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Junior Sailing FAQ (pdf)


Harbor Mice

Learn to sail optimist for beginner youth sailors 7 years old and up.

2019 Spring Clinic:  March 23rd - May 19th

 March   23/24  30/31    
 April  6/7  13/14  27/28  
 May  4/5  11/12  18/19  
Daily Schedule:                    10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sailing -- On the Water:           11:00 AM
Lunch -- Off the Water: 12:30 PM
Sailing -- On The Water:       1:30 PM
De-Rig:                                    2:30–3:30 PM
Pickup:                                    3:30 PM

**Please pack a lunch for the day with snacks, if you intend to allow your child to purchase food from SYC please inform the coach during drop off**

Clinic Fee:                              Member $350 | Sponsored Guest $480
                                                *Note: $25 Late Registration Fee applies after March 8, 2019

2019 Spring Harbor Mice Online Registration  | Harbor Mice Online Calendar

Green Fleet

Introduction of racing skills to intermediate youth optimist sailors.

2019 Spring Clinic: March 9 – May 26 

 March  9/10  23/24  30/31  
 April  6/7  13/14  27/28  
 May  4/5  11/12  18/19  25/26
Daily Schedule: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Be Rigged:                               10:30 AM
Sailors' Meeting:                       10:30 AM Sailing -- On the Water:           10:45 AM
Lunch -- Off the Water:          12:30 PM Sailing -- On the Water:           1:15 PM
DeRig/Debrief:                       3:15 - 4:00 PM Pickup:                                    4:00 PM

Clinic Fee: Member $420 | Sponsored Guest $575
*Note: $25 Late Registration Fee applies after March 4, 2019
2019 Spring Green Fleet Online Registration |  Green Fleet Online Calendar

Advanced Fleet

Continued development of racing skills for our most advanced youth sailors.

Daily Schedule:                 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM OR 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Alternating Schedule will be finalized by head coach and distributed before clinics begin.
Be Rigged:                         9:30 AM OR 12:30 PM
Sailors' Meeting:                 9:30 AM OR 12:30 PM
Sailing -- On the Water:          9:45 AM OR 12:45 PM
Lunch Before or After Sailing depending on schedule
Sailing -- Off the Water 11:30 AM or 4:30 PM
DeRig/Debrief:                      11:30 AM or 4:30 PM
*Pickup time may vary depending on conditions and length of debrief.

Clinic Fee: SYC Member $515  |  Sponsored Guest $700
                                                *Note: $25 Late Registration Fee applies after March 4, 2019

Advanced Fleet Online Calendar  |   2019 Spring Clinic Registration is available now.  Contact the Waterfront Director for more information.


Grant and Liz Gibbons, Optimist Parent Coordinators:
Jim Brusgard, SYC Waterfront Director:

2019 Junior Wednesday Night Racing Clinic

SYC Junior Big Boat sailing clinic.

Come learn how to race Big Boats at the SYC Wednesday Night Race Series!

Take it to the next level on a J27!  We will also place sailors on other PHRF boats for Wednesday Night Races!

Register online at the link below for this awesome FREE clinic!

Sailing dates can be selected individually, participation in all dates is not necessary or required!


May 29th
June 5th
June 12th
June 19th
June 26th

Junior Wednesday Night Racing Registration  |  Junior Wednesday Night Racing flyer

High School

Leiter Clinic

April 26–28, 2019
Application Form

Youth Racing Clinics

Racing Clinics for our youth sailors

Information for the 2019 Youth Racing Clinic coming soon.

High School Sailing Weekday and Saturday
C420 Clinic                                                        

Beginner & Intermediate Double-Handed

The C420 is an exciting double-handed boat where the skipper and crew work together to achieve their goals.  This boat is simple and safe for beginning sailors yet challenging enough for Advanced and collegiate silors.  The C420 offers more learning opportunities than any other double-handed boat in North America.  Over 7000 C420s are sailed in youth programs all over the United States.

2019 High School Clinics

Weeknights 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM 
Ever Wednesday from January 16th to May 15th

No Practice Dates:  February 27th and March 6th

Clinic Fee (Wednesdays Only):  Members  $120 | Sponsored Guest $150

2019 Spring High School C420 Clinic Online Registration | C420 Online Calendar | 2019 Spring High School C420 Flyer

Saturday Clinic Information - Saturdays Only

March 23rd and 30th
April 6th and 13th
May 4th and 11th

Clinic Fee (Saturdays Only):
  Members $190 | Sponsored Guests $215

2019 Spring High School Saturday C420 Online Clinic Registration  


Jim Brusgard, SYC Waterfront Director:


Contact Jim Brusgard:


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