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Junior Sailing

Inspiring Young Sailors since 1950

The TAYC Junior Sailing Program has not only inspired new sailing interests but also generations of sailors who have learned to sail and return to teach at TAYC. Our program has prepared sailors who have gone on to collegiate and international sailing careers, and it carries a successful history at regattas on the Chesapeake Bay (and beyond).

From basic seamanship to competitive racing, our mission is to provide quality instruction to young people within a safe learning environment and instill a lifelong passion for sailing.


The Race Team and Club Team sailors have the opportunity to attend home regattas and travel to regattas around the Chesapeake Bay region.  TAYC will host two junior regattas this summer, the TAYC Eastern Shore Invitational and the TAYC Junior Regatta. 

Program Dates & Hours - 2024

The 2024 TAYC Junior Sailing Program runs for a total of eight weeks, June 17 - August 9. Beginner, Club Team and Race Team classes are held Monday-Friday 9am - 3pm and are available in 2-8 week sessions. Introduction to Sailing is held Monday-Friday 9am - 12pm and is available in 1 week sessions. 

Registration is open!

2024 Course Descriptions

2024 Price List

2024 Director and Coaching Staff

Please take the time to review our Parents Handbook

to find out what your child needs to be prepared

for class each day as well as lots more info.

  • Check-In/Drop Off begins at 8:30am. Parents may not leave junior sailors unattended before 8:30am and must pick up sailors promptly at 3:00pm.
  • Many sailors return to camp for the Wednesday Night Junior Race Series.
  • Race Teams may return later than 3pm depending on regatta locations.

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You do not have to be a member of TAYC for your child to participate in the junior sailing program.  J-TAYC Membership is required for all sailors who are not already members of TAYC.  The cost of J-TAYC membership is $50.00 per Child.  J-TAYC members receive a house account for billing of Jr. Sailing program fees as well as food and drink during camp and Jr. Sailing events like Wednesday night races and the Awards Banquet.  (This requirement does not apply to grandchildren of TAYC members because all fees are charged to the member’s account.)

Boat Rental

TAYC encourages racing families to purchase their own boats for the sailors' use. However, the club has a limited number of Optimists & C420s available to rent. Rentals are on a first come, first served basis upon the club's receipt of a completed rental agreement. For C420 Rentals, pricing is per sailor.

Rental Fees:

  • Opti -  $200 per week
  • C420 -  $200 per week, per sailor

Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing a boat and we will attempt to help you find the right boat!

Please note: Your registration is not final until all forms and payments are completed, you will be charged at the proper tuition rate given the date that you electronically complete all of your required forms and full payment has been made. **Registrations with missing forms and/or payments will be canceled on 6/10. **

- Program Shirts are not guaranteed to those who register after 6/1.

There will be no camp on July 4th or 5th, classes that week will be pro-rated to reflect the observance of the July 4th holiday.

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