Long Beach Yacht Club

Junior Summer Sailing 2017

Summer Kick-Off Party

Friday June 16th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Come and meet the coaches and enjoy a pool side BBQ to kick our summer program off! The summer sailing staff will be on hand to introduction themselves and answer questions about the LBYC Sailing programs. Please RSVP at the LBYC Front Desk: 562.598.9401 or frontdesk@lbyc.org

LBYC Staff

LBYC staff’s 10-12 summer sailing instructors for the duration of our summer program. Our Instructors are US Sailing Level 1 and CPR/First Aid Certified. We also staff a state of California Credentialed Teacher to run our Sea Otter Class.  

What Students Will Receive

  1. All participants will receive the annual summer sailing t-shirt. Additional apparel is available for additional purchase.
  2. A certificate of course completion.

Participation Requirements

  • Be an LBYC member or member guest
  • Pass a relatively easy swim test on the first day of each session
  • Wear a properly fitting US Coast Guard approved life jacket at all times

Registration

  1. LBYC is an exclusive members only sailing program
  2. Early registration (Save $50) opens March 31st
  3. Early registration ends April 30th
  4. Cancellation/Changes must be submitted to Jessg@lbyc.org
  5. CHANGES will be accommodated based on availability

Refund Policy

  • Prior to May 1st will granted a full refund
  • Cancellations on or after May 1st will receive a 50% refund

SUMMER SCHEDULE

MORNING CLASSES

Session Dates Fee
Kick it up a Knot: Sailing Fitness
Session 1 June 19 to July 1 $125
Session 2 July 17 to August 4 $100
Full Session June 19 to August 4 $200
Sea Otter Class
Session 1 June 19 to July 14 $550
Session 2 July 17 to August 4 $425
Full Session June 19 to August 4 $875
Novice Sailing Class
Session 1 June 19 to July 14 $550
Session 2 July 17 to August 4 $425
Full Session June 19 to August 4 $875
Returning Novice Class
Session 1 June 19 to July 14 $550
Session 2 July 17 to August 4 $425
Full Session June 19 to August 4 $875
Intro to Sabot C3 Racing
Session 1 June 19 to July 14 $550
Session 2 July 17 to August 4 $425
Full Session June 19 to August 4 $875
FJ Cruiser’s Class
Session 1 June 19 to July 14 $550
Session 2 July 17 to August 4 $425
Full Session June 19 to August 4 $875

AFTERNOON CLASSES

Session Dates Fee
Intro to Sabot C3 Racing
Session 1 June 19 to July 14 $550
Session 2 July 17 to August 4 $425
Full Session June 19 to August 4 $875
Sabot C2 & C3 Racing
Full Session June 19 to August 4 $900
Sabot A, B, C1 Racing
Full Session June 19 to August 4 $950
PM CFJ Racing Class
Session 1 June 19 to July 14 $550
Session 2 July 17 to August 4 $425
Full Session June 19 to August 4 $950
FJ Explorer Class
Session 1 June 19 - July 14 $550
Session 2 July 17 - August 4 $425
Full Session June 19 - August 4

CLASSES

MORNING CLASSES

Kick it up a Knot: Sailing Fitness

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am – 8:45 am

Our Newest Class! Start your morning off right. Get the blood flowing and adrenaline pumping with our Kick it up a Knot Fitness program. Aimed to take our Corinthians and teach them the importance of staying fit. We’ll run weekly progression reports to show strength and stamina improvement so we can track all our results. We will run 2 or 3 age groups with age specific condition drills crafted by certified personal trainers. Take your sailing ability and Kick it up a Knot!

Prerequisite: All Ages!

Sea Otter Class

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our #1 seller!! This class opens the world of Sailing, Safety, Yacht Club environment and FUN to your 5-7 year olds. The Sea Otter class teaches young sailors basic terms, concepts and on-water experience in a safe and fun environment.  The class will be split into three subgroups that will rotate from classroom, to swim lessons and sailing time.  Swim lessons will only be Tuesday thru Friday.  This class helps kids become familiar with water safety, experience the feel of sailing and get comfortable around the Yacht Club.

Prerequisite: Ages 5 - 7

Novice Sailing Class

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our Classic Learn to Sail Course! The Novice class is designed for first time sailors.  Novices will learn to sail solo while learning the fundamentals of rigging, boat handling, points of sail, safety and seamanship.  By the end of each session sailors will be able to sail around a set course demonstrating upwind, reach and downwind abilities.  Each child must provide a Sabot or Opti ready to sail on the first day of class.  Limited charters are available.

Prerequisite: Ages 7 - 12

Returning Novice Class

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This Returning Novice Class is otherwise known as Pre-C3 or Advanced Beginner. This class is ideal for the sailor who has not been on the water since last summer and wants to build confidence before being introduced to the competitive sailing scene. Sailors will learn the racing rules, as well as basic sail trim and boat handling.  This class is also great for Novice Graduates who have moved on to C3’s, but still prefer to sail in the morning session.  Each child must provide a Sabot or Opti ready to sail on the first day of class.  Limited charters are available.

Prerequisite: Must have completed Novice class or obtain Directors approval

Intro to Sabot C3 Racing

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This Into to Sabot C3 Racing Class is designed for sailor ready for racing but either have schedule conflicts for afternoon sailing or they are aren’t quite ready for the breeze. Sailors will learn the racing rules, race course navigation, starting sequences and tactics and strategy. Sailor are encouraged to race in Beach to Bay, Tuesday Twilights, C Championship and other travel regattas in Southern California.

Prerequisite: Must have completed Returning Novice class or obtain Directors approval

FJ Cruiser’s Class

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

$50 Charter fee for use of Club owned CFJ’s included

Our FASTEST growing Class!! This class is designed to teach young adults the basics of sailing in a non-competitive, social setting.  This can serve as the perfect class of younger sailors to experience double-handed sailing while still participating in afternoon sabot sailing. The class will cover basic boat handling, sailing terminology, cruising safety, sailing tactics and the basic rules or racing.  

Prerequisite: Ages 10 and up

AFTERNOON CLASSES

Intro to Sabot C3 Racing

Monday – Friday, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This Into to Sabot C3 Racing Class is designed for sailor ready for racing but either have schedule conflicts for afternoon sailing or they are aren’t quite ready for the breeze. Sailors will learn the racing rules, race course navigation, starting sequences and tactics and strategy. Sailor are encouraged to race in Beach to Bay, Tuesday Twilights, C Championship and other travel regattas in Southern California.

Preresquite: Must have completed Returning Novice class or obtain Directors approval

Sabot C2 & C3 Racing

Monday - Friday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This class is designed for those sailors who want to race. These sailors should be novice graduates who are big enough to handle the breezier Long Beach afternoons. Sailors will work on adjusting to sailing in moderate to heavy breeze, which is typical of afternoon sailing in our area. This class will be divided into two groups (C3's and C2's) after the first two days.  This class will cover race tactics, sail trim, boat handling skills and the Racing Rules of Sailing. All sailors in this class will be encouraged to participate in the Tuesday Night Twilights, Wednesday Alamitos Bay Fleet (ABF) races and all recommended travel regattas.

Preresquite: Past regatta experience and focus to attend multiple events in summer

Sabot A, B, C1 Racing

Monday – Friday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This class is designed for sailors who want to focus on a strong performance at Sabot Nationals. Sailors are introduced to the physics of racing sailboats. Practice will focus on using sail controls, body weight, teamwork and sail theory to make their boat go faster through drills.  Sailors will participate in weekly Tuesday Night Twilights and Alamitos Bay Fleet (ABF) races.  Sailors are also expected to travel to regattas outside of class to prepare for a strong finish at Jr. Sabot Nationals.  

Preresquite: Must be A, B or C1 sailor who plans to attend Sabot Nationals

PM CFJ Racing Class

Monday - Friday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

$50 Charter fee for use of Club owned CFJ’s included

Minimum of 6 sailors must register in order to have a class!!

This program is designed to teach young adults everything from the basics to advance racing in a double-handed dinghy.  This class will focus on sailing techniques in the windy afternoon breezes of Long Beach. LBYC club owned CFJ’s will be provided for this class (Charter fee included). More inexperienced sailors will likely spend much of their time in the crewing position.  A big consideration is coming to class with a set sailing partner! A minimum of 6 sailors is required to have a class.

Preresquite: Must be a C1 or higher (or obtain Director Approval) ages 12 and up

FJ Explorer Class

Monday - Friday, 1:00 am - 4:00 pm

$50 Charter fee for use of Club owned CFJ’s included

Minimum of 6 sailors must register in order to have a class!!

Our newest Class! This is similar to our morning FJ Cruiser class but with the fun of the afternoon breeze. Can also be a good way to bundle with an morning class and spend all day at the yacht club sailing! Sailors will learn all the sailing basics along with destination sails, simple navigation and field trips. This is a class all about having fun sailing with friends without the competition. A big consideration is coming to class with a set sailing partner! A minimum of 6 sailors is required to have a class. More information coming…..

Preresquite: Ages 10 and up

OUR BOATS

SOLING


The Soling is a 27 foot keel boat. Formally the Olympic Class keelboat the Soling is a very stable keel boat ideal for our younger sailors while also has the feature of a Spinnaker for our older racers. LBYC owns a fleet of 6 Solings.

CFJ


The CFJ is the local High School doublehanded dinghy of choice. Can be sailed with or without a spinnaker. Weight range 220-300 lbs combined. Between LBYC and the Long Beach Sea Scouts we own a fleet of 12 CFJ’s.

OPTIMIST


The Optimist (Opti) is an 8 foot learn to sail and racing dinghy. Easy to manage and fun to sail!

NAPLES SABOT


The Naples Sabot is an 8 foot learn to sail and racing dinghy. The sabot originated from our very own Naples Island here in Long Beach! Weight range: 45-135 lbs.