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

      We believe that sailing is more fun when you’re racing with your friends!  YAP encourages a friendly & competitive environment that builds the skills of competent sailors to become enthusiastic racers.
  • YAP Beginning & Intermediate Classes
    • We believe that sailing is more fun when you’re racing with your friends!  YAP encourages a friendly & competitive environment that builds the skills of competent sailors to become enthusiastic racers.

      *Our class names have changed to reflect the fleets that are included in our MAYRA South Jersey Summer Series regatta schedule.  Sailors are encouraged to take on the challenge of sailing in these events that take place at local yacht clubs on Thursdays starting at the end of June and running through August, but are not required.  For more information on competing in MAYRA regattas, please contact Cindy Roach cindyroach99@gmail.com. At the completion of the class sailors should feel comfortable sailing that fleet in a regatta.


      MATES 
      Ages 6-7
      Sailors in Mates will be introduced to the Opti and learn the basics of sailing.  Campers will sail in the safety of our protected basin and get used to steering a boat and controlling the sail.  Typically two sailors in a boat, campers will grow comfortable with sailing while learning practical skills like sailboat parts and points of sail. *This class sails in the morning
      Skills:
      Starting & stopping
      Wind direction
      Docking
      Capsizing
      Points of sail
      Boat parts
      Tacking 

      OPTI GREEN (formerly beg. opti)
      Suggested ages 7-9
      Sailors in Opti Green will be building towards racing in Green Fleet if/when they decide to race in a regatta.  Solo sailing in the waters close to the club is a top priority with a focus of tacking. The focus of class will also switch to racing as a fun activity that you can enjoy with friends during our Friday, in-house races. *This class sails in the morning
      Skills:
      Knots
      Points of sail
      Tacking
      Switching sides of boat
      Race course starts
      Finding the wind

      OPTI WHITE/BLUE (formerly Int. Opti)
      Suggested ages 9-12
      Sailors at this age are starting to really get the hang of their boat.  They are confidently sailing the waters around the club and are looking to get out further on the bay, but there may be some things that still need perfecting.  This class is designed to be flexibly grouped. Some days you might be in the White Fleet working on a skill you need a little practice on, some days you might be in the Blue Fleet learning new skills to add to your sailing tool box.   *This class sails in the afternoon
      Skills:
      Roll tacks
      Triangle race courses
      Rules of racing
      Complex rigging
      Kiting
      Powering up/depowering


  • YAP Advanced Sailing Classes
    • We believe that sailing is more fun when you’re racing with your friends!  YAP encourages a friendly & competitive environment that builds the skills of competent sailors to become enthusiastic racers.

      OPTI RED
      (formerly Adv. Opti)
      Suggested ages 11-14
      This class is for racing!  Sailors will be perfecting their technique in a fun and competitive way.  Campers will be learning the ins and outs of racing that will transfer with them when they grow out of Optis and move into larger boats. *This class sails in the afternoon
      Skills:
      Roll tacks
      Racing techniques
      Backwards sailing
      Kiting
      Perfecting tactics
      Going fast!

      SUNFISH
      Suggested ages 13-18
      This class is designed for sailors who enjoy sailing, but enjoy cruising a little bit more than racing.  Sailors will learn boat parts and controlling a larger boat in a casual setting.   *This class sails in the morning
      Skills:
      Solo rigging/derigging
      On-water repairs
      Boat parts
      Dry tipping
      Types of coursesTacking

      INTRO TO LASER/C420
      Suggested ages 12-18
      Sailors will begin to learn about sailing larger boats.  All the same skills apply, we are just changing the size of the boat.  Campers should expect to learn about the Laser (single-handed) and C420 (double handed).  These boats will change the way your child looks at sailing, and reignite their passion for the sport.  There are weight requirements for these boats and must have prior Optimist or Sunfish experience. *This class sails in the morning
      Skills:
      Boat parts & handling
      Comfort controlling & rigging boat
      Applying old skills in a new situation


       
  • 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 Rack 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