Summer Camps Will starting in phase 3 of the Washington phased reopening plan.
Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle offers sailing camps to children of all abilities. Whether you want your little one to enjoy his or her first time on the water or your seasoned sailor wants to get involved in racing, CYC offers a fun, safe way for your child to enjoy sailing.
COVID policies, as of June 25, 2020
Finalized COVID POLICIES will be provide to parents within 5 days of the start of sailcamp
-instruct parents to contact us if campers test positive for COVID up to 2 weeks after camps have ended
-masks are required when off the water (buffs will be provided)
-participants to maintain social distance of 6 ft from others whenever possible
-camps will stay separated throughout the day
-Space boats on dock
-Chalk talks and lunches will be held outside if possible
-Pick up and drop off locations will be spread out in space or in time.
-campers or staff will be sent home if they show symptoms or if they are exposed to a positive case
-campers or staff may only return after 2 weeks of no symptoms or a negative covid test
-all campers’ and staffs' temperature will be taken before each day at camp
-contact all participates/instructors who may have been exposed to the virus
-handwashing will be required before eating, after using the bathroom, or after coughing, sneezing, etc.
-campers will have the same boats, rigs and partners throughout the week.
-wenever possible partners will be siblings, close friends, or otherwise have contact outside of camp (we want to minimize the number of pairs who would not otherwise come into close contact outside of camp).
-the same instructors and volunteers will run each camp for its entire length whenever possible
-Hand washing stations on docks and near class locations
BEFORE/AFTER CAMP AND BEFORE/AFTER LUNCH:
-paper towel dispensers and hand dryers
-borrowed equipment (i.e. lifejackets)
-Boats/rigging/sails (especially if the race team is practicing that day)
Registration for 2020 camps is open now. Click the links in this chart or scroll down for information about each camp level.
Due to changes in many folks schedules, classes that were previously full now have openings, and other classes are now completely booked. Please click on the word "calendar" at the top of the page to search for availabilities.
Beginner Opti 1 and 2 - Learning to Sail
This camp introduces kids to the basics of sailing a small boat by putting them in the driver’s seat of an Opti sailboat. An Opti is a very stable boat with one sail so it is ideal for beginners. The main focus of this repeatable camp is the development of basic skills for a strong sailing foundation. Beginner 1 is a good fit for brand new sailors and Beginner 2 is good for returning beginning sailors.
No experience necessary
Intermediate Opti - Developing Independent Skills
This camp is a good fit for sailors who have had several weeks of previous sailing camps. Increasingly advanced concepts are introduced, the goal by the end of camp is to have all sailors comfortable sailing both upwind and downwind in medium breeze.
Prerequisite: Two or three weeks of Beginner Opti (or equivalent)
Once your child has completed the intermediate class or equivalent, they should talk to an instructor about further sailing opportunities, including our race team. Additional coaching and regattas are very low-cost.
Advanced Opti – Introduction to Racing
Sailors who join this camp will be introduced to the basics of racing sailboats and basic racing rules. Sailors who complete this course will be eligible for additional coaching opportunities and attendance at Regattas. Participants must be able to sail an Opti successfully upwind and downwind in breeze up to 10 knots, and tack and jibe correctly.
Prerequisite: Intermediate Opti (or equivalent)
Sailing for older youth – Vanguard-15s
If your child has outgrown an Opti, they can now learn to sail with an experienced sailor on a Vanguard 15 (V15). V15s are two handed, two sail boats. An experienced youth will be at the helm and provide individual instruction to your youth. A certified instructor will be on a support boat to provide assistance and additional instruction. Sign up for several weeks and your child will be a good enough sailor, they could join the racing team!
Prerequisite: 12 and older, no experience necessary
All instructors are U.S. Sailing certified and CPR/First Aid trained, have a Washington Boater safety card and have passed a WA State background check. Many have years of personal sailing and teaching experience and some have raced on their college teams. There will also be Junior assistants, experienced sailors under 18 who are on CYC’s racing team who support the lead instructor and can provide individual instruction to struggling sailors.
Registrations that are canceled due to COVID will be issued a full refund. Refunds will be prorated if a class has started and is cancelled mid-week, due to COVID. Registrations canceled within 4 weeks of the first day of class will be refunded only if CYC is able to fill the vacated spot, less a $25 processing fee. Refunds will be prorated if a class has started and is cancelled mid-week, due to COVID. CYC reserves the right to cancel programs that do not meet the minimum number of participants or other COVID impacts.