City Island Yacht Club

Incorporated 1907

Junior Sailing Program

Junior Sailing Program

Our Award Winning City Island Junior Sailing was created to instruct young people in sailing on Eastchester Bay. We teach our children about the balance of forces in nature and help them appreciate the wonderful world in which we live.

Our program is certified by US Sailing, and each child receives a US Sailing Certification of Accomplishment at the end of the program.

Founded by City Island Yacht Club, a home for sailors for the past 114 years.

Learn to Sail Optis, Club 420’s 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 is 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

Focused on the Future

While all of our students start out on the Optimist (OPTI) sailboat as a beginner we have two classes of boats for students that are used at the collegiate and Olympics level. Students will have access to our Club 420’s a double handed dinghy as well as Lasers a single-handed racing boat. This will allow our students to have a pathway toward varsity level racing in the future.

2021 Session Dates

Full Day Sailing Program 2021 – Monday through Friday Times: 9:00am to 4:00pm

For children, ages 8-16. Swimming proficiency required. All sessions are appropriate for sailors of all levels.

  • SESSION I (ONE WEEK) June 29-July 2
  • SESSION II (TWO WEEKS) July 5-16    
  • SESSION III (TWO WEEKS) July 19-30
  • Session IV (TWO WEEKS) August 2-13

Junior Sailing Regatta for local clubs hosted by City Island YC on Eastchester Bay July 29, 2021.

Gala Awards Dinner August 12 (Additional cost)

Program Fees

  • SESSION I (ONE WEEK) June 28-July 2      $460 (CIYC Members: $420)         
  • SESSION II (TWO WEEKS) July 5-16           $1150 (CIYC Members: $1050)     
  • SESSION III (TWO WEEKS) July 19-30        $1150 (CIYC Members: $1050)
  • Session IV (TWO WEEKS) August 2-13        $1150 (CIYC Members: $1050)
  • Junior Sailing of Long Island Sound (JSA-LIS)    Membership: $75 per child

(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 per week)

8:45am –              

Arrive at Camp

9:00am – 10:00am

Landside Instruction – Rig Boats

10:00am – 12:00pm


12:00pm – 1:00pm


1:00pm – 3:30pm


3:30pm – 4:00pm

Wash Down – Put Away Boats

4:00pm – 4:15pm

Parent Pick Up

4:00pm – 5:15pm

Optional Extended Care ($50 per week)


Thursday Night Junior Racing

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

CITY ISLAND JUNIOR SAILING 2021 Registration Documents 

Contact Us

To Register, download and fill out the following form: CIJS Registration 2021

Or contact:   Tel: (347) 692-0696 (Junior Sailing Office)