Welcome,

 

Our team here at MBYC has been relentlessly planning and preparing to offer a modified sailing program that is both safe and fun for the kids. As we all know, this year's Summer Camp experience will be different, but we are excited to get on the water and make the best of what is possible. We are optimistically planning to start on our original start date of June 15th with a two week go/no-go decision pending on that and all following sessions. Please read class descriptions and especially the class dates and times below carefully. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

2020 Summer Sailing Courses and Descriptions

Little Puffs

The Little Puffs class is a course designed to teach kids 6 to 8 years old how to sail a small boat. In this class the students will be sailing a boat called a Sabot, which is an 8 foot dinghy, around Mission Bay. The class teaches the fundamentals of sailing, including parts and terminology, how to trim sails, and driving the boat. Often times the students will double up in a boat in order to feel comfortable and ease the responsibility aspect of sailing. This is a great class for first time sailors and students that are interested in racing at a young age. Cost is $450 per session.

 

Classes run Monday - Friday 8:45am to 11:45pm.

 

All participants MUST use the provided club boats.

 

Class Dates:

  • Session 1 6/15 - 6/26 - SOLD OUT

  • Session 2 6/29 - 7/10

  • Session 3 7/13 - 7/24

  • Session 4 7/27 - 8/7

Beginning Sabots

The Beginning Sabots class is a course designed for kids that are between the ages of 8 - 12 and are first time or former summer sailors. This class is focused in fun and learning and is intended to introduce the kids to racing at the end of the course. Cost is $450 per session.

 

Classes run Monday - Friday, with TWO different class times:

  • Beg Sabot RED - 9:00am to 12:00pm

  • Beg Sabot YELLOW - 9:15am to 12:15pm

 

All participants MUST use the provided club boats.

 

Class Dates:

  • Session 1 6/15 - 6/26 - YELLOW  & RED SOLD OUT

  • Session 2 6/29 - 7/10

  • Session 3 7/13 - 7/24

  • Session 4 7/27 - 8/7

Beginning Sabot Racing

The Beginning Sabot Racing course is designed for students that have sailed and feel comfortable in a Sabot. They will learn how to sail around a course and learn about how to tack and jibe correctly, as well as learn more about the wind and how it shifts. This is a great course for all kids that have an interest in racing and becoming an official
Mission Bay Yacht Club Team Member. All classes cost $450 per session.

 

Classes run Monday - Friday, 12:45pm to 3:30pm.

 

Prerequisite: Completion of the Beginning Sabot Class or equivalent.

 

All participants MUST use provided club boats .

 

Class Dates:

  • Session 1 6/15 - 6/26

  • Session 2 6/29 - 7/10

  • Session 3 7/13 - 7/24

  • Session 4 7/27 - 8/7

 

Adventure Sailing

The Adventure Sailing Class is designed for those sailors who love the water but may not be as interested in competitive racing. The O'Pen Skiff is the boat used in this class. The recommended age for this class is 9 to 14. Students will explore all aspects of good seamanship: sailing, knot tying, navigation and the local marine ecosystems and environment. Classes will fill up quickly so make sure to register early! All classes cost $450 per session.

 

Classes run Monday - Friday, 12:00pm to 3:15pm.

 

Prerequisite: Completion of the Beginning Sabot Class or equivalent.

 

Class Dates:

  • Session 1 6/15 - 6/26

  • Session 2 6/29 - 7/10

  • Session 3 7/13 - 7/24

  • Session 4 7/27 - 8/7

Sabot Race Team

This is our most advanced Sabot class. The class is designed to get sailors ready for all of the major events throughout the summer. Sailors will be put to the test with rigorous on the water drills, classroom discussions, and informative land drills. There will be 3 Sabot Modules offered, each with different start/finish times. Cost is $600 per session.

 

Classes run Monday - Friday, with THREE different start/finish times:

  • C3 Racing - 11:00am to 4pm

  • C1/C2 Racing - 11:15am to 4:15pm

  • A/B Racing - 10:15am to 3:15pm

 

Class Dates:

  • Session 1 6/15 - 6/26 

  • Session 2 6/29 - 7/10

  • Session 3 7/13 - 7/31 

  • Session 4 7/27 - 8/7

Laser Race Team

This advanced Laser class is geared towards the high level Laser sailor and Junior Director and Head Coach approval is needed for participation. Cost is $700 per session.

 

Classes run Monday - Friday, 10:00am to 3:30pm.

 

Class Dates:

  • Session 1 6/15 - 6/26  - SOLD OUT

  • Session 2 6/29 - 7/10 

  • Session 3 7/13 - 7/31

  • Session 4 7/27 - 8/7

Other Details:

  • Membership

    • Mission Bay Yacht Club Membership is required to take summer classes

      • Junior Memberships available for summer ​

  • Feb 1 - May 30

    • Early Registration opens. All registrants will receive 10% off class fees. Enter EARLYBIRD at checkout

  • June 1

    • Last day to register for session 1 classes.​

  • All registrations must be received 2 weeks before the start date of the desired session.

  • June 15

    • First day of Summer Program

  • August 7

    • Last day of Summer Program​

  • Sabot/Laser Charters

    • ​Under the modified Summer Sailing Program, there will be NO charter fees for boats used fro classes.​

  • Cancellations and Changes

    • All class changes will be accommodated based on class sizes and availability. Classes can be cancelled up to two weeks prior to the start of the class. Any cancellation after will be subject to a 20% cancellation fee. All requests must be submitted to juniors@mbyc.org

  • All credit card payments are subject to a $5.00 processing fee

  • Questions

    • If you have any questions regarding the MBYC Summer Sailing Program please email the Junior Sailing Office at juniors@mbyc.org​

Equipment Checklist​:

  • Face coverings, such as buffs, MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES ON LAND AND ON THE WATER. Every Summer Registration comes with an MBYC Buff.

  • PFD (Lifejacket): US Coast Guard Approved, Type III. Brands like ExtraSport and
    Stoliquist are the most popular and comfortable. Fit is important, so please choose the appropriate
    size for THIS summer.

  • Sunscreen: Every sailor must have their own tube. The more protection the better. Ideally choose a waterproof variety that won’t hurt the eyes.

  • Hat: even better sun protection.

  • Sunglasses: important protection for the only eyes you have!

  • Water Footwear: Unfortunately, there will always be some sharp things on our beach. Cut
    feet are our #1 safety problem, so we’ll wear footwear at all times. Aquasocks or dinghy
    boots are better in the water than strap-on sandals.

  • Bailer: “Every sailor brings a bailer” which can easily be fashioned by cutting the bottom
    off of a big OJ or laundry soap jug.

  • Change of clothes: besides wearing clothes to get wet in, every sailor should have extra
    dry clothes.

  • Water: staying hydrated is important for a safe, fun, learning experience!

  • Lunch/Money: Please bring one or the other if you’ll be here over the lunch break. MBYC’s
    Snack Bar is famous for its great lunch! Unfortunately, we cannot offer refrigeration.
    Club charge accounts are accepted.

  • Good Attitude: Well rested, well fed, happy, and ready to HAVE FUN!

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the summer program and we look forward to seeing you sailing at MBYC this summer!

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