Junior Sailing Program - HYC Members

Our Junior Sail Summer Program is offered to Hull Yacht Club members who are between the ages of 7 and 18 years old. (Participants must be at least 7 years old by the start of the program.)

This is a full summer, 8-week program offered in two sailboat designs:

1) The Opti Beginner and Advanced Program; and,

2) The 420 Sailing Program, Beginner and Advanced.

Please note that in order to participate in the Junior Sail Summer Program, you must be a Hull Yacht Club member. 

Opti Beginner and Advanced Program

We have beginner and advanced classes for Opti sailors. You must have an Opti to participate in this program. Please email the program (junior.sailing@hullyc.org)  if you aren't sure how or where to find an Opti.

Opti Beginner Program: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Opti Beginner class is for participants who have little to no sailing experience. Sailors are taught in small groups and will learn boat rigging, points of sail, basic sail trim, sportsmanship, boat safety and beginner racing skills. When complete, the sailor will be able to demonstrate basic helm, trim, and water awareness skills.

Opti Advanced Program: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

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 their level. Interested sailors will receive race training and be encouraged to represent Hull Yacht Club in local regattas.

420 Beginner Program: 9:00am - 12:00pm

This morning 420 program is geared towards sailors who are just getting out of Optis as well as brand new sailors who may have outgrown being comfortable in an Opti.  Please reach out if you have any questions about which program your child should attend.

420 Advanced Program: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

This class is intended for experienced 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 420s are available for charter to our 420 sailors (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 420s and Optis. 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.

If you have any questions regarding anything about our program, please email junior.sailing@hullyc.org.

To register for the Full Summer Junior Sail Program (Opti and 420) please click here.