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Jr. Fleet Notice Board

Updated 01/23/2015

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Junior Fleet

Our Mission

The Mission of the Eastport Yacht Club Jr. Fleet is to support a Learn-to-Sail program that teaches student the basics of boathandling, seamanship, safety, and sportsmanship. The program strives to develop competence and confidence in our sailors in a safe and fun learning environment.

Our sailing lessons, offered to kids ages 5-15 and adults 16 and up, are taught by US Sailing Certified instructors with First Aid and CPR training. 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 time and on the- water time, classes are designed to teach the basic skills of sailing to beginners and to help hone the skills of more advanced students. The EYC Learn-to-Sail Program uses three types of boats: the Optimist Dinghy, Open Bic, and the Club FJ! Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions.

Who can take our classes?

The program is open to EYC member’s and nonmember’s children ages 5-15. Our Adult program is open to students ages 16 and up. Registration is limited, and is on a first come basis. Class sizes are limited. Priority will be given to EYC members and nonmembers that have been in our program in a previous session/year.

Junior Calendar

Tue Mar 17 @ 4:00PM - 06:30PM
High School Sailing
Mon Apr 13 @ 4:00PM - 06:30PM
After School Sailing
Sat Apr 18 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Accelerated Safe Powerboating Class
Sat May 02 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Safe Powerboating Class
Sat Jun 13 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Safe Powerboating Class
Mon Jun 22 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Junior Program Instructor Week
Sun Jun 28 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
Adult Sailing - Intermediate
Mon Jun 29 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Junior Sailing Classes
Mon Jun 29 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM
Opti Tots
Wed Jul 01 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Adult Sailing - Beginner