Youth Sailing Program It's "School" to Sail!
The mission of the LCYC Youth Sailing Program is to provide a safe educational environment and offer opportunities for youth members to learn skills and competency in sailing. The programs are designed to help demonstrate the principles of sportsmanship, teamwork, and responsibility among our young sailors. Our goals are to foster sportsmanship during racing and recreational sailing.
We have a great group of US Sailing Instructors and Coaches to provide Safety, Fun and opportunities for LCYC Juniors and their families. All those interested, please contact Chris and Debbie Fogle at JuniorSailing@lcyc.net.
Learn to Sail
Classes will be held at the Lake Canyon Yacht Club, situated on the north shore of Canyon Lake, halfway between Austin and San Antonio and within easy traveling distance of New Braunfels, Blanco, Bulverde, Wimberley and San Marcos.
The LCYC Storm Sailors Racing Team are active participants on the Texas Sailing Association (TSA) circuit.
- Youth Sailing School (4-day sessions)
May 20th & 21st, 2017 - Basic I
May 27th & 28th, 2017 - Basic II
The LCYC Youth Sailing School is designed to teach children from ages 8 to 17 how to sail. Conducted on two consecutive weekends of May, the course will include classroom sessions on basic sailing concepts, knot tying, safety, and sailing right of way. On the water activities include rigging a sailboat, capsizing and righting a sailboat, basic sail adjustments, steering, tacking, jibing and how to make a safe docking. The emphasis is on safety and avoiding collisions. All participants must pass a basic swim check before progressing to on-the-water activities.
There is a maximum class size of 30 students; priority is given to first time participants. Returning sailors may register, but will be put on a stand-by list and accepted once available boat capacity is determined.