Class Descriptions

  • Little YAP
    • LITTLE YAP Ages 4 – 5 (Must be 4yrs by May 30 maximum number of children 24)

      Meets: Monday to Friday from 9:30am-12:30pm

      The goal is FUN! The program is a half-day introduction to Youth Activities Program (YAP). The morning includes art & crafts, swimming, story time, group activities and games and lunch. LUNCH IS INCLUDED IN THIS FEE.
      Little YAP - 4 weeks $995
      Little YAP - 1 week (C,D,E) $250
  • YAP Beginning & Intermediate Classes
    • MATES Ages 6-8
      Meets Monday to Thursday from 9:30am – 3pm; Friday 9:30 - 12:30This is a beginner class for sailors who have little or no prior single-handed boating experience. This class is designed for 6-8 yr olds who have completed Kindergarten by June 2018. Knowledge of water and boat safety, boat rigging, basic sailing terminology, sail handling and steering in pairs are emphasized. The beginner class will be taught in the Optimist. There is no boat rental fee for this class in your first year of sailing.

      BEGINNING OPTI Ages 8-10
      Meets Monday to Thursday from 9:30am – 3pm; Friday 9:30 - 12:30
      The goal in this class is to have the child be able to sail independently by the end of the session. This class will build on the Mates curriculum with an emphasis on independence in rigging, skippering and boat maintenance. The class will utilize on-water and land games, and other activities to incorporate new knowledge through a fun process. Participants must be less than 5’ tall and weigh under 110lbs. Participants in this class are not required to own their own boat and may rent a boat through YCSH for a weekly fee.

      INTERMEDIATE OPTI Ages 9-12
      Meets Monday to Thursday from 9:30am – 3pm; Friday 9:30 - 12:30
      The goal in this class is to have the sailor increase their on-the-water confidence by expanding their knowledge of wind, weather and upwind sailing techniques. They will be introduced to basic racing techniques, tactics and strategies, with an emphasis on having fun. Sailors will be encouraged to be sailing on their own by the end of the session. Participants must be less than 5’ tall and weigh under 110lbs. Participants in this class are encouraged to own their own Optimist, or may rent a boat through YCSH for a weekly fee. Sailing portion of class will occur in the afternoon for participants in Session B - Sailing Only option.

      Session A - 4 weeks $1,900
      Session B - 4 weeks half day $1080
      Session C,D,E $325


  • YAP Advanced Sailing Classes
    • Advanced Opti Ages 10-13
      Meets Monday to Thursday from 9:30am – 3pm; Friday 9:30 - 12:30
      The goal in this class is to have the sailor build onto their solo sailing confidence, knowledge of wind, weather and upwind sailing techniques. They will expand on basic racing techniques, tactics and strategies, emphasizing fun, but encouraging participation in MAYRA Regattas (Green Fleet). Sailors will sail on their own for the majority of the session. Participants will also take part in group Sunfish sailing to keep sailors engaged in cooperative sailing. Participants must be less than 5’ tall and weigh under 110lbs. Participants in this class are encouraged to own their own Optimist, or may rent a boat through YCSH for a weekly fee. Sailing portion of class will occur in the afternoon for participants in Session B - Sailing Only option.
      Session A - 4 weeks $1,900
      Session B - 4 weeks half day $1080
      Session C,D,E $325

      ADVENTURE SAILING with SUNFISH Ages 12-16
      Meets Monday to Thursday from 9:30am – 3pm; Friday 9:30 - 12:30
      This is a class for those sailors who have successfully completed the Intermediate Opti class. This class is intended to teach sailors to be comfortable, safe and confident on the water in a non-competitive atmosphere. Emphasis is placed on sailing terminology, teamwork and boat handling. Participants in this class are not required to own their own boat and may rent a boat through YCSH for a weekly fee.
      Session A - 4 weeks $1,900
      Session B - 4 weeks half day $1080
      Session C,D,E $325

      LASER and C420 Ages 13-18
      Meets Monday to Thursday from 9:30am – 3pm; Friday 9:30 - 12:30
      This class is for those who are experienced sailors. The class will work to fine tune their boat handling and racing skills and students will be encouraged to sail in local regattas. Class will be run in a ‘practice’ format with a multiplicity of drills, speed test, time trials, and practice races focusing on advanced racing techniques, kinetics, and strategy. Private boat ownership is required for travelling sailors. Race parents are expected to attend periodic parent meetings, and share in the responsibility for providing transportation of children, boats and on-site regatta assistance. This class will interact, travel with, and represent the YCSH Race Team at regattas.
      Session A - 4 weeks $1,900
      Session B - 4 weeks half day $1080
      Session C,D,E $325

      RACE TEAM Ages 10-18 (OPTIMIST, SUNFISH, LASER, C420)
      Meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am-3pm with Thursday Races
      The Race Team is for experienced and eager Optimist, Sunfish, LASER, and C420 racers who own their own boat and who have progressed past the Green Fleet. Racing tactics and strategy, racing rules, protests and correct sail trim are the focus of this class. These sailors will travel as a team and compete in selected local and regional regattas. Participants must attend 5 of the 7 local regattas in order to qualify for end of season awards. Private boat ownership is required. Parents are expected to attend periodic parent meetings, and share in responsibility for providing transportation of sailors, boats and on-site regatta assistance.
      Race team 4 weeks $1395
      Race team 5 weeks $1745
      Race team 6 weeks $2095
      Race team 7 weeks $2445



       
  • Boat Use Fees
    • Boat rental 1 week $70
      4 weeks $280

  • Meal Plan
    • Lunch is available for all YAP participants at a fixed cost. Lunch includes: drink, fresh seasonal fruit, entrée, and Chef’s choice of dessert. Meals for Little YAP are included in the session fee. No refunds will be allowed once YAP has finished.

      Meal plan 4 weeks - $192.60
      1 week - $48.15
  • Private Boat Owners Summer Back Rentals
    • If you have a private boat and would like to store it at YCSH this summer the rates are as follows:

      Private rack rental (opti, sunfish, kayak) $180
      Private rack - Trailered boat (Laser, C420) $215

For additional information or questions please contact:

Jeff Merrill, YAP Director at (609) 368-1201 or jmerrill@ycsh.org