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Spring Junior Sailing

Spring classes are extended to 14 weeks as opposed to the 10 week Fall session.  We have kept the entry fees close to the Fall pricing for an even better price per class! KYC's Spring Junior Sailing Classes are held every Saturday from February 15th through May 16th. The Spring Sailing Program is a great opportunity to get more individual instruction. Classes are normally smaller in size in the Spring so students can take advantage of a better instructor to student ratio. Students in the Topper class will have more opportunities to sail by themselves and accelerate up into other classes at a faster pace. These classes focus on safety, fun and sailing skill building.

In the Springtime, weather conditions can be unpredictable. We suggest having a wetsuit or lightweight jacket available for the cooler, rainy and  more windy days. There will be one make up day on May 23rd if a class is canceled due to extreme conditions such as thunder or a large storm.  We are looking forward to watching and sharing many life long skills with the Spring sailing students!  Please feel free to email andrewsjesse@gmail.com with any questions. In addition to regularly scheduled classes, the program offers participation in local regattas as well as Friday night Dinghy Races.

**Sibling Registration: When registering multiple children, the system requires each child to be fully registered and paid for individually. Please register each child separately.

 

Class & Registration Information

In an atmosphere of camaraderie and fun, Junior sailors learn the basics of sailing including all points of sail, knots, water safety, and seamanship while building confidence and developing organizational and social skills.

To register for sailing, each child must be a minimum age of 9 for all classes. All class sizes are limited and students will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. A PARENT or LEGAL GUARDIAN must register their child and electronically sign the “Kaneohe Yacht Club Jr Activities Waiver” in order for participation (the waiver will be emailed to you once payment is received).

What to Bring

  • Coast Guard approved life jacket (TYPE III)

  • Reef walkers or closed toed shoes

  • Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottle and change of clothes (recommended)

 

 

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Class Schedule & Descriptions

Sessions & Pricing

Class Dates

 

Junior Saturday Classes are held every Saturday from February 15th to May 16th
 

Pricing

Class

Member

Non-Member

Beginning Topper

$335.00

$385.00

Intro to Singlehanded Sailing

$335.00

$385.00

AM Racing

$285.00

$330.00

PM Racing

$285.00

$330.00

 

Discounts

Members

When registering, please include your member number for the child or grandchild (found on gate card). Membership will be verified.

Coupons

All Day Sailing ($20 Discount), applied automatically
Use of Own Boat (10% off): OWNBOAT
Siblings (10% off): SIBLING

Novice Topper

Recommended Age 9+ No experience required, sailing levels 1-2. Eight year olds are occasionally allowed with prior experience.  Entry Level class for primarily beginning sailors. This class is taught in Toppers and emphasizes knowledge of the boat, rigging, basics of sailing, water safety and building confidence in boat handling on all points of sail.

Swimming proficiency is required. Students must be able to demonstrate the ability to swim two lengths of the swimming pool, unassisted and without the use of flotation devices.  

Sailing Levels:

Level 1 Young Novice:

Ages 8-10 that are relatively new to sailing.  Learning the essentials of sailing. Some skills taught will be to pass a swim test, right a capsized boat, tie a variety of knots, three ways to tell where the wind is coming from, Use and understand hand signals on the water, name points of sail and rigging and de-rigging boats.  On the water skills taught will be Follow the leader, sail a figure 8 course, sail a triangle course, sail to the dock safely, Tack and jybe and learn how to get out of irons.  These classes will have a student to adult ratio of 5 to 1 or less. 

Level 2 Novice

Ages 9-16 that are relatively new to sailing. May have taken a sailing class before but still working on skippering the boat back to the club, docking, being able to sail upwind and adjust to the various wind conditions.  Pass a man overboard recovery, learn basic right of way rules. After showing instructors that they are sufficient at sailing around a course in tradewinds as a skipper and a crew, rigging and de-rigging, safely and properly tacking and jybing, docking, tying the various knots then they are ready to be Level 3!

Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Introduction to Singlehanded Sailing

Age 9+ Experience required. Sailing levels 3-4. This class is for the sailor who is looking get involved with racing and is primarily taught in Toppers, Bics and El Toros. There will be an emphasis on boat handling skills and racing tactics.

Swimming proficiency is required. Students must be able to demonstrate the ability to swim two lengths of the swimming pool, unassisted and without the use of flotation devices. 

Sailing Levels:

Level 3 intermediate 

These sailors will be working on skippering a boat safely and proficiently.  They will be introduced to O'Pen Skiffs (Bics), El Toro's and possibly Lasers and 420's.  They must learn to properly rig and de-rig these boats. Learn how to steer the boat using their weight and sail trim, tacking and jybing correctly in up to 15 knots of wind. Learn how a start and a race works. Be able to use the hiking strap and sail "on the wind" for an upwind leg of the course.  Know how to read telltales and learn the five basic racing rules.

Level 4 Advanced intermediate

By now you are sailing in the local races such as the KYC Friday night fun races and are starting to sail in the HYSA events and other local races. You are comfortable sailing in 15 knots without too much assistance.  You know how to find the favored end of the starting line and are getting better at roll tacking and sailing wind shifts correctly upwind and down.  You can tack and jybe with out much issue in up to 15 knots of wind.

Saturday: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

AM/PM Racing

Age 9+ Experience Required. Sailing levels 4-6. This is for the Junior who understands the basic fundamentals of sailing, including: rigging, points of sail, docking and terminology. Sailors must be competent in capsize recovery and able to sail a boat by themselves. Focus will be on training for upcoming regattas. Sailing with be in El Toros, Open Bics, Lasers, FJs, 29ers, and/or 420s (depending on what regatta the Junior is training for). 

Swimming proficiency is required. Students must be able to demonstrate the ability to swim two lengths of the swimming pool, unassisted and without the use of flotation devices. 

Sailing Levels:

Level 4 Advanced intermediate

By now you are sailing in the local races such as the KYC Friday night fun races and are starting to sail in the HYSA events and other local races. You are comfortable sailing in 15 knots without too much assistance.  You know how to find the favored end of the starting line and are getting better at roll tacking and sailing wind shifts correctly upwind and down.  You can tack and jybe with out much issue in up to 15 knots of wind.

Level 5 Advanced

You have gone to events and have placed in the top three in an event with more then three people!  You are starting to enjoy the racing circuit and can handle a full sized El Toro and Bic sail in 15 knots of wind.  You enjoy the challenge of heavier winds and the thrill of going fast and learning the finite skills such as low speed start maneuvering, surfing waves, using the spinnaker on the 420, trapezing and competing with the KYC race team at regattas!

Level 6 Expert!

You are able to skipper and crew in 420's and have competed in events with a trapeze and spinnaker.  You are able to sail boats in over 15 knots of wind and feel comfortable.  You enjoy helping others by showing them to properly rig and instructing on and off the water.  You are starting to do qualifying regattas and traveling to the mainland for National events.  If you are sailing double-handed boats you have a steady partner.  You can sail the 29er and recover from capsizing on your own even with the spinnaker up.  You or your crew can tight reach with the spinnaker and on the trapeze.  You know the rules of sailing and show good sportsmanship and seamanship!  Congrats if you make it this far in sailing!  You will make lifelong friends all over the country and even the world.  Sailing can be addicting and turn into a life long sport and lifestyle!

El Toro/O'Pen Bic Focused - Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lasers/420 Focused - Saturday: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.