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Junior Summer Sailing

KYC is proud to announce this summer we will be Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced sailing classes being offered Monday through Fridays Starting June 1st. Ages 9 and up are welcome. 8 year olds with some sailing background can also join the Topper morning class. We will have morning classes as well as afternoon classes for Beginners through advanced. Classes will be run in two week sessions through 7/23 followed by two one week sessions in the end of summer. 6/1-11, 6/14-25, 6/28-7/9, 7/12-23, 7/26-30, 8/2-8/6. Class registration will open on May 1st. Classes will be Morning Beginner Topper from 9am to 12pm, Morning Intro To Single Handed 930am to 1230pm, Morning Advanced Single Handed 930am to 1230pm, Afternoon Beginner to intermediate Topper from 1pm to 4pm, Afternoon Racing Class 1pm to 4pm, Afternoon Foil Racing Class 130pm to 430pm. The Foil Racing class is open to WASZP, Wind and Wing foilers with their own equipment. We will have three spots open for this class for the club WASZPS based on experience. We will also have a weekly adult sailing class with times and dates TBA. Contact Jesse at andrewsjesse@gmail.com if you want to be put on the adult sailing email list. For 2021 summer sailing class information and registration page can be found here: https://theclubspot.com/register/camp/2KfykwQdS6/class

To register for sailing, each child must be a minimum age of 9 for all classes. All class sizes are limited and students will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. A PARENT or LEGAL GUARDIAN must register their child and electronically sign the “Kaneohe Yacht Club Jr Activities Waiver” in order for participation (the waiver will be emailed to you once payment is received).

WHAT TO BRING

  • Coast Guard approved life jacket (TYPE III)

  • Reef walkers or closed toed shoes

  • Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottle and change of clothes (recommended)

     

    REGISTER HERE

Sessions & Pricing

Class Dates

Session I: June 1 - June 10 (no class June 11th due to Summer Circuit)
Session II: June 14 - June 25
Session III: June 28 - July 9
Session IV: July 12 - July 23
Session V: July 26 - July 30 (one week)
Session VI:  August 2 - August 6 (one week)

Session V and VI are one week sessions, the rest are two week. Session I is 8 days instead of ten since no class on May 31 or June 4th.
 

Pricing

Entry Fees can be found at the class registration page of the Club Spot website.







DISCOUNTS
 

Members

When registering, please include your member number for the child or grandchild (found on gate card). Membership will be verified.

Coupons
Use of Own Boat (10% off): OWNBOAT
Siblings (10% off): SIBLING

Novice Topper

Recommended Age 9+ No experience required, sailing levels 1-2. Eight year olds are occasionally allowed with prior experience. Entry Level class for primarily beginning sailors. This class is taught in Toppers and emphasizes knowledge of the boat, rigging, basics of sailing, water safety and building confidence in boat handling on all points of sail.

Pricing can be found at https://theclubspot.com/dashboard/camp/2KfykwQdS6/settings/entry-fees

Intermediate/Advanced Topper

Recommended Age 9+ Experience recommended, Sailing levels 2-3. Students that have already taken the beginning Topper class (or who are currently enrolled), and wish to further develop sailing skills and get comfortable sailing on their own are eligible to take this class. Concepts learned in the beginning class are built upon. Students will get the chance to learn how to single-handed sail in Toppers in this class

Swimming proficiency is required. Students must be able to demonstrate the ability to swim two lengths of the swimming pool, unassisted and without the use of flotation devices.  

Monday-Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Intro to Singlehanded Topper Sailing

Recommended Age 9+ No experience required, sailing levels 1-2. Eight year olds are occasionally allowed with prior experience. Entry Level class for primarily beginning sailors. This class is taught in Toppers and emphasizes knowledge of the boat, rigging, basics of sailing, water safety and building confidence in boat handling on all points of sail.

Swimming proficiency is required. Students must be able to demonstrate the ability to swim two lengths of the swimming pool, unassisted and without the use of flotation devices.
 

Monday-Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm

AM/PM Racing

Swimming proficiency is required. Students must be able to demonstrate the ability to swim two lengths of the swimming pool, unassisted and without the use of flotation devices.

Morning Class (O'pen Bic/Lasers): Monday-Friday 9:30am - 12:30pm
Age 9+ Experience Required. Sailing levels 4-6. This is for the Junior who understands the basic fundamentals of sailing, including: rigging, points of sail, docking and terminology. Sailors must be competent in capsize recovery and able to sail a boat by themselves. Focus will be on training for upcoming regattas. Sailing with be in El Toros, Open Bics, Lasers, WASZP

Afternoon Class (WASZP, Windfoil, and Wing Foil Racing): Monday-Friday 1:30pm - 4:30pm

WASZP, Windfoil and Wingfoil Racing
Recommended age 12+, sailing levels 5-6. You must have your own foil gear for this class and be able to foil around a Windward/Leeward course. Three WASZP sailors can rotate through the club WASZP boats but prior approval must be given from Jesse for the club WASZP class depending on skill and availability. Age 13+ Experience Required. Sailing Levels 5-6. This class is for kids with prior experience in these foiling vehicles and are categorized as intermediate to advanced foilers. Windsurf and Wing foilers must have their own gear and be able to stay upwind. Students may choose to either practice maneuvers and skills or participate in course racing with the WASZPS and Wind Foilers when they want to.

Double Handed Advanced Class Monday-Friday 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Age 9+ Experience Required. Sailing levels 4-6. This is for the Junior who understands the basic fundamentals of sailing, including: rigging, points of sail, docking and terminology. Sailors must be competent in capsize recovery and able to sail a boat by themselves. Focus will be on training for upcoming regattas. Sailing will be mostly in 420's, 29ers, and Lasers (depending on what regatta the Junior is training for).

Sailing Levels

Sailing Levels:

Level 1 Young Novice:

Ages 8-10 that are relatively new to sailing. Learning the essentials of sailing. Some skills taught will be to pass a swim test, right a capsized boat, tie a variety of knots, three ways to tell where the wind is coming from, Use and understand hand signals on the water, name points of sail and rigging and derigging boats. On the water skills taught will be: Follow the leader, sail a figure 8 course, sail a triangle course, sail to the dock safely, Tack and jibe and learn how to get out of irons. These classes will have a student to adult ratio of 5 to 1 or less.

Level 2 Novice

Ages 9-16 that are relatively new to sailing. May have taken a sailing class before but is still working on skippering the boat back to the club, docking, being able to sail upwind and adjust to the various wind conditions. Pass a man overboard recovery, learn basic right of way rules. After showing instructors that they are sufficient at sailing around a course in tradewinds as a skipper and a crew, rigging and derigging, safely and properly tacking and jibing, docking, tying the various knots then they are ready to be Level 3!

Level 3 intermediate

These sailors will be working on skippering a boat safely and proficiently. They will be introduced to O'Pen Skiffs (Bics), El Toro's and possibly Lasers and 420's. They must learn to properly rig and derig these boats. Learn how to steer the boat using their weight and sail trim, tacking and jibing correctly in up to 15 knots of wind. Learn how a start and a race works. Be able to use the hiking strap and sail "on the wind" for an upwind leg of the course. Know how to read telltales and learn the five basic racing rules.

Level 4 Advanced intermediate

By now you are sailing in the local races such as the KYC Friday night fun races and are starting to sail in the HYSA events and other local races. You are comfortable sailing in 15 knots without too much assistance. You know how to find the favored end of the starting line and are getting better at roll tacking and sailing wind shifts correctly upwind and down. You can tack and jibe without much issue in up to 15 knots of wind.

Level 5 Advanced

You have gone to events and have placed in the top three in an event with more then three people! You are starting to enjoy the racing circuit and can handle a full sized El Toro and Bic sail in 15 knots of wind. You enjoy the challenge of heavier winds and the thrill of going fast and learning the finite skills such as low speed start maneuvering, surfing waves, using the spinnaker on the 420, trapezing and competing with the KYC race team at regattas!

Level 6 Expert!

You are able to skipper and crew in 420's and have competed in events with a trapeze and spinnaker. You are able to sail boats in over 15knots of wind and feel comfortable. You enjoy helping others by showing them to properly rig and instructing on and off the water. You are starting to do qualifying regattas and travelling to the mainland for National events. If you are sailing double-handed boats you have a steady partner. You can sail the 29er and recover from capsizing on your own even with the spinnaker up. You or your crew can tight reach with the spinnaker and on the trapeze. You know the rules of sailing and show good sportsmanship and seamanship! Congrats if you make it this far in sailing! You will make lifelong friends all over the country and even the world. Sailing can be addicting and turn into a lifelong sport and lifestyle!

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