Youth Boating & Sailing Program
The Olcott Yacht Club’s Junior Sailing program is a summer sailing camp which began in the mid 1940’s and today is still an important part of the Club and community. Over the years we have served many families and children as they enjoyed learning to sail and taking with them lifetime skills and friendships. Our program provides general sailing instruction for both boys and girls ages 7 to 18, non-members and members alike. Our training is done in both Optimist dinghies and Club 420s providing an ample fleet of boats for both beginner sailors and returning veterans. Our advanced
racers are known around the lake to be great competitors and true sportsmen.
Several levels of instruction are taught with an emphasis on safety, fun, sportsmanship, cooperation and competition. The curriculum follows the US Sailing Association format and our instructional staff (many of whom went through the program themselves) are all US Sailing and American Red Cross certified. Classes are kept small with a student/teacher ratio of less than 10:1 and acceptance into the program is on a first come/first serve basis. We are adding kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding this season.
We continue to do our best to provide an instructional experience that is reasonable in cost to each family. In order to be able to provide & maintain all of our boats & equipment used, beyond the income from camp tuition, we rely on generous financial support and fundraising from The Olcott Mantel Club, our past commodores organization which is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. Through their annual fundraiser and tax-deductible donations we continue to keep our program a success.
2019 Sailing Session Dates & Fees:
*** Free Open House: Saturday June 22, 10 am – 1 pm at Olcott Yacht Club
Come meet the staff and get an intro to sailing! Download 2019 YOUTH OPEN HOUSE POSTER for details!
Program Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Session 1: July 8 to July 19 $495
Session 2: July 22 to August 2 $495
Session 3: August 5 to August 16 $495
Weekly Rate: $295
**Register for ANY 2 sessions $900
**Register for full season (3 sessions) $1300
Parent/Guardian an Olcott Yacht Club member? Receive 10% discount
For further information and questions, email or call:
Ethan Sharp – Head Instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-205-3005
Vic Thibault – Fleet Captain: email@example.com or 716-778-7749
Mark Cassidy – Junior Committee Chairman: firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-778-9028
Have Questions? Download our 2019 OYC JUNIOR SAILING PROGRAM Q&A.
To register online click here.