For more than 20 years, the Keyport Yacht Club’s Junior Sailing Program has been providing fun and safe sailing lessons to children who are 8-17 years old. The goal of the program is to teach young students to handle small boats safely and have fun on the water. The Junior Sailing program follows the US Sailing Standardized course of instruction and instructors have been certified under the US Sailing Level 1 or Level 2 instructor programs.
Our premier sailing program teaches more than sailing skills, it teaches teamwork, sportsmanship, self-reliance and confidence — skills and experiences that will benefit our program participants for a lifetime! The fact that many of our junior sailors return year after year demonstrates just how fun and rewarding the experience can be. Many of our junior sailors go on to become sailing instructors, participate in high school and college sailing programs, or continue to build their racing skills by crewing on the club’s own race teams.
The Junior Sailing program is open to the public and boats are provided. Weekday and Saturday programs run for seven weeks. The program includes both on water and on shore lessons from certified sailing instructors about boat handling and safety, sail trim and navigation, boat maintenance and rigging, and racing tactics. Junior sailors interested in developing racing skills and discovering their competitive side can participate in junior sailing regattas at neighboring yacht clubs.
For more information about the Junior Sailing Program, contact Wayne Woerner at JuniorSailing@keyportyachtclub.com or call 732-739-0727.
Please use the appropriate links below for information or to register for the 2018 Junior Sailing Programs:
Click here for photos of the 2018 Junior Sailing Regatta courtesy of George Reiner
KYC JUNIOR SAILORS
JUNIOR SAILING 2016 REGATTA
420 fleet winners Gabby Woerner & Hank Gittines - 4 for 4!
Old Orchard Race Regatta Race 1 Regatta Race 2 Regatta Race 3 Regatta Race 4 Regatta Race 5