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YEAR ROUND SAILING at MBYC

The Mission Bay Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program offers year round sailing for all skill levels and boat types. 

2024 Spring Program

March - May

The shortest days of Winter are behind us and we're headed into 2024!! While the weather will still be on the chilly side at times, the days are getting longer and the sunsets make it soooo worth it! We're excited to get back on the water with the kids and hope to start 2024 full speed ahead!! 

 

NOTE: CLASSES START THE WEEK OF March 1st

 

March Sailing

  • Sailing - Wednesdays & Fridays | 3:45pm - 6:30pm  

  • Sunday Funday! | 12:00pm - 4:00pm 

  • Fishing - Sundays | 8:30am - 11:30am 

 

Check out the Class Descriptions below and Sign-up ASAP to help with planning!

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
 

Rockstars | ~Ages 5 - 7

Fridays | 3:45pm - 6:30pm ​

  • This is where the fun begins if your child starts early. These are our littlest sailors ages 5-7. Coaches sail in boats with 2-4 students. Best for getting little ones comfortable in boats, making new friends and learning basic terms and concepts. "Pirate Days" are the best!!

 

Sunday Fundays | All Ages

Sunday |12:00pm - 4:00pm ​

  • We are going to approach these a little differently than the past few months, combining classes and getting kids in different boats each week for learning, adventure and fun! Kids will sail Sabots, Lasers, CFJ/C420, O'Pen Skiffs, Capri 14s and more!

"Believe me my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats" - Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Fishing | Ages 5+

Sundays | 8:30am - 11:30am

  • Learn about Fishing in Mission Bay!

  • We have loads of gear and knowledge to share!

  • A new favorite! Fish in the morning and sail in the afternoon!!

 

​Beginning Sabots | ~Ages 7 - 12

Wednesdays & Fridays | 3:45pm - 6:30pm 

Sundays | 12:00pm - 4:00pm ​

  • This is where you start if you are 7-12 years old with little to no sailing experience, but are comfortable in and around the water. Kids sail solo in Sabots aided by instructors in coach boats. It's not uncommon that kids repeat this class for a year or two depending on how young they  are to start.

 

​Beg/Intermediate Laser Sailing | ~Ages 12 - 17

Wednesdays & Fridays | 3:45pm - 6:30pm 

Sundays | 12:00pm - 4:00pm ​

  • Great for maturing tweens and teens, age 12-17 (100+ pounds), with anywhere from limited sailing experience to developing racing skills. Teens can pick up the more advanced concepts of sailing quickly and catch up to peers with prior sailing experience...it's never too late! Great for kids who discover sailing through their high school teams, but want to learn more about skippering. Watch out for monthly Screaming Chicken Regattas right here at MBYC for those getting into racing!

  • Limited number of charter Lasers available - $50 extra per month (having your own boat is recommended).

 

​Beginning Sabot Racing

Wednesdays & Fridays | 3:45pm - 6:30pm 

Sundays | 12:00pm - 4:00pm ​

  • This is the next step for sailors who have become comfortable in Beginning Sabots and are interested in learning more about racing. After this you're ready for our MBYC Race Team! Along with weekly practices, we have weekend club races or "regattas" called the Screaming Chickens, a fun way to experience racing for the first time right at home.

 

​High School/Doublehanded Sailing

Wednesdays & Fridays | 3:45pm - 6:30pm

Sundays | 12:00pm - 4:00pm​

  • Designed for Middle and High School students interested in getting into Scholastic Sailing.

  • MBYC is the host to 6 local teams:

    • Mission Bay High School​

    • Francis Parker

    • Cathedral Catholic

    • La Jolla Country Day

    • La Jolla High School

    • The Bishop's School

    • Santa Fe Christian

  • This is where to start if you're interested in joining your school's Varsity team or your school does not have a team established yet. No experience needed!

 

MBYC Race Team

Wednesdays & Fridays | 3:45pm - 6:30pm

Sundays | 12:00pm - 4:00pm 

  • It doesn't matter what boat you're sailing or which event you're training for, we want to get our Race Team working together MORE in 2024!

  • Each week we'll have a main focus depending on the most relevant upcoming event and whether it's Sabots, Lasers, CFJs, C420s, 29ers, Snipes or even something else, we'll talk boat-handling, strategy and tactics that's useful across the fleets. We're ALL in this together! 

  • Regattas: If you are currently enrolled/taking weekly classes, Regatta Coaching is included. If you are not registered/taking classes, there is a Regatta Coaching Fee of $40/day ($20/day for home events).

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