About Junior Sailing
The Nyack Boat Club has a very successful junior sailing program that is primarily for family and friends of Nyack Boat Club members, but is also open to the public. We run two four-week sessions over the summer, generally beginning the last week of June and the last week of July.
Our mission is to support the development of junior sailors ages 8-16 years through recreational sailing, sailboat racing and other marine pursuits as well as advancing their seamanship and navigation skills and fostering a lifelong passion for sailing. The sailing instructional programs will follow both the general guidelines and the safety guidelines developed by the NBC Board, the Junior Sailing Association of Long Island Sound, U.S. Sailing Association and U.S. Optimist Dinghy Association.
All of our instructors are USSA certified. The junior sailors attending the program sail and race Optimists, 420's and Laser’s. For those sailors not able to bring their own boats, the Nyack Boat Club does charter equipment for the sailing sessions.
If you have a child who is interested in participating in the program, please contact Linda O'Donnell <[email protected]>
. If you are interested in becoming an instructor in the program, please contact Carmen Yannelli <[email protected]>.