Junior Sailing Program

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Junior Sailing Program: The Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia’s overall goal is to conduct a safe and fun Junior Sailing Program, with the expectation that all participants, parents, and instructors understand that we all are living a “new normal” that is fluid and everchangingWe are developied policies and guidelines as related to the COVID-19 in best practices as announced or recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and/or state or local governments.  With this in mind, we will only be able to accommodate small groups in the interest in keeping everyone safe. At this time, we plan to begin our 1st week of Junior Sailing Camp on July 6th for children, ages 8 through 17. Sailing programs will focus on single-handed, double-handed (those members of the same household or whose parents are allowing them to sail together) and family sailing. 
Sailing Camp, (C 1-7): Seven one week-long sessions run from Monday, July 6thth through Friday, August 21 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM each day along with ½ day afternoon sailing for beginners under 12yrs of age in Optimists.
Race Camp, (R 6&7): Two one week ADVANCED sessions for young sailors looking to sharpen their racing skills, starting Monday, July 20thand ending Friday, July 31st, from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM each day. The ADVANCED sessions are designed to introduce and refine racing concepts and skills in 420s for returning junior sailors and campers with sailing experience.
Junior Sailing Camp Session Schedule:
C 1       Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10
C 2       Monday, July 13 through Friday, 17
C 3       Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24
C 4       Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31
C 5       Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 7
C 6       Monday, August 10 through Friday August 14
C 7       Monday, August 17 through Friday, August 21
Race Camp Session Schedule:
R 6       Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24
R 7       Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31


Full Day Hours: 9 AM - 4PM, Monday through Friday 
Doublehanded sailing 
(Only for members of the same household or whose parents are allowing them to sail together) 

***Please provide a lunch for your child.***

½ day Program Hours: 1 PM – 4 PM, Monday through Friday 
Singlehanded Optimist sailing

A Completed Self-Assesment Health Form is Required at the Start of Each Camp Day

Cost for each week:
Members/ Affiliates:             $475.00           1/2d $237
Non-Members:                      $600.00           1/2d $300


Please click here to see the safety & health guidelines.

Our club Optimists can be sailed either single or double-handed.  The quick response of the “Opti” offers immediate feedback on your sailing technique and is great for honing single-handed sailing skills for junior sailors. “Opti’s” are found all over the world, learn more here:  http://www.optiworld.org/
Flying Scot
Our Flying Scots have been especially rigged for ease of use and have a variable sail plan to allow for comfortable sailing in a wide range of conditions.  Campers have fun learning the positions on the 19-foot boat at a speed that is easy to handle.  They are excellent boats for some of the campers’ favorite activities like "fire drills" and "alligator fishing" that teach boat handling and safety skills within a game format. Click HERE for more information about the Flying Scot.  For more information check out http://www.fssa.com/
Our C420 sailboats are a stable boat chosen by many junior programs and they offer an ideal transition to a performance boat.  They react more quickly than our Flying Scots and can be sailed easily by two or three junior sailors.  While a simple and forgiving boat to operate, they offer our campers a more active and challenging sail.  C420s are raced in junior programs and are the boat we use in our junior and scholastic programs.  Learn more here: http://www.420sailing.org/

We hope you will choose to get involved. If you need any clarification of the material presented here; please contact the Club Office at 610-521-4705 or Director of Junior Sailing Program Mr. R at sailmaster@cycop.com