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Give Junior Sailing a Try!

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Try Junior Sailing!

Join us for our “Give Junior Sail A Try” event at the Waukegan Yacht Club dock on Saturday, July 9th from 11:00am to 2:00pm. – map –

Learning to sail teaches:
Safety, Self-confidence, Responsibility, & Teamwork!

Come see if it’s right for your kids!

*adult guardian must be present to sign waiver & there will be a small fee.

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WYC Junior Sail Alumni Regatta NOR

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WYCYF Junior Sail Alumni Regatta

June 25 – after the Chicago-Waukegan Race

Let’s not call it a “GRUDGE MATCH”… it’s an “Alumni Regatta”. We know you can race the big boats, but do you still have enough skill to win a dinghy race? Mark your territory and bring your “A” game! Bragging rights are on the line and the trash talk had better be cheap!

Divisions will be set based upon participation. The judges can also be BRIBED to create match-ups. So, if you have a score to settle, a disagreement with a past instructor, or a deep seeded need to teach a former class mate the lesson he/she so richly deserved… settle it here, in our harbor, on our water, with our boats.

Unfortunately, you will need to be an Alumni from WYCYF Junior Sail to race – but egging racers on is open to everyone…

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Alumni Regatta Entry Forms

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WYC Junior Sail ALUMNI: Chi-Wauk After Party

Re-Connect with friends from your days with Junior Sail!

Chicago-Waukegan Race After Party & 50th Anniversary WYC Junior Sail Alumni Reunion 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Junior Sail has been around since 1966!

Show your WYCYF Pride and Register at the Brat Stand (it’s back!) to let us know when you arrive.  Come share memories and meet other Junior Sailor Alumni & Instructors who have been part of our program reaching all the way back to 1966!

If you were previously an Instructor, Student, or Board Member, we want to celebrate you and your involvement with our program. Come and help us show the impact Junior Sail has had on the sailing community!

And, if you miss the thrill of dinghy racing, sign up to race in our Alumni Regatta!

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June 17 – Bring-A-Friend Day!

This Friday, June 17, is Bring-A-Friend Day to Junior Sail.
Do you have a friend who might like to join Junior Sail if he or she could try it first?  Invite him or her to join you. Your friend can experience what WYCYF Junior Sail is all about while you show what you’ve learned. We’ll even supply pizza for lunch!
  • The total number of friends is limited, so register now before spots fill up!
  • Fee—$25 for a half day, and $40 for full day. Cash or check, please.
  • Bring-A-Friend Day will take place rain or shine.

If your friend really wants to sail with you after experiencing Friend Day, we can prorate tuition for the remainder of this session. Or, get them all set up to start sailing in Session II, which starts July 5.

This is an opportunity to try WYCYF Junior Sail with your friends

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May 28 – Junior Sail to Clean Up Harborfront before Scoop Regatta

Join us Saturday morning, May 28, to help the Anchorage Yacht Club, Waukegan Yacht Club and Waukegan Sail and Power Squadron clean up the Waukegan Harbor front. This service project takes place before the Scoop the Lake Regatta and Dingy Poker Run, an annual event that this year is raising money for WYCYF Junior Sail. Yay!
 
And, our advanced sailors are invited to participate in the regatta as crew members! Organizers will match you up with boats needing crew. No big-boat experience is necessary.
 
The clean up starts at 10:30 and will last about 1.5 hours. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Please meet at the Waukegan Harbor office, located south of the Waukegan Yacht Club, about 10:15 am. Bring something to drink and wear your Junior Sail shirts. Parents, please stay and help out!

The regatta runs from 12:30 to about 2 pm.

Please let us know if you can attend this event and if you’d like to crew. RSVP to info@juniorsail.org. We’re happy to sign school service forms for students.

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2016 Instructor Staff

WYCYF Junior Sail announces staff for 2016!

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Staff (left to right): Colin Classen(Program Director), Ray Nagro, India Fiocchi, Abby Crombie, Graeme Classen, Learon McGinn(Lead Instructor), Sarah Carney, Nick Carney – (instructors not pictured: James Syme, Joe Sullivan)

The WYCYF Junior Sail Instructor Staff for 2016:

Please congratulate the 2016 staff for WYCYF Junior Sail!

After spending years with the program as both a student and instructor, Learon McGinn will head-up our team this year as Lead Instructor. She returns to us after her first year at Marquette University, where she raced as a member of their sailing team, competing against other Big East Conference schools. She will be completing her US Sailing Level II Small Boat Instructor certification during her time with us this summer.

Sail Instructor:

  • James Syme†
  • Nick Carney†
  • Ray Nagro†
  • Joe Sullivan†

Assistant Instructor:

  • Abby Crombie*

Junior Assistant:

  • Graeme Classen
  • India Fiocchii
  • Sarah Carney

Congratulations to our new team! We look forward to an excellent summer and are thrilled you’ve chosen to be with us this year!

†US Sailing Level One Certified Instructor
*will complete the US Sailing Level I Small Boat Instructor Certification early this season.
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Staff Portal

This is a password protected area for Junior Sail to communicate with our Instructors & Staff.

If you are staff please select the appropriate area in the dropdown menu and have your password ready.

If you lost your password please contact the Program Director.