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BYC Junior Sailing Program

Sail Camps for 2021

Bremerton Yacht Club has partnered with GHYC Junior Sail to bring you an even better junior sail program this year! GHYC Junior Sail has built a tremendously successful program in the Gig Harbor and Tacoma areas and brings leadership and two US Sailing certified instructors to the BYC program.

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 18.  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 13 - 18, or

Over 115 pounds

Our Teen Sailing program is designed specifically for sailors ages 13-18. 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

Cost for both Youth and Teen Sail Camps is $295 per student.

Discounts available for family of BYC Members.

Scholarships available based on financial need.


Three week-long sessions will be held for both Youth and Teen age groups.
Camp each day will run Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Youth Camp Teen Camp
August 9 - 13 Session Y1 Session T1
August 16 - 20 Session Y2 Session T2
August 23 - 27 Session Y3 Session T3

Registration is now Closed.

COVID Response
Check here for updates about our COVID-19 Response Plan

Scholarship Application
Scholarships are available for participation in the BYC Junior Sail Camp for families who demonstrate financial need.

Donate to Junior Sail Scholarship Fund
If you would like to contribute to the BYC Junior Sail Scholarship Fund, please click here for more information.