Monterey Peninsula Yacht club has a deep commitment in promoting junior sailing. It is the home club of the Monterey Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation and the highly popular Summer Sailing Camp for juniors. MPYC youth sailing teams compete throughout California and the club is the frequent host of high school and junior sailing regattas. Our Junior Program actively works to encourage young peoples’ interest and skills in sailing. The club sponsors a variety of activities for junior members that range from local races and fun sails to inter-club challenges with other junior groups.
MPYC has an active junior sailing program for students in grades 6-12. Our Junior Teams practice from August until May. High School team members may compete at regattas throughout the state. As a public service, the club runs an annual summer sailing camp for boys and girls ages 8 to 17.
The junior program at MPYC strives to produce active, self-motivated, and competent sailors; many of whom continue to sail throughout their college career and beyond. Children, grandchildren and other young sailors known to members are encouraged to inquire about sailing team activities through the junior advisor.
Junior Sailing Mission
The mission of the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program is to develop knowledgeable junior sailors with a life-long love for the sport of sailing.
The primary goals of the MPYC Junior Sailing program are to develop:
- a love of sailing
- sportsmanship, integrity, and interpersonal skills
- respect for the sea and the elements
- safety and seamanship skills
- responsibility for boats and equipment
- a welcoming and safe context in which students want to participate
- environment and training both for those who want to compete and those who do not