Online Registration

Thank you for visiting.  Online Registration will open on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

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Admission Requirements

Minimum Age /Swimming Ability:
 

Our program accepts children between 8 and 16 years old (A student’s age on December 31, 2018) shall be considered his/her age for the program). Basic swimming skills are a requirement. Each child will be given a swim test at the beginning of each session.
 

Safety Inspection:
 

 All privately owned boats must pass our safety inspection during the week before camp begins

Register Early
 
 Enrollment is limited to 40 boys and girls per session between the ages of 8 and 16 years old. If you don’t have your own boat, Huguenot Yacht Club has a limited number of boats available for charter on a first-come, first-served basis.

Boats

Sailors typically start in an Optimist dinghy, which is the largest youth sailing class in the world. The "Opti” is safe, stable and easy to rig. Each child will sail his or her own boat. Intermediate and advanced Opti sailors can compete in regattas at HYC and other yacht clubs if they wish.

For sailors that are more advanced, we offer the Laser for singlehanded sailing and the RS Feva as a two person boat. Laser sailors must be 14 years old and weigh 110 lbs to compete in regattas. They can, however, start with a smaller sail. The Laser – an Olympic Class dinghy – is sailed by youths and adults and is one of the most popular sailboats in the world.

The Feva is a two person boat, suitable for children 12 years and up – offers a mainsail, jib and spinnaker. On the Feva, the kids will learn teamwork and multi-sail handling. It offers great training and racing experience for sailors who are ready to move up from an Opti.

Age & Weight Requirements for Eligibility in JSA Events

Age Range
# of Sailors
Weight
Optimal Height
Optimist
8-15
1
less than 140 lb.
5' 7" or less
RS Feva
12-16
2
175-260 lb. combined
5' 9" or less
Laser Radial
14 minimum
1
110 minimum
no limits

   
 Optimal height more of a general guideline rather than a hard and fast rule.  Other factors such as age, weight, agility, and skill will be more important.