The Mission Bay Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program offers year round sailing for all skill levels and boat types. See below for descriptions of classes offered.


Session 5 runs May 4th - 28th

Li'l Puffs: Tues/Thurs 3:30pm-5:30pm​ 
  • For our littlest sailors ages 6-8 years old, this class gives kids a chance to learn the basics of sailing with a custom sized sail that's just the right size! The class teaches the fundamentals of sailing, including parts and terminology, how to trim sails, and driving the boat
Beginning Sabots: Tues/Thurs 3:30pm-5:30pm​ 
  • The Beginning Sabots class is a course designed for kids who are between the ages of 7-12 and are first time sailors. This class is focused on fun and learning and is intended to introduce the kids to the sport of sailing. Students will learn all of the terminology as well as how to get around on the water.
Beginning Sabot Racing: Wed/Fri 3:30pm-5:30pm​ 
  • 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
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Sabot Race Team: Wed/Fri 3:30pm-5:30pm​ 
  • This our most advanced Sabot class we have to offer. This class is designed to get sailors ready for all of the major events throughout the school year. Sailors will be put to the test with rigorous on the water drills, classroom discussions, and informative land drills.
Beg/Intermediate Laser Racing: Tues/Thurs 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • This class is designed for students interested in learning the basic and intermediate techniques of sailing a Laser. This boat is the perfect transition from smaller Sabot to the much bigger Laser. In this class we will instruct the students on all the basics of the boat as well as boat handling, rigging, and an introduction to racing. The MBYC Junior’s have a limited amount of charter Lasers available, so having your own boat is recommended.
Laser Race Team: Wed/Fri 3:30pm-6pm 
  • The Advanced Laser Racing class is geared towards the high level Laser sailor. This is coached by Doug Hart. Sailors will have extensive ocean training daily as well as classroom discussions.
Advanced Doublehanded Racing: Fridays only 3:30pm-6pm​ 
  • This is for our intermediate/advanced doublehanded sailors interested in the Shadden Champs and CFJ Nationals.
O'Pen Skiff/Bic Racing: Tues/Thurs 3:30pm-5:30pm​ 
  • This class is geared towards experienced racers who are less than 110 pounds. Great training for those looking to get into Lasers when they are big enough.
Scholastic Doublehanded Sailing​: Tues/Thurs 3:30-6pm
  • The Interscholastic Double-handed class is for sailors 12-17 years of age and plan on or currently sail for a High School sailing team. This class will be held in FJ's which is the primary boats use for High School sailing. Sailors will go over all aspects of sailing as well Fleet racing and Team Racing.