Junior Sailing

Port Angeles Yacht Club – Junior Sailing Program

A major goal of PAYC is to grow youth sailing in the Port Angeles area. Sailing Clinics and Sailing Days are held throughout the summer which are open to the public for learning to sail. Area youth aged 12-18 with an interest in boating are eligible for a Junior Membership in the Yacht Club and can participate in our Junior Sailing Program. We provide a safe and fun learning environment and teach safe boat handling, seamanship and sportsmanship and our overall goal is simple, teach kids to have fun on the water and enjoy this amazing location.

We use a small single sail dinghy called an Opti to introduce kids to sailing .  We advance them to our fleet of Vanguard 15’s which is a two sail – two person boats that are perfect for learning how to skipper and work as or with a crew.  This last year one of our members donated a Flying Junior (FJ) which is a bit more sleek and has become a standard for most racing fleets in the Northwest region.  The FJ will be used by our more advanced junior sailing team members who are interested in racing competitively.

Weekly Jr. Sailing – Sundays 10AM to Noon (starts March 4, 2018) 

Our kids meet weekly on Sunday mornings (excluding High School Regatta Days) to get out on the water and practice their skills.  It’s low key and all about creating a safe, fun, positive environment. We’re on the water unless weather restricts us.

Sailing “Fun Day” 2018 – June 23, 2018

Open to ALL interested in learning more about our Junior Sailing Program or sailing lessons.

What: Come down to the harbor and see what sailing is all about. Check out our small boat fleet, check out our big boat Felicity and go out for a spin.

2018 Summer Sailing Camps: July 9-13, 2018

Who: Open to kids age 12-17 (or entering Middle School in Fall 2018).

What: This is a great way to introduce your child to the FUN of sailing.  These courses are led by certified US Sailing Instructors and include both on the water instruction with our fleet of Vanguards as well as off the water activities.

Full Calendar of Events for 2018

If you would like to learn more about any of our programs please contact us at sailing@payc.org