WYCYF Junior Sail
WYCYF Junior Sail introduces kids ages 5 to 17 to the exciting world of sailing. Sailing is a lifetime learning experience that is environmentally friendly, as well as being physically and mentally challenging. Classes are half-day or full-day, mornings and/or afternoons, Monday thru Friday. Our weekly sessions start in June and run into August. All instructors are US Sailing certified Level I Small Boat Instructors.
The program sails from the Waukegan Yacht Club in Waukegan Harbor on Lake Michigan. We also participate in local regattas with other junior programs.
Safety is a priority in this program – we give each student a swim test to on the first day of class to assess the comfort level in the water. Life jackets and shoes are worn at all times. Safety boats and instructors accompany students on the water anytime the boats leave the dock.
Our fleet consists of Vanguard Prams, Optis, & Club 420s.