2019 FALL SAILING PROGRAMS

****************LEARN-TO-SAIL PROGRAMS****************

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 an Etchell Class sailboat.

Coach: Alexander Van Puffelen

Dates:   This program is designed to run for 5 consecutive Thursdays, based on the weather, starting on September 12  to approximately October 10.

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, September 12 and will tentatively end on October 10.

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 have learnt the basics of sailing during a summer camp, this is the right program for him/her.  Our optimist Learn-to-Sail is specifically for those sailors that has none to some previous sailing experience (summer camp participants) and would like to learn more about the sport of sailing.  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: Sep 6 – Sep 28 (4 weeks)

          Session 2: Oct 4 - Oct 27 (4 weeks)

           Session 3: Nov 1 - Nov 23 (4 weeks)

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

Price:    Member $240

                    Non-Member $300

*********************RACING PROGRAMS**********************

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:   August  31– Dec 15

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

Club Laser Charters at $500 p/season and $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 

 *******NEW PROGRAM******

Optimist Lime - Green Fleet (Ages 8-12)     

A step up from our Opti Learn-to-Sail program.  Our Lime-Green Fleet program has been designed for summer campers and sailors that has some previous experience and would like to pursue sailing as their year round sport.  This program’s curriculum teach sailors with little experience all the different components of sailboat racing. During our fall season we encourage all our team sailors to travel to some of the local supported regattas.  To check out our fall sailing practice/regatta calendar click here.  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.  For more information please email Juan Carlos at saildirector@kbyc.org 

Coach: Alexander Van Puffelen & Matias Lopez

Dates:   Aug 31 – Dec 15  

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

Price:    Member $800

                    Non-Member $1,000

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:   Aug 31 – Dec 15  

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

Dates:   Aug 31 - Dec 15

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