Mission Statement It is the mission of the Milford Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program to encourage junior sailors to experience the joy of recreation and/or competitive sailing and to teach the essential elements of performance boat handling, seamanship and racing. The program strives to instill in our junior sailors self esteem, a realization of the value of teamwork and the respect of the sea. The success of our program will not be measured in races won, but in the legacy of the love of the sport.
Program Overview Kids and teens learn to sail at MYC this summer! If you have always wanted to learn to sail, this is your chance. MYC offers a great sailing program, and you don't have to be a club member to participate. That means your friends can learn to sail with you. Think how much fun you can have sailing and swimming at the club this summer. Sailing is a special interest, if not a passion, that lasts a lifetime, and there is no better way to start than with the MYC Junior Sailing Program. The summer program teaches a lot more than sailing, you will learn responsibility, self-sufficiency, independence, and teamwork.
If you already know how to sail, increase your skills with our afternoon program which allows juniors of various ages to participate with special emphasis on their area of interest.
Program details The 2019 7-week MYC Junior Sailing Program will meet each weekday from Monday, June 24 through Friday, August 9. The morning session for new and less experienced sailors runs from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The more experienced sailors meet in the afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost to members of MYC is $925 for the first sailor, and $875 for each additional until March 15. After that the fees are $1025 and $975 respectively. The program is open to seven year olds as of the first day of the program.
Do I need to be a member? NO! Our program is open to all! However, there will be an additional charge for a Class "C" seasonal membership of $779.63 plus tax per sailor. This also allows the sailor to use the pool and snack bar and participate in the swim team.
I don't have a boat. The club has a very limited number of Optis to rent at $450 a season. Since there are a limited number of Optimists available; chartering is available to 1st and 2nd year students on a first-come, first serve basis as follows: “A” members (1st year in program), then “C” members (1st year in program), then “A” members (2nd year in program), then “C” members (2nd year in program).
C420's for Rent - We now have two C420's available for season rental at $900, or $450 per sailor, first come first serve. You can reserve a C420 when you or your partner register online.
Other rental options - You can also rent boats (Optis, C420s and Lasers) from The Boat Locker or The Dinghy Locker. In addition, boats are always for sale on the JSA website or Craigslist. If you take care of your boat, they tend to hold their value well and are easy to resell.
Parent Participation - MYC is a yacht club founded on the spirit of member participation. All members work together to make MYC the unique and outstanding club that it is. In keeping with this tradition, it is expected that the parents of our junior sailors will contribute to the successful running of the Junior Program.
We will be hosting regattas this summer that will require your help. In addition to these regattas, there are plenty of opportunities to help during our regular program. Even if you’re not a sailor there are plenty of ways to get involved!
Payment - Members will be billed in May. Non-members will be expected to pay within 2 weeks of their registration.
Regatta Fees - Away regatta fees are not included in the program fees and are the responsibility of the family
Cancellation - No refunds made for missed days or dismissal from the program for disciplinary reasons. Withdrawal of sailor prior to the beginning of program subject to a 15% charge. Once the program has started, no refunds will be made except in the case where the sailor is physically unable to continue participation.