This class is intended for kids who are beginner to intermediate sailors. The minimum age requirement is 7 as of June 1, 2023. For exception to this contact the SYCSP Head Instructor.
Each day begins with an on shore lesson covering topics such as safety, rigging, boat handling, and knots. Then, weather permitting, students will have the opportunity to sail Club Optimist Prams around the Kalamazoo Harbor to practice what they've learned.
This class is held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday from 9am to 12pm*
* Beginner morning class schedule varies for the weeks when Advanced afternoon students race in WMYSA regattas. During these weeks, classes are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 9am to 12pm. Please refer to the Calendar page.
Toward the end of the season we traditionally hold Fun Week. No new instruction will be taught during this time. Only children who took lessons at some point during the summer can sign up for Fun Week.
Wednesday is race day at SYC. Harbor start for races is 1:00 PM. All sailors are encouraged to participate. Beginners will get instructor approval to race once they are at the proper skill level.
ADVANCED SAILING/ RACE TEAM
The advanced class is intended for kids with advanced sailing abilities. The student must have approval from sailing instructors to participate in this class. The advanced class will also participate in 4 regattas through the summer, organized by the West Michigan Youth Sailing Association.
The class begins with a brief lesson covering specific topics such as tacking, spinnakers, and race skills. Students will sail Club 420's, Optimist Prams, and Lasers.
This class is held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Dinghy Demons is a program intended for kids ages 5 to 7 who are being exposed to sailing for the first time.
This class covers safety and very basic knowledge. An instructor will be on the boat with the students at all times.
This class is held every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 11am.
We have several instructors that are available to teach private lessons in the evening. To inquire about availability please contact the head instructor, email@example.com
Dinghy Demons: $100/week
Beginners Class: $160/week
Advanced Class: $180/week
Saugatuck Yacht Club Sailing Program awards scholarships to several students each summer. To apply, please fill out the form below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
What to Bring:
Life Jacket PFD (you must have your own PFD to participate on water)
Sailing Attire (bathing suit, rash guard, or other appropriate water attire)