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CLYC Sailing School



Welcome to the 2019 Cedar Lake Yacht Club Sailing School website. We are looking forward to a very fun summer and hope that you will come and join us.
Information for youth Sailing School for 2019
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Junior Sailors
Sailing Camps
If your kids are new to sailing, we would recommend that they try one of our "Sailing Camps". They are designed to be fun, relaxed classes where the kids have a great first experience sailing. Each of the classes will be primarily taught in X boats and possibly a day in Optimist Dinghys. These boats provide great platforms for teaching young sailors the basics of sailing.  Each X boat will have an instructor onboard with two to three students. This will help students gain confidence in their skills while preparing them to continue on with another sailing class or a crewing position.  Class size is limited to 10 students. Sailboats are provided. All you need to bring is a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket. CLYC membership is not required for these classes. (Recommended Age 6-15)
Camp 1  June 3,4,6,7            5:00pm - 7:30pm
Camp 2 June 10,11,13,14     5:00pm - 7:30pm
Camp 3 June 17-21               8:00am - 9:30 am
Camp 4 June 27, July 11,18, August 1, 8 (Thursdays) 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Camp 5  August 5-8              9:00am - 11:30am       
Cost: $150 per class


Beginner Optis- Thursdays & Fridays either 9:30am - 11:30am or 12:00 - 2:00pm (June 20-August 8) no class on July 4,12, 25, 26, Aug 1.

Beginner Optis class is designed for first year or second year sailors to get them comfortable on the water. This is a fun, enjoyable class where the students are taught in Optimist Dinghys. They will be sailing primarily with one other student with the goal of getting them comfortable sailing on their own. This class is designed to help your child learn sailing safety, boat parts and rigging, along with terminology. They will learn how to steer, tack, and navigate the wind.  The goal is to enable them to get sailing around singlehanded and introduce them to a race course through M and M race nights that are held on Tuesday evenings.  Parents are required to stay on race nights. Limited boats are available for use on race nights, sharing may be required.  CLYC membership is not required for these classes.  Life jackets are required. Ages 7-12.

M&M race nights are Tuesdays at 5:30-7:00. June 25, July 2,9,16,23.

Students will not need their own boat for this course.  Please contact Heidi Vollmar for further info or with any questions.

Cost: $250

Opti Intermediate and Advanced Racers - Thursdays & Fridays 2:15pm - 4:30pm  (June 20-August 8) no class on July 4, 12, 25, 26. M&M race nights are Tuesdays at 5:30-7:00. June 25, July 2,9,16,23.
Once your sailor can sail around  (Up and downwind) singlehanded and wants to join in the fun of learning how to race, they are ready for the Intermediate/ Racers course. This intermediate course will focus on teaching your young sailor how to get around a race course and introduce them to racing rules.

The Advanced Racer course is focused on teaching racing skills and tactics. M and M race nights are held on Tuesday evenings are part of this class.  Parents are required to stay on race nights.
If your kids are able to sail singlehanded and ready to join the fun of racing, this is the course for them. CLYC junior membership is required for these classes. (Ages 7-12)

They will need their own boat for this course.  A CLYC $75 opti usage fee is an option at check out if you do not own your own boat.

Cost: $250

Please use the Google Groups for emailing information to the CLYC Juniors. If you are not currently getting emails, please sign up on Google or email Jeff Shabino. ( This list is the primary way of getting information out to all juniors on parties and other activities.

Contact for Jr. Sailing Programs                       
Jeff Shabino