City Island Yacht Club

Incorporated 1907

Junior Sailing Program

Junior Sailing Program

Learn to Sail Optis and Lasers!

  • Classes for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced, grouped according to skill.
  • All instructors are certified by US Sailing, the national organization of sailing, and have First Aid/CPR training.
  • For children, ages 8-16.
  • Swimming proficiency required

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics Curriculums Included

  • Meteorology – learn to predict the weather by reading cloud formations and wind conditions.
  • Tides and Currents – learn how the moon affects the tides and currents.
  • Marine Biology and Ecology – City Island has a marine estuary where you will study animals and plants in the tide pools.
  • Physics of Sailing – learn how the wind and water interact with the hull and sails to make a sailboat go through the water.

Junior Sailing

Our sailing school was created to instruct young people in sailing on the Eastchester Bay. We teach our children about the balance of forces in nature and help them appreciate the wonderful world in which we live. The program is certified by US Sailing and each child receives a US Sailing Certification of Accomplishment at the end of the program. The program was founded by City Island Yacht Club, a home for sailors for the past 113 years.

2019 Session Dates

  • Session I (Intro & Race Clinic) June 25 – June 28
  • Session II                                   July 1 – July 12
  • Session III                                  July 15 – July 26
  • Gala Awards Dinner July 26 (fee)

*No program on July 4th

Program Fees

  • JSA-LIS Membership                    (annual fee) $65
  • Session I              $400 (CIYC Members $350)
  • Session II            $900 (CIYC Members $800)
  • Session III           $1000 (CIYC Members $900)

(Bring your own lunch.)

Scholarships and discounts available!

50% non-refundable deposit due at time of registration. Full payment required by June 1st.

Junior Sailing

Daily Program Schedule

*Daily schedule subject to change depending on weather conditions.

7:45am –     9:00am  Optional Extended Care ($50/week)
8:45am –     Arrive at Camp
9:00am –     10:00am  Landside Instruction/Rig Boats
10:00am –   12:00pm  Sailing
12:00pm –   1:00pm  Lunch
1:00pm –     3:30pm Sailing
3:30pm –     4:00pm  Wash Down/Put Away Boats
4:00pm –     4:15pm Parent Pick Up
4:00pm –     5:15pm Optional Extended Day ($50/week)

Thursday Night Junior Racing

Use your skills in our Thursday Night Junior Series: July 11, July 18, July 25. No charge and open to children ages 8-16. Awards and dinner (fee) after each race.

Contact Us

To Register, please download and fill out the form below:

CIJS Registration Documents v2019 (DOCX)

City Island Junior Sailing Contact: city.island.jr.sailing(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

(347) 692-0696 (Junior Sailing Office)

All Sessions at:

City Island Yacht Club
63 Pilot St.
City Island, NY 10464