Youth Sailing Instruction

MCSC’s Youth Program is about friendships‚ fun and community.

In Level 1‚ students learn to share time and keep each other safe aboard MCSC’s fleet of 10 Catalina 14.2s‚ a sailboat that is well-suited to basic instruction in small groups. Typically‚ 2 students and an instructor will sail together‚ though some lessons may change the mix and ratio. Everyone drives and trims sails‚ taking turns. The focus is on fun via gameplay and safety via practice of vital skills like crew-overboard recovery and capsize recovery.

Our Levels 2 and 3 classes build on the team theme by adding players and skills and challenge with progressively more advanced skills and boats.

Level 2 Youth primarily sail aboard the RS Toura‚ a boat that carries three students and an instructor‚ each student with a defined role‚ like trimmer‚ mast/pit‚ bow‚ or driver. These larger‚ sportier boats create a perfect platform for cross-training‚ while also introducing skills like team hiking and setting and flying an asymmetrical spinnaker.

After Level 2‚ our Level 3 students develop sailing finesse and college and career readiness aboard RS Touras‚ C420s and Lasers‚ depending on mix and weather.

Need-based scholarships are available.

- Students must have a certified swim-check of 75 yards on file before being able to participate.
- Youth Basic Classes (Levels 1 through 3) run AM or PM‚ Monday through Thursday for two weeks.
- Students will receive a confirmation letter with additional course information upon enrollment.
- Parent or Guardian permission is required along with a completed medical form.
- Membership is not required to enroll in these classes.

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