Our Junior Program is offered to Hull Yacht Club members who are between the ages of 8-18yrs.
Children must be at least 8 years old by the start of the program. This is a full summer,
8 week program. We have beginner and advanced classes. You must have an Opti to participate in this
program. (The Junior Jailing program can help you
find or lease an Opti - email us for details.)
Opti Beginner Program:
The Opti Beginner class is for children who have little to no sailing experience. Sailors are taught in small groups and will learn boat rigging, points of sail, basic sail trim, and boat safety. When complete, the sailor will be able to demonstrate basic helm, trim, and water awareness skills.
Opti Advanced Program:
The Opti Advanced class is designed for sailors who have completed the Opti Beginner program and feel
comfortable sailing in the higher winds that are typical in the afternoon hours. The curriculum
includes sportsmanship, boat maintenance, basic navigation, and racing rules and tactics. We
recognize that this class will include sailors of varying levels and it is our goal to challenge
each sailor at his or her level. Interested sailors will receive race training and be encouraged to
represent Hull Yacht Club in local regattas.
This class is intended for experienced 420 sailors. The curriculum includes sportsmanship, sail trim
for speed, regatta preparation, boat maintenance, racing rules, team and fleet racing with area Clubs,
and tactics. As representatives of Hull Yacht Club, the 420 racing team will compete in local and
regional regattas. The 420's are available for charter to our 420 sailors at per sailor (2
sailors per boat) for the season. Through the generous support of donors, Sail Nantasket,
a 501c3 non-profit, was able to acquire the fleet of 420's and Opti's. The care and maintenance of
these boats is a priority. Damage to the boats or equipment will be the responsibility of the users.
Willful neglect or damage will result in immediate removal from the program.
Full summer program – 8 weeks:
Monday through Friday, : Opti Beginner
Monday through Friday, : Opti Advanced & 420
If you have any questions regarding anything about our program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: In order to participate in our Jr. Sailing program, you must also be a member of Hull Yacht Club.
HYC Full Yacht Club Membership: ( initiation fee)
HYC Jr. Yacht Club Membership:
HYC Social Yacht Club Membership: (no initiation fee)
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•Registration is not complete until full payment is received.
For detail on what is included in each of the above HYC memberships, please see the Membership Information section of our website.