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Youth Sailing Program

The Ithaca Yacht Club is committed to providing an excellent youth sailing program for children from 8 to 17 years of age.  Sailors are required to be competent swimmers, they must demonstrate the ability to swim 50 yards before engaging in the program.

Younger children sail single-handed Optimist dinghies then graduate to two-person 420's.  All training is done on Cayuga Lake within view of the Yacht Club.  Optional racing competition occurs at IYC and nearby sailing club.

420 sailboat



Weekly Sessions running from June 25-August 24, 2018

Sessions run each week throughout the summer and sailors are welcome to attend one session or join for multiple weeks and build their sailing skills over the season. Fees for Sailing or Racing programs are $300 per week (members) and $365 per week (non-members) for 1-week sessions, non-refundable. Copious details regarding the program and process of payment are found in the download PDF file.

Enrollment Incentive for Members Only:

  • Receive a $35 per week discount by enrolling your child for four (4) or more weeks (non-refundable, payment required before start of first desired session: $265/week).
  • Enroll more than one child per family and receive 10% off each additional sibling registration.

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