The new Summer Sailing 2021 program consists of various single and multi-week sessions of sailing. Classes are split into half day sessions, Morning (9:00am - 12:00pm) and Afternoon (1:00pm - 4:00pm).
For more information, please contact the MPYC Junior Program Director at email@example.com
Please note that any and all classes are subject to change/cancellation with regards to new COVID-19 protocols. Additionally, some classes may require the wearing of face coverings while sailing. All sailors are required to wear face coverings while on the MPYC dock. Additional COVID-19 related protocols will be shared with registered participants before each session.
All registrations are managed through Regatta Network. Follow the links below for registration and availability.
MORNING CLASSES (9:00AM – 12:00PM)
Learn to Sail
Prerequisites: None! This is our introductory, learn-to-sail class for sailors 8-14 year old.
Description: This is our introductory sailing class geared towards first-time sailors and first-time program participants. Sailed in singlehanded dinghy sailboats, sailors gain hands on experience under the supervision of our instructors. This class teaches and builds on fundamental skills such as; rigging your boat, steering, body placement, sail trim, tacking/gybing, sail theory and much more!
• Session #1: June 21 – June 25
• Session #2: June 28 – July 3
• Session #3: July 5 – July 9
• Session #4: July 12 – July 16
Opti Development Team
Prerequisites: Completion of the MPYC Learn to Sail program or prior participation on the Opti Development Team. Alternatively, experience sailing in another program’s novice or intermediate sailing program would prepare you for the Opti Development team.
Description: The Optimist Development Team is meant to be a launchpad from the Learn to Sail class to the Racing Team. Sailors continue to build strong fundamentals such as; accurate steering, weight placement, sail trim, sailing on all points of sail and boat maintenance. Additionally, this class offers a light introduction to sailboat racing in a fun constructive manner! Sailors will spend their time “solo” in their Optimist.
• Session #1: July 19 – July 23
• Session #2: July 26 – July 30
AFTERNOON CLASSES (1:00PM – 4:00PM)
Advanced Race Team
Prerequisites: The Advanced Race Team is appropriate for active participants in the PCISA High School Sailing Program and those wanting to sail in regional regattas. Coaches approval will be required to participate on the Advanced Race Team.
Location: Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club
Description: This program is dedicated to sailors who are beyond entry level racing and are dedicated to improving their boat-handling and tactics. This includes experienced racers working towards a strong performance in local and regional regattas. Advanced boat handling, race tactics, course strategy and the Racing Rules of Sailing will be covered extensively. The goal of this class is to produce winning results at the highest level of youth sailing. Sailors in this class are expected to participate in summer regattas, including BAYS and High School programming off season.
• Session #1: June 21 – July 9 (3-weeks)
• Session #2: July 12 – July 30 (3-weeks)
Stillwater Yacht Club offers an Intermediate Race Team for junior sailors. To sign up for the Intermediate Race Team, please click here.
Scholarships for Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club Summer Sailing programs are generously underwritten by the Monterey Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation (MPYSF).
It is our hope that any child within the community who has a desire to participate in the sport of sailing will have an opportunity to do so, regardless of whether or not they feel they can afford it. Full and partial Scholarship awards will be based on several factors including but not limited to funds available, number of requests received and needs of the applicant/individual/family. If you would like to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org