JUNIOR SAILING

 

 ** 2019 registration is OPEN! **

2019 program dates are from July 1st – August 23rd, 2019

 

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Instructors

Bella Murphy  (Limerick, Ireland)     Head Instructor                                               email me
Anna Kelly  (Cork, Ireland)                 Instructor and Race Coach
Lorraine Barry  (Cork, Ireland)          Instructor
Eva O’Keeffe  (Cork, Ireland)              Instructor
Drew Malabre  (Quogue, NY)            Instructor
Madison Rhodes  (Quogue, NY)        Assistant Instructor
Christian Doscas  (Quogue, NY)        Assistant Instructor

Sailing Program Manager

Paola Florez (Quogue, NY)             Enrollment, registration, payments             email me

 

Overview

The Shinnecock Yacht Club Sailing Program provides all levels of instruction to children ages 5 – 18 as well as private lessons for children and adults. Our Junior Sailing Program exists for one purpose; to teach our participants to love to sail. We offer a recreational sailing program and a racing program. Neither is above the other, rather it seeks to address the realization that some sailors prefer to sail without racing while others prefer competition.

The program is open to members and non-members alike and runs from July 1 – August 23, 2019. There will be no classes on July 4th and tuition will be pro-rated for that week. However, there will be no refunds in the rare event that we have to cancel classes due to inclement weather.

Recreational Sailing Programs:

 

Sea Squirt Level (Ages 5 -7): Designed as a friendly and relaxed introduction to water and sailing culture for children 5 to 7 years of age. A fun and safe orientation to water sports and sailing with the intent of preparing children for our Level 1 sailing class. No experience is required, only that they need to be able to swim and float with a life jacket on.
Dates: The one-week Sea Squirt programs are offered from 9am-12pm during the following time periods:

Session 1: July 1- July 5, 2019
Session 2: July 15-July 19, 2019
Session 3: July 29 – August 2, 2019
Session 4: August 12- August 16, 2019

Tuition for Session 1: $240 (members), $280 (non-members) – no classes on 4th of July
Per session tuition for Sessions 2-4: $300 (members), $350 (non-members)

 

Opti Level 1 (Ages 8-15, must be under 120 lb): Geared towards those with no experience in a boat on their own. After completing the session, they will be able to identify the parts of a boat, rig the boat, leave a dock, identify the wind, and handle the basic functions of the boat.

Dates: Level 1 is a 1-week session and will be offered weekly from 9am-12pm. The first weekly session begins on July 1st and the last weekly session begins on August 19th.

Tuition for Session 1: $260 (members), $316 (non-members) – no classes on 4th of July
Per session tuition for Sessions 2-8: $325 (members), $395 (non-members)

 

Opti Level 2 (Ages 8-15, must be under 120 lb): Participants should have basic knowledge of sailboats (ok to be VERY rusty from the previous summer) and they will progress to better boat maneuvering, adjusting/trimming of sails to advanced maneuvers. It is usual for a sailor to enroll in this level twice before mastery of the skills is acquired to move to the next level.

Dates: The 2-week Level 2 sessions are offered for all ages in the mornings (9am-12pm) and afternoons (1:00pm-4:00pm) during the following time periods:

Session 1: July 1- July 12, 2019
Session 2: July 15-July 26, 2019
Session 3: July 29 – August 9, 2019
Session 4: August 12- August 23, 2019

2-week tuition for Session 1: $585 (members), $710 (non-members) – no classes on 4th of July
2-week tuition for Sessions 2-4: $650 (members), $790 (non-members)

Please note: In the past, some of our sailors have also participated in afternoon rehearsals for the Quogue Junior Theater Troupe. We will be able to bring them in a bit earlier but will not be able to issue a refund for shortened sessions due to other commitments.

 

Opti Level 3 (Ages 8-15, must be under 120 lb): More advanced sailing skills and seamanship tailored to an individual’s skill levels. It is usual for a sailor to enroll in this level multiple times before mastery of the skills is acquired.

Dates: The 2-week Level 3 sessions are offered for all ages in the afternoons (1:00pm-4:00pm) during following time periods:

Session 1: July 1- July 12, 2019
Session 2: July 15-July 26, 2019
Session 3: July 29 – August 9, 2019
Session 4: August 12- August 23, 2019

2-week tuition for Session 1: $585 (members), $710 (non-members) – no classes on 4th of July
2-week tuition for Sessions 2-4: $650 (members), $790 (non-members)

Please note: In the past, some of our sailors have also participated in afternoon rehearsals for the Quogue Junior Theater Troupe. We will be able to bring them in a bit earlier but will not be able to issue a refund for shortened sessions due to other commitments.

 

JY 15 Level 2/3 (Ages 12-18, must be above 95 lb): This is a transition program for our Opti sailors who are ready to sail together with another person in a bigger boat. We focus on more advanced sailing skills and seamanship tailored to an individual’s skill levels. It is usual for a sailor to enroll in this level multiple times before mastery of the skills is acquired.

Dates: The 2-week sessions are offered in the afternoons (1:00pm-4:00pm) during following time periods:

Session 1: July 1- July 12, 2019
Session 2: July 15-July 26, 2019
Session 3: July 29 – August 9, 2019
Session 4: August 12- August 23, 2019

2-week tuition for Session 1: $585 (members), $710 (non-members) – no classes on 4th of July
2-week tuition for Sessions 2-4: $650 (members), $790 (non-members)

 

 Racing Programs: 

 

OPTI Racing (Ages 8-15, must be under 120 lbs by summer): The sailor needs to have completed one session of level 3 (or equivalent elsewhere), no prior racing experience is needed. This group will focus on making Sailboat racing one thing: FUN! The coach will be on the lookout for some experienced racers, but we are really looking for those who are new to racing and just want to try it. The coach will be taking them to some exciting regattas and sailors will gain experiences they will remember long into their adult years.

420 Racing (13-18 years old AND over 112 lbs by summer): Same idea as the Opti Team….to have FUN racing sailboats and meeting sailors from all over. We are seeking both those who have raced before AND those who are new to racing. The age/size limit is addressing the principle that these are larger boats that requires more size and strength to safely handle on their own. Opportunities to travel to numerous regattas from Orient Yacht Club to Westhampton Yacht Squadron! One session of Level 3 (or equivalent elsewhere) should be completed before enrolling.

Sunfish/Laser Racing: In the past, we had members of the SYC racing program (who had outgrown the Optis but were not interested in the 420s) participate in the racing team with either a Sunfish or a Laser. Please contact Bella Murphy or Paola Florez if you want to find out how we could accommodate your sailor.

Opti, 420 and Sunfish/Laser Racing programs are 4-week sessions offered in the afternoons (1:00pm-4:30pm) during following time periods:

Session 1: July 1 – July 26, 2019
Session 2: July 29 – August 23, 2019

Tuition per 4-week session: $920 (members), $1,280 (non-members)
Tuition for 8 weeks: $1,640 (members), $2,360 (non-members)

A boat is required for participation. Each sailor must charter a racing boat from SYC or provide their own. Boat charter fees are as follows:
Per 4-week session per sailor: $200
For 8 weeks per sailor: $360

Please note: There are a very limited number of boats for chartering. SYC strongly encourages boat ownership for racing. For example, racing Optis can be easily acquired in the range of $900 to $2000 used or $3500 from the Dinghy Shop (Amityville, NY). Please contact Paola Florez if you need assistance in looking for an Opti for purchase.

 

 Private Lessons: 

 

We offer private lessons for children and adults, minimum of 2 hours per lesson. We typically accommodate private lessons after our program ends, but we might also have some slots available during the day. To schedule a private lesson, either use our online registration system or contact Bella Murphy or Paola Florez . The pricing per session (not per participant!) is as follows:

1-2 participants: 2 hours for $100 (members) and $120 (non-members); 3 hours for $150 (members) and $180 (non-members)
3 participants: 2 hours for $150 (members) and $180 (non-members); 3 hours for $200 (members) and $240 (non-members)
4-5 participants: 2 hours for $200 (members) and $240 (non-members); 3 hours for $300 (members) and $360 (non-members)