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Coronado Yacht Club
Juniors Handbook

1631 Strand Way Coronado, California 92118 USA | Phone: 619-435-0522 | Email: JrOffice@coronadoyc.org

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The famous Summer Sailing Program is the opportunity to learn an incredible amount about sailing in a short period of time. Using the CYC Achievement Certification Program, students are expected to participate fully, and as such, the program is not recommended as an option for unenthusiastic sailors. The Summer Program also features racing events, both low key and high caliber, and field trips. Check the Jr. Calendar for specific summer dates. The club owns a fleet of Sabots available for charter at a reasonable fee. Check the Summer Application form for specific schedule and fee amounts.

Junior Volunteer "Instructor"

The Junior Volunteer Program is an opportunity for youth to gain experience in a teaching and work environment. They must be at least 13 years of age. Their duties include assisting the instructional staff by assembling instructional aids, marks, boat keys, radios, first aid kits, helping with on the spot repairs, and most importantly, assisting on the water. This assistance from our most responsible juniors has been invaluable and very effective. Each applicant must provide a resume. An application can be obtained from the Junior Office.


There are three separate three-week sessions that begin right after the end of most school years in mid-June. We require Jr. Volunteer Instructors for each morning session.

Summer Program Class Descriptions (Classes Vary)

Sabot Sailing

Bronze fundamentals (Level I) This class is for the child who has little or no experience in sailing. The minimum age is 8 and the exclusive boat for this class is the Naples Sabot. You do not need to own your own boat to participate if you register early. The curriculum covers fundamental safety, sailing skills, boat parts and terminology, and necessary knots and rigging. Each sailor is in his/her own individual boat. This eliminates any single child in a group from doing all the sailing as others go along for a ride. The environment is kept fun, light, and above all - safe.

Bronze (Level II) is for those sailors who have participated in Level I.

Silver intermediate Sailors should be Bronze Sail certified and able to rig, sail, and dock a Sabot without assistance. The curriculum is a substantial step up from the Bronze Sail class and emphasizes several important seamanship skills including sail handling, safety position and upwind sailing.

Gold performance boat handling this class is the third step in the certification process. Curriculum focuses on refining the skills learned in Levels I and II.

C3 Silver Sail graduates have the choice of this class or Gold Sail Level III. It is the ticket to improving skills quickly. Curriculum focuses on strong sailing skills, drills, teamwork, sportsmanship, racing and much more.

Sabot Nationals Prep Look out Sabot Nationals - here we come! The focus of this class is on gearing up for the Sabot Nationals Championship in August. Extensive prior racing experience is a must. The class follows a fast pace curriculum to build specific racing skills through drills, discussions of strategy and tactics and constant critique and analysis of each individual sailor.


Laser Jr. Advanced/Laser Radial Sailing

The Laser is the ideal boat for sailors 12 years and up or more than 145 lbs. Lasers require much more physical activity than a Sabot.

Laser B Group This class prepares sailors to be on the Laser Race Team. These sailors are encouraged to attend all 3rd Sunday Sails and San Diego area "Luff-in" regattas.

Laser Race Team - This class is the next step for Laser and Laser Radial sailors who are looking to test their skills against other youth sailors. This class encompasses on-the-water drills and exercises, physical preparation and training, discussions of strategy and tactics and constant critique and analysis to get the most from the boat and sailor.


420 Sailing

Teen Learn To Sail This class is a dynamic, challenging class for sailors 13 years old and up. The class uses FJ’s to build the foundation of sailing. FJ’s are sailed by a crew of two. This is a perfect springboard for year-round participation in High School and CYC Spring and Fall Sailing.

420 Trapeze/Spinnaker Sailing This is a racing class that will teach the finer points of double-handed sailing. The goal is to develop sailors for local and national regattas.

Private Lessons

Private sailing lessons may be arranged with one of our US Sailing certified instructors. The cost $50.00 per hour for CYC Instructors with more than 10 years experience and $35 p/hour for those Instructors with less that 10 years experience payable to CYC. No more than 6 students p/instructor and all private lessons must be approved by the Jr. Director.