OCYC 2021 JUNIOR SAILING PROGRAM

All Day Camp (5 Days - 8 Weeks)

  • All Sailors will attend from 8:45 - 3:15
  • Monday and Wednesday morning will be devoted to instructional lessons specific to the sailor's ability be it Opti, Laser, 420, Sunfish
  • All would eat lunch on the porch at the same time
  • Afternoons would be devoted to racing
  • Tuesday and Thursday mornings would be more recreational with games both on land and on the water. Reinforcement of skills learned in class would take place in a fun way
  • Tuesday and Thursday afternoons would emphasize racing
  • Friday morning would be a competition day. Teams would be established at the beginning of the summer and points would be awarded to the team that wins the days event. Prizes would be awarded at the end of the summer
  • Friday afternoon: Group sail in the J22, Lightning, Fevas, 420s and Sunfish. Parents will be invited to join in for a ride on one of the boats with their child

2 Day Camp Option (8 Weeks)

  • All Sailors will attend from 8:45 - 3:15
  • Sailors would attend Monday and Wednesday only and would participate in lessons in the morning and racing in the afternoon
  • Sailors would be invited to attend MAYRA events on Thursdays. The South Jersey Summer Series (SJSS) is for Junior sailors from MAYRA member and affiliated clubs between the ages of 8 and 18. Events are conducted Thursdays during July and August. Sailors of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. Schedule posted at mayrasailing.org. There will be a fee of $250 required for transportation.
is program requires a solid understanding of Optimist or Sunfish sailing and provides an introduction to racing and race equipment. Sailors must have completed Intro to Optimist  or Sunfish Sailing and be recommended for advancement by the instructor staff.  Coaches will cover all aspects of racing on and off the water.  Sailors must pass the Water Safety Test.  Classes meet for 3 hours, 2 times per week for 8 weeks. Participation in Transitional Green Fleet (TGF) or White Fleet racing is strongly suggested. 12 year olds (Limited rental boats available for additional fee, see registration form) Wed & Fri AM (races Wed & Fri PM)

Minnows

5 day program for 5-7 year olds to introduce them to sailing, the yacht club and the sea. Dates are from July 5-9 from 9 AM until noon. Activities may include:

  • Sailing lesson with adult on a small sailboat
  • Basic wind lessons, rigging, and knot tying
  • Ride on a power boat
  • Visit with the Coastguard and talk about maritime careers
  • Sailor etiquette lesson, pirate themed treasure hunt, crafts
  • Catch fish, crabs, hermit crabs, and who knows what else at Corson’s Inlet Park

All participants must have their own appropriately sized US Coast Guard-approved life jacket 

Fee is $200 per child

Parent, grandparent or guardian must accompany children for boating activities (2 days). Open to children and grandchildren of club members only. Children must be 5 years old by July 5, 2021 to enroll

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