WYCYF Junior Sail

The WYCYF’s Junior Sail Program introduces kids ages 8 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, Monday thru Friday, in either June or July sessions. Our instructors are US Sailing certified Level I Small Boat Instructors.

The program sails from the Waukegan Yacht Club in Waukegan Harbor on Lake Michigan. For advanced sailors, race coaching is offered with an opportunity to compete in area regattas with other junior programs.

Safety is a priority in this program –  a swim test is required for each student on the first day of class. Life jackets and shoes are worn at all times. Safety boats accompany students on the water anytime the boats leave the dock.

Our fleet consists of Vanguard Prams, Optimists, & Club 420s.