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BYC Junior Sailing Program

Sail Camps for 2022


Bremerton Yacht Club is stepping up its Junior Sail program to offer even more camps this year!  There will be four week-long full-day camps for Teens aged 12 to 16 (or over 115 lbs) and for Youth aged 8 to 12.  The BYC Junior Sail program will be supported by three US Sailing certified instructors.


Our sail camps are a fun place to learn safety, sailing and boat handling skills, and respect for the marine environment. Sailing is a lifelong sport that develops motor skills while building self-confidence and teamwork on the water.  Our sail camps are open to the public for ages 8 to 16.  Scholarships are available for participation in BYC sail camps for families who demonstrate financial need. See our scholarship application for details.

Youth Sailing Photos

Youth Sail Camps

Ages 8 - 12, or

Under 115 pounds

Youth sailing with BYC is designed for maximum fun and comfort of new sailors while building skills. The curriculum is balanced with skill building activities along with age appropriate games. The goal of our program is to help youth become competent sailors and to build confidence through the sport.

Sailboats: Dewitt Dinghies

Skills covered:

  • Basic sailing maneuvers  - tack, gybe, steer and trim
  • Basic vocabulary and sailing concepts - points of sail, parts of the boat 
  • Basic seamanship skills - rigging, knot tying, equipment care

Teen Sail Camps

Ages 12 - 16, or

Over 115 pounds

Our Teen Sailing program is designed specifically for sailors ages 12-16. The program focuses on building sailing skills along with teamwork and camaraderie.

Curriculum is designed at a faster pace than our Youth program, and concepts are covered more in depth for older sailors. No boating or sailing experience is required for this course. If COVID-19 restrictions allow, this program will take place in double-handed boats and teach both crew and skipper skills. 

Sailboats: Laser 2

Full Day Youth Sail Camp
Cost $350 Per Student for 1 Week

Youth Camp Teen Camp
 August 1 - 5 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM 
August 8 - 12 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
August 15 - 19 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM   9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
August 22 - 26 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM


10% discounts available for family of BYC Members.

Scholarships available based on financial need.



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