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Balboa Yacht Club provides many opportunities for youth to become involved in sailing. We have an outstanding summer sailing program that is open to members and to the public, a strong high school sailing program, a year round Naples Sabot racing program, and a year round ILCA (Laser), CFJ, C420 and Match Race racing program. We invite you to come join in the fun!
 
For a visual overview our programs, see our
For more information on each level, see our

Winter/Spring Programs 2022


 

CLICK HERE for the Learn to Sail/Race - Winter & Spring Program Flyer

                                                                                                                                     

Learn to Sail - Level 1 Camps

These programs are for complete beginners. No previous experience required. We have two non-Summer Program opportunities for sailors to complete their Learn to Sail Level 1. We have a week long program in the Ski Week and Spring Break. The programs are run in Sabots.

Ski Week Camp REGISTRATION
Spring Break Camp REGISTRATION

                                                                                                                                     

Spring Learn to Race Level 2 - Sabot

We are running a Learn to Race Spring Program. This program is for sailors who have completed Learn to Sail Level 1 and want to complete a Level 2 Learn to Race program. Sessions are on Tuesdays. The program is run in Sabots. After this prorgam sailors should be getting ready for Sabot C3 racing. 

                                                                                                                                     

Spring Learn to Race Level 2 - CFJ

We are running a Learn to Race Spring Program. This program is for sailors who have completed Learn to Sail Level 1 (or equivalent) and want to complete a Level 2 Learn to Race program. Sessions are on Fridays. This program is run in CFJs. After this program sailors should be getting ready for the Doublehanded Development Program. 

                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                          

Sabot C2/C3 Program

We have Winter and Spring training programs running for our Sabot C2/C3s. These programs will run in conjunction with our Race Team (Sabot C1-A). Sessions are on Wednesdays and Fridays and coaching fees for Southern California regattas are included. 

Sabot Winter/Spring Program Flyer

 

 

Winter Program REGISTRATION 

Spring Program REGISTRATION

 
                                                                                                                                          

 

Doublehanded CFJ Program

 

We have Winter and Spring training programs running for our Development doublehanded sailors. These programs will run in conjunction with our Race Team; however, the Development sailors will only participate in CFJs. Sessions will be on Thursdays and Sundays with 1 regatta in April. Sailors have the option to do a full program or a program excluding Thursdays. 

Doublehanded Spring/Winter Program Flyer

 

 

Winter Program REGISTRATION 

Spring Program REGISTRATION

 

                                                                                                                      




Other Helpful Links

SCYYRA Calendar (Southern California Youth Yacht Racing Association)
INSA (International Naples Sabot Association Website)
Club 420
PCISA (Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Association)

 


                                                                                                                                          

Sabot C1-A Program

We have Winter and Spring training programs running for our Sabot C1-A. These programs will run in conjunction with our Development Team (Sabot C2/C3). Sessions will be on Wednesays and Fridays and includes coaching at Southern California regattas. 

Sabot Winter/Spring Program Flyer

 
Winter Program REGISTRATION 
Spring Program REGISTRATION
 
                                                                                                                                          

 

Doublehanded C420/CFJ Program

 

We have Winter and Spring training programs running for our Doublehanded race sailors. These programs will run in conjunction with our Development team; however, the Develpoment sailors will only participlate in CFJs. Sessions will be on Thursdays and Sundays and includes coaching at Southern California regattas. Sailors have the option to do a full program or a program excluding Thursdays. 

Doublehanded Spring/Winter Program Flyer

 

Winter Program REGISTRATION 
Spring Program REGISTRATION
                                                                                                                                          

 

ILCA (Laser) Program

 

We have Winter and Spring training programs running for our ILCA race sailors. This is a new program. You can sail with either a ILCA 4 or ILCA 6 set up. We have an Olympic Radial coach lined up to coach this program. Sessions will be on Tuesdays and include a clinic and Southern California regattas. 

ILCA Spring/Winter Program Flyer

 

Spring Program REGISTRATION
                                                                                                                                          

 

Youth Keel Boat/Match Racing Program

We are very excited to launch our Youth Match Racing Program! One of the long-term goals of this program is to ensure BYC has a strong team at the Governor’s Cup each year.
This program will develop keel boat skills along with advanced Match Racing tactics.
 

Match Racing Spring/Winter Program Flyer

REGISTRATION

 

                                                                                                                      


 

Other Helpful Links

SCYYRA Calendar (Southern California Youth Yacht Racing Association)
INSA (International Naples Sabot Association Website)
Club 420
PCISA (Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Association)

Summer Programs 2022


 

Thank you for your interest in the BYC Junior Summer Sailing Program.

Learn to Sail Summer Program information

2022 SUMMER PROGRAM DATES 

5-weeks Learn to Sail/Race Summer Camp
June 20th-July 22nd Mon-Fri

2-weeks Learn to Sail/Race Summer Camp
August 1st-12th Mon-Fri
Note: For the 2-week Sabot - Learn to Sail - level 1, we have a few charter Sabot avalible. Please email susannah@balboayachtclub.com to enquire

2-week Sea Urchin Summer camps
Camp 1          June 20th- July 1st      Mon-Fri
Camp 2          July 11th - 22nd            Mon-Fri
Camp 3          August 1st- 12th           Mon-Fri

Registration

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Liability/Disciplinary Form(s)
Coming soon....

 



Thank you for your interest in the BYC Junior Summer Sailing Program

5-weeks Development team Summer Camp
June 20th-July 22nd Mon-Fri

Summer Prorgam Information
Registration
This Summer the BYC Race Team has a program designed specifically around building up to their pinnacle events. We will have specialist coaches working with the sailors to give them the skills they need to preform to their potential at this summer’s pinnacle event.
 
The program will follow on from the base work the team will have done through the spring. The program will include on water practice, fitness, boat prep etc. Sailors should enter their pinnacle event feeling no stone was left unturned.
 
To view the full calendar please click here
 

Fall Programs 2022

September-November 2022
More information coming soon!
 

Other

Throughout the year, Balboa Yacht Club Juniors travel to regattas up and down the West Coast and nationally. Youth sailors compete in US Sailing and Southern California Youth Yacht Racing Association (SCYYRA) sanctioned events.
 

  • Newport Harbor For a complete list of all the summer program racing in the bay, go to the Balboa Bay Fleet website.
  • SCYYRA (Southern California Youth Yacht Racing)

    Southern California Youth Yacht Racing Association Balboa Yacht Club Junior Sailors are very involved with sailing US Sailing, SCYYRA and PCISA events throughout the year. Sailors attend multiple class events such as the Perry Series in C420s, the Shadden Series in CFJs, and the North and Dick Sweet series in Naples Sabots.. Youth sailors from Balboa Yacht Club have an extremely active sailing calendar and attend events almost every weekend throughout the year.

Helpful Links with Calendars & Race Information

US Sailing
Southern California Youth Yacht Racing Association
Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Association
International Naples Sabot Association
Club 420 Class Association
CFJ Class Association
United States Optimist Dinghy Association
A KID'S GUIDE TO SAILING BOATS

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