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Junior Sailing

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Enroll Now for the Summer of 2023! Use the CONTACT form and select 'Jr. Sailing' to get more information. 

Since 1969, the Junior Sailing program at The Nyack Boat Club has trained generations of young people to sail. The program emphasizes not only nautical skills, but also safety, responsibility, and personal achievement, instilling values that extend far beyond sailing. The program welcomes both Nyack Boat Club members and children in the community to participate in two four-week sessions.

Our mission is to support the development of junior sailors ages 8-16 years through recreational sailing and sailboat racing by advancing seamanship, navigation skills, and fostering a lifelong passion for sailing. Many advanced junior sailors have raced in regattas around the region, and some have even gone on to compete at the collegiate level. All of our instructors are USSA-certified and follow strict safety guidelines developed by the club's board, the Junior Sailing Association of Long Island Sound, the U.S. Sailing Association, and the U.S. Optimist Dinghy Association. Junior sailors attending the program sail and race Optimists and 420's. Although club member families may use their own qualified boats, the program provides well-maintained boats for all others.

Program Details for 2023

We offer 2 sessions each summer for sailors 8 to 16 years of age

Session 1 - Monday, June 26 through Friday, July 21 (no session Tuesday, July 4th)

Session 2 - Tuesday, July 25 through Friday, August 18

Sessions run daily from 9am to 4pm

Session fees are $1,800/single $3,000/both (non-member rates). Please see program application package below for more pricing options.


If you have general questions about the program, please contact the program director at

If you have a child who is interested in participating in the program, please contact Linda O'Donnell at

To apply, please complete the application form linked below and submit it to Linda O'Donnell.


Last updated 9:01am on 26 October 2023

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