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2024 Junior Sailing Registration Process and Program Information
Morning Classes:  9:15am until 12:30pm  ~  Afternoon Classes: 1:00pm until 4:30pm


All courses begin June 17, 2024 and end August 9, 2024 except the Minnows and Seas Programs, whose dates are listed below.

The following is a tentative schedule for the Junior Sailing Program. It is subject to change depending on enrollment.

For the 2024 season we are offering…….

Sea Squirts for our youngest new sailors Children who are 8-10 years old by June 17, 2024 and have never sailed previously should enroll in Sea Squirts. Sea Squirts is an 8-week program. (Minnows is a one-week program for 5–7-year-olds).

We are offering Intermediate Opti, Opti Racing, Laser, and 420, as usual. (Intermediate Opti is similar to White Fleet in 2023, and Opti Racing is similar to the 2023 Red Fleet). In addition, we are offering Sunfish and Bay Explorers. As explained on the course descriptions webpage, Bay Explorers is offered in two forms:

~ Bay Explorers twice a week for Laser, 420, and Opti Racers to have additional time on the water, race, and try other boats. This course is open to sailors who have completed Intermediate Opti (White Fleet of 2023)

~ Bay Explorers four times a week for Laser, Opti Racers, and 420 sailors who do not wish to race at regattas. This course is open to sailors who have completed Intermediate Opti (White Fleet of 2023).


The Jr. Sailing Program will be closed on Thursdays during the 8-week program except for the first Thursday, June 19 th , which will be a day of cruising about the bay. Each class, including Sea Squirts, meets four sessions per week (each session is a morning or afternoon). The all-day program is no longer offered.

We continue to try to streamline our transportation to regattas. We hope to purchase an OCYC van to tow boats and build out our large trailer to hold more boats. Parents are asked to take turns helping to tow boats as well. Thus, we are charging a reduced transportation fee for loading boats and transporting them. If you transport your own boat, there is no transportation fee.


Registration forms and payments must be completed online at under the Jr. Sailing tab.  We cannot place any child in a sailing class until payment is received.  

Steps for a complete Registration:

Step One: 
  • Review the available courses, calendar and fee structure. Note if you require Club Dues as appropriate for membership category.
  • Read General Release Form / Authorization for Medical Treatment (you will be asked to acknowledge during registration).
  • Review the Sailors' & Parents' Code of Conduct (you will be asked to acknowledge during registration).
  • Review Photo / Social Media Release (you will be asked to acknowledge during registration).
  • Review Policies and Guidelines (you will be asked to acknowledge during registration process).
Step Two:  Ready for Registration! (available March 1, 2024)

Once your registration has been submitted please look for a confirmation email which will include a link for the new 2024 Sailor Emergency Contact Information.

Register HERE for Minnows - Session 1

Register HERE for Minnows - Session 2

Register HERE for Seas Program


JR Sailing Director, Bailey Hurst
Co-Sailing Director, MAYRA Vice Commodore, Brian Huntsman

JR Sailing Chair, Past Commodore K
ate Doms
Rear Commodore, Debbie Stedman

First Day of Class JUNE 17, 2024
Last Day of Class AUGUST 9, 2024
JR Sailing End of Summer Celebration AUGUST 12, 2024

    Class Types
    In 2024, the class offerings will include both bay adventures (non-competitive sailing) and a regatta racing team.  Children can be part of both offerings.

    Boat Ownership & Rentals
    Whether you have a new or used boat, owning a boat can elevate your child’s experience, but is not required.  Rental from the OCYC fleet is available as long as there is inventory; cost depends on  the boat rented.   Rental boats may be used for away regattas, as long as an OCYC coach is attending the regatta. Rental boats are  typically allowed for only two years in a single boat class. 

    Scholarships are available through the Ocean City Yacht Club Foundation at

    Scholarships may be offered to persons 5 to 18 years of age for membership, sailing lessons and/or equipment at the Ocean City Yacht Club or another sailing organization or institution.

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