Learn to Sail and Powerboat the Fun Way!
Junior Fleet Mission Statement
The Mission of the Eastport Yacht Club Jr. Fleet is to support a Learn-to-Sail and Learn-to-Boat program that teaches student the basics of boat handling, seamanship, safety, and sportsmanship. The program strives to develop competence and confidence in our sailors in a safe and fun learning environment.
EYC offers sailing lessons to kids ages 6-15 and adults 16 and up. US Sailing Certified instructors with First Aid and CPR training teach all classes. The EYC program emphasizes safety, learning, and foremost FUN, by teaching sailing, seamanship, navigational skills, plus an introduction to racing. Our program helps participants develop self-reliance, self-regulation, sportsmanship, knowledge and respect for the environment while ensuring boating safety awareness. With a combination of classroom and on the- water time, classes are designed to teach the basic skills of sailing and boating to beginners and to help hone the skills of more advanced students. The EYC Learn-to-Sail and Boat Program uses the following types of boats: Optimist, Sunfish, Club FJ, J-22, kayak, paddleboard, and Boston whaler.
Who Can Take Our Classes?
The EYC program is open to members and nonmember kids and adults. Registration is on a first come basis with limited class sizes. Priority is given to members, as well as non-members who have been in our program before.
Fees and Discounts
In addition to our tuition, there is an EYC non-member fee of $65 per season, which includes additional family member taking the lessons. Early Bird Discount (before March 15, 2017) is $20.
We refund 100% for cancellations 30 days prior to the start date and 50% refund if cancelled less than 30 days. We make exceptions for family emergencies.
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