Junior Sailing Camp 2020 at Echo Bay Yacht Club

See Covid 19 changes below

2 Week Full Day and Half Day Sailing Camp

Monday - Friday

(including holidays)

July 13 - 24    FULL

July 27 - August 8  FULL

August 10 - 21  FULL

Port Sailing has offered our very popular Junior Sailing Camp for over 15 years and our 2-week program is ideal both experienced and novice sailors. The Junior Sailing program is hosted at Echo Bay Yacht club on Echo Island which is accessible from the sailing school office at the New Rochelle Marina. 

2020 Covid 19 Changes. All Junior Sailors and Instructors must wear a nylon buff/neck gaiter as a face cover and sun protection. The cover is worn around the neck and is easily cleaned daily by the parents. Buffs are available through the sailing school for $20 or other retailers. All sailors and staff members will have their temperature checked by thermal thermometer daily and will be sent home if a fever is determined. Social distancing is required, total enrollment is limited to 25 per session. Sailing groups by age or experience will be created by staff members to limit interaction. All activities on the water and at lunch are outdoors by groups. One Instructor is assigned to a group of no greater than 5 Junior Sailors. Please advise us of any health issues in your family and understand that contact tracing will be used to ensure the safety of all. COVID 19 detailed procedures available by request email info@portsailing.com

Located in the protected Echo Bay of New Rochelle, we have over 15 boats available for our junior sailors to sail. This includes Optimist, Bic Open, Pixels, and Sonar boats.

Please bring a life jacket, water, sunscreen, a hat and wear water shoes or flip flops.

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.

Full Day Program
(9 am to 4 pm)

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, Pixel, and Sonar boats.  Dinghy sailing takes place in the protected area of the bay around five islands park.  Instructors coach students form a motorboat and float. Bring your lunch and a vest type life jacket.

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.

Fee $1,195

Skipper's Program (Half Day)
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). This is a rain or shine program. 
This is a rain or shine program. Must commit to a two-week program.



Fee $597.50

Counselor in Training (CIT)

Ages 15 and older


This program is open to students 15 years of age or older with three years prior sailing experience. Completion of ASA, YRA or US Sailing certification program is a plus. Applicants should have prior sailing experience on boats greater than 15 foot in length. Persons entering this program are preparing to become a Junior Sailing Instructor. Applicants should be mature, responsible and demonstrate leadership skills. 


During the program applicants will complete the NY State Safe Boating Program, CPR and First Aid training. This is a great gateway to a future position teaching sailing at camps, yacht clubs and sailing schools. All CITs are supervised and mentored by a Port Sailing instructor.


This is limited program requiring an interview. Port Sailing does not guarantee future employment. 

While we encourage a fun environment, safety is our main concern & life jackets must be worn while on or near the water. .

Call for further details

914 355 5400

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...or come for a visit!

New Rochelle

Port Sailing School

22 Pelham Road

New Rochelle, NY 10801


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