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 2023 Junior Sailing Program
Harlem Yacht Club
City Island, Bronx, NY

Harlem Yacht Club
417 Hunter Avenue
Bronx, NY 10464







2 Week Full Day and Half Day Sailing Program

Monday - Friday

(including holidays)

June 26 - July 7, 2023   

July 10 - 21, 2023

July 24- Aug 4, 2023

The Junior Sailing program at Harlem is operated by Port Sailing School. This is the same popular program that has been offered in New Rochelle and Long Island for over 17 years. The 2-week program is ideal for both experienced and novice sailors. The Junior Sailing program at the Harlem Yacht Club is new and has (3) session dates for 2023. The club is easy to get to, located in the Bronx on City Island. Membership to the club is not required. This program requires a commitment by the parent and child to participate in a sport and learn to sail.

No refunds are available after June 15. 

Located just over the bridge in City Island 5.6 miles from our New Rochelle location. Westchester Bay provides protected waters to sail on. We have over 15 boats available for our junior sailors to sail. 



Full-Day Program

Program Fee $1035.00

HYC Member  Fee $935

9 am to 4 pm (Early Drop of available at 8:30 AM)

Ages 8 to 16  


This program is available for youths ages 8 through 16, for both beginner and experienced sailors. Students are grouped by age and/or experience. Small children learn to sail Optimist dinghies advancing to higher performance Open Bic boats.  Older children sail Open Bic, Zuma, and Pixel boats.  Dinghy sailing takes place in the protected area of the bay.  Instructors coach students from a motorboat and float. Bring your lunch, wear a neck gator and a vest-type life jacket. A swim test wearing a life jacket is required.

By the second week, our junior sailors will be racing their boats and performing other boat handling skills.

Other activities include rules of racing, plotting courses, reading charts, and anchoring.  

This is a rain or shine program. Must commit to a two-week program.


Skipper's Program (Half Day)
Program Fee $675.75 
9 am -12 noon
Ages 8 to 10  
This is an Optimist dinghy sailing program for the little guys both beginners or returning sailors. Beginners will learn to rig, capsizes, and sail their 8-foot Optimist sailing dinghy. Returning sailors can sail higher performance Open Bic boats. Bring a life jacket (vest type), wear a neck gator and swim suite. This is a rain or shine program. 
This is a rain or shine program. Must commit to a two-week program. A swim test wearing a life jacket is required.


Our Junior Sailing Instructors have an average of five years teaching sailing & are certified by US Sailing or the American Sailing Association. Each instructor strictly adheres to our curriculum to ensure a consistent and safe learning experience.

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