Junior Sailing


California Yacht Club Junior Sailing 

California Yacht Club’s year-round Junior Sailing Program has its emphasis on racing. Our program utilizes the single-handed Optimist Dinghy for our younger participants and the double-handed Club Flying Junior or spinnaker equipped Club 420 for our older teen sailors. The Program meets on weekends and attends local, regional, and national regattas throughout the year. The program emphasizes focus on personal responsibility and the principles of Corinthian yachting excellence. These skills are highly valued at high schools with sailing programs and the best Colleges and Universities.Our Junior Sailing Calendar lists all events and practices. We will also send out weekly emails to keep everyone informed on what's going on! 
For more information, please contact: Julia Rychlik Junior Program Director: 
Email  |  Phone: (310) 822-1908 

Summer Sailing Registration!
June 7: Parent Orientation 5:00 PM
All Classes are M-F + regattas

Intro Programs 

 Summer Sailing Sessions and Pricing 
Session 1 June 17-28  Session 2 July 1- 12 (No July 4,5)  Session 3 July 15- 26
Level 1 Tera (Age 8-12) $600/$850  $500/$750 $600/$850
Level 2 Tera (Age 8-12) $600/$850  $500/$750  $600/$850
 Level 1 Doublehanded (Age 12+) $600/$850  $500/$750 $600/$850 
 Level 2 Doublehanded (Age 12+)  $600/$850  $500/$750 $600/$850 

Session timing: 9:00AM-4:00pm   

    Race Sessions: 
Rigged and Ready at 1pm-4:30pm

Green Fleet:

Dates   Member Price   Non-Member Price  Regattas ( Out of area regattas that have CYC support will be price TBD) 
Session 1 June 17-28  $500  $750   Jessica Unilack Memorial Beach To Bay- July 18 @ LBYC
Session 2 July 1- 12 (No July 4,5)  $400   $600  4th of July Regatta @ ABYC
Session 3 July 15- 26  $500  $750  USODA Nationals- Grosse Point, MI- July 24-28 

Optimist Champ Fleet:

Dates   Member Price  Half Session Price   Regattas (Out of area regattas that have CYC support will be price TBD) 
 Session 1 June 17-28 + Heavy Weather 700    Harken Heavy Weather @ St.Francis- June 14-16 w/ Coach Romain Screve
Nationals Prep Clinic With Manny July 1-3   300   4th of July Regatta @ ABYC 
 Nationals Prep Session July 8-19 700  350 
Nationals + Practice in Michigan July 22-28   700   USODA Nationals- Grosse Point, MI- July 24-28 w/ Coach Manny  

Doublehanded: CFJ and C420
 Dates  Member Price Half Session Regattas (Out of area regattas that have CYC support will be price TBD) 
 C420 Intro/ Youth Champs Prep - June 17-28
600  350   Youth Champs June 21-25 @ Egg Harbor ( No CYC Coaching), US Sailing Youth Match Race Champs (Rose Cup @ SDYC) June 26-30, Jessica Unilack Memorial Beach To Bay- July 18 @ LBYC,
Junior Olympics Session + Ida Lewis Prep* July 1-14- (No July 4, 5) C420 or CFJ   700 400  Ida Lewis- US Sailing Women's Doublehanded Champs- July 19-24, SCYYRA Junior Olympics (ABYC), Area J Sears Qualifier- July 8,   C420 North American Championships, St. Francis Yacht Club-July 10-14, 2019
 CFJ Nationals Session July 15 - 28  700   CFJ Nationals Mission Bay YC 7/25-28, CHUBB U.S Sailing Junior Championships August 7-11

Dates  Member Price   Non-Member Price   Regattas (Out of area regattas that have CYC support will be price TBD)
Junior Olympics Session 1 July 1-14   600  900  Junior Olympics @ ABYC (No extra fee), US Sailing Women's Singlehanded Champs (Leiter) 
 Session 2 July 15-27 600   900  Laser North Americans July 18-21 @ Brant Beach, Radial Youth Worlds



Opti Race Team

Green Fleet

The Optimist Green Fleet is for members (8-15) who have completed CYC summer camp or a similar program, or are beginner racers. In the Green Fleet, young sailors are taught sail trim, sailboat racing, rules, tactics, and basic strategies. Expect to attend approximately one regatta per month mostly within an hour’s travel time from the Club.

Championship Fleet

Optimist Championship Fleets are age groups that Green fleet sailors move to once having become proficient at racing. White Fleet is for skippers under the age of 10. Blue fleet is for skippers who are 11 or 12. Red fleet is for skippers aged between 13 and 15. Sailors are coached in small groups and are supported with coaches and motorboats at designated regattas.

Team Racing

For experienced Opti sailors who are ready to compete at the highest level. All share the same passion for sailing, and this format allows them to improve their tactics and strategy. The sailors become exposed to a strong team atmosphere.

Laser Race Team

The Laser Race Team and the Double Handed Team are the placement options for the more accomplished Optimist Race Team sailors who have aged out of or are too big for the Optimist class. Sailors must show competence in boat-handling and have knowledge of rules and tactics.

The Laser Team is made up of individuals who are already experienced racers and are looking to improve on their skippering skills in single-handed boats. Sailors on the team use their own boats, practicing and competing in either the Laser Radial or Full Rig classes at local, regional, and national events. Emphasis is put on advanced boat-handling and strength, two vital components to successful sailing in a Laser.

Double Handed Race Team

The Double Handed Race Team places emphasis on the development of racing skills and teamwork in competition while using a trapeze and spinnaker. The sailors travel to local, regional and national events, including the Junior Olympics, Youth Championships and US Sailing Championships in the Summer, and Orange Bowl and 420 Midwinters in the Winter.

Recreational Sailing

Racing is not for everyone. For those sailors who want to continue learning how to sail and keep it as a lifelong skill, but who do not want to be competitive California Yacht Club offers recreational sailing classes.

Power Fleet
Regattas & Race Results
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