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WBYC operates an instructional sailing program for sailors age 7 (entering 2nd grade) to age eighteen. Registration for the youth program is available to both members and non-members.

Our summer program typically offers three levels of lessons; Introduction to Sailing; Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Optis; and Introduction and Advanced 420s.

Summer 2024

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GET READY for this season's Junior Sailing Program!

We are so excited for our Junior Sailing Program this summer!  Our program is scheduled to run from June 24th - August 15th.  Korey Charles and Kristina Woods will be sharing the role of head instructor this year. We are excited to introduce a NEW CLASS this summer!  It is called “Intro to Racing." View class descriptions below!


This summer, we are requesting that all sailors commit to at least two weeks of sailing.  We will have 4 sessions.  Please see the link below for session dates and costs. 

Registration and payment will be online again this year. You can also access both by visiting our website. This year, you will notice that your registration costs will include an additional $25/sailor ($50 max) contribution towards our Junior Sailing “Bingo by the Bay” fundraisers.  If you would prefer to donate an item/basket valued at $25+ for each registered sailor, you may certainly do so.  Just unclick the box for the donation upon checkout and plan to bring your donation on your child’s first day of lessons.


Registration is a two-part process, first complete Step 1: Registration Form (button below) to provide necessary participant information. After completing the form, return to this page and go to "Step 2: Payment."

FYI: Boats are provided for the “Learn to Sail”, Hybrid racing class, and 420 sailing classes.  Opti sailors are invited to bring their own Opti to lessons. If you do not own an Opti, please plan to register for the class choice that includes a boat rental. Please know that this rental fee does not mean that your child will use the same boat each day. It simply guarantees access to a boat during lessons.


Finally, please SAVE THE DATES!  

Sunday, June 23rd: “Meet and Greet Ice Cream Social”

Saturday, July 20th: BINGO BY THE BAY fundraiser

Saturday, August 17th: BINGO BY THE BAY fundraiser


Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. 


All our best,

The Youth Committee

meet the instructors

Korey Charles and Kristina Woods will be sharing the role of head instructor for the 2024 WBYC Junior Sailing Program.

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Korey Charles


Kristina Woods


class descriptions

Class Descriptions



  • Children entering 2nd Grade, Ages 7-12

  • This class is for the brand new sailor!

  • Sailors will learn an introduction to the parts of the boat, steering, and how to navigate the points of sail.

  • Sailors wishing to continue after this course should enroll in an Opti or 420 class.

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