Sea Squirts (Ages 6 – 8)

Our Sea Squirts is an introductory program for the little ones into the sport of sailing.  We have a dedicated instructor that will teach the sailors the basic concepts of sailing, navigation terms, and proper seamanship.  Class is limited to 6 sailors.  Sailors are required to bring their own life jacket to wear at all times during the class and will be sailing as a group with their instructor in the proximity of the yacht club in a small 16 ft. sailboat named ‘Tranquility’.

Coach: Alexander Van Puffelen

Dates:   This program is designed to run for 5 consecutive Thursdays, based on the weather, starting on March 7  to approximately April 4.

Time:    3:30 p – 6:00 p

Price:    Member $200

  Non-Member $250


420 Learn-to-Sail (Ages 12-17)

This is a great program we have put together for teenagers with none or some sailing experience that are interested into learning how to sail a double-handed boat.  KBYC has 6 C420 class boats and a dedicated and experienced coach that will meet these group of sailors every Thursday for (5) consecutive Thursdays if the weather permits.  Sailors are required to bring their own life jackets.

Coach: Maru Urban

Dates:   This program will start on Thursday, March 7 and will tentatively end on April 4.

Time:    3:30 p – 6:00 p

Price:    Member $200

                    Non-Member $250

Optimist Learn-to-Sail

If your sailor loves to spend the day out on the water and learnt the basics of sailing during a summer camp, this is the right program for him/her.  Our optimist introduction to racing program is specifically for those sailors that has none to some previous sailing experience (summer camp participants).  Sailors MUST bring their own life jacket and sailing attire.

Having your own boat/opti is not a requirement; a club boat will be assigned to each sailor at no additional cost.

Coach:  Mathias Lopez - Alexander Van Puffelen

Dates:   Session 1: Jan 26 – Feb 16 (4 weeks)

          Session 2: Feb 23 - March 16 (4 weeks)

           Session 3: March 23 - April 13 (4 weeks)

Time:    Fridays 4:00 p - 6:30 p & Saturdays 10:00 a - 4:00 p

Price:    Member $200

                    Non-Member $250


Laser Racing Team (Ages 12 & Up)

We are really excited to offer this new program to our sailing community!  The laser program requires sailors with previous sailing experience.  This program will have a dedicated and top notch International Olympic Coach running sailing practices on the weekends for all 4.7, radial, and standard fleet sailors.  Having your own boat is required however the club can charter you a boat for the season based on availability (limited to 1 season).

The season fee includes supported events in our Laser Regatta Calendar, for those that will join our program on a daily basis we will have in addition to the daily coaching fee a regatta expenses fee to cover the coach travel expenses among the participants.

Coach:  Maru Urban

Dates:   Jan 12 – May 5th

Time:    Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a – 4:00 p

Price:           Member                 Full Season $1,200                Pay p/day $70

                            Non-Member                 Full Season $1,500                Pay p/day $90

Laser Charter $30 p/day based on availability.

NOTE: For those sailors interested in joining our program in the middle of the season we will prorate the ‘season fee’ accordingly. If you have any questions about our program please don’t hesitate to contact our Sailing Director via email at saildirector@kbyc.org 

Optimist Green Fleet (Ages 8-12)

Our Green Fleet program has been designed as an introduction to racing platform to teach our new sailors the different components of sailboat racing.  Sailors with little experience can join this program and learn from one of the best opti coaches in South Florida.  Sailors are not required to have their own boat; a club boat will be assigned to each sailor at no additional cost for the 1st season.

Coach: Alexander Van Puffelen & Maru Urban

Dates:   Jan 12 – May 5th  

Time:    Wednesdays 3:30 p - 6:00 p & Weekends 10:00 a - 3:30 p

Price:    Member $1,000

                    Non-Member $1,250


Optimist RWB Championship Fleet (Ages 9-15)

Our Optimist Racing Team is continuing to build strong and recruiting sailors from all over the country that join us for our regular scheduled practices and regattas.  We count with world known US Optimist National Team Coaches which makes of our racing programs one of the best in the area.

Sailors MUST have their own boat.

Coach: Juan Carlos Romero & Mauricio Galarce

Dates:   Jan 12 - May 5th

Time:    Wednesdays 3:30 p - 6:00 p & Weekends 9:30 a - 4:00 p

Price:          Member $1,200

                    Non-Member $1,500

*If you have any questions or need more information about our sailing programs please contact Juan Carlos Romero, KBYC Sailing Director, by email at saildirector@kbyc.org