunday, July 24th (tentative)
Parent Child Regatta

Wednesday, July 27th
Captain's Cup Awards at RYC

Friday, July 29th
Friday FunDay: Pancake Day

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

Friday, August 5th
Friday FunDay: Color Wars

Tuesday, August 9th - Wednesday, August 10th
JSA Opti Championship at RYC (no Junior Sailing classes)

Thursday, August 11th
Island Beach BBQ, 9am-2pm

Friday, August 12
Last Day of Junior Program, No PM Junior Sailing classes
Friday FunDay: Junior Captain Harbor Race (AM classes)
Junior Program Awards Banquet

2022 Junior Sailing Contacts

Samantha Labuzetta, Sailing Director

Danyelle LaRosa & Adam LaRosa, Junior Sailing Chairs

Cathy Breck & Joby Breck, Junior Sailing Co-Chairs