Welcome to the BYC Youth Sailing Program

Great News!!

Summer is near and the BYC is excited to announce that our summer programs are up and running! Check out the classes we are offering this year, as well as the race team for those interested in advancing their sailing skills. With our fleet based off the point of Zuanich park we are in the perfect location to hold a learn to sail program. Come watch your child’s progress from the shore and give them a summer experience they won’t forget!

Select the appropriate menu option above for a general overview of our Learn to Sail (LTS) summer camps or Race Team programs, LTS course descriptions, pricing information and LTS or Race Team registration forms. For your convenience we have also included direct links to register for Learn to Sail classes or the Youth Race Team below.

2021 Youth Learn to Sail Registration
2021 Race Team Registration

We look forward to your participation this summer!

Shea Walker
BYC Youth Sailing Director

We offer instruction in various sizes of dinghies matched to the ages of our participants.  We also offer a formal Keelboat Camp giving our youth sailors a taste of handling a larger keelboat. This course emphasizes boat handling and teamwork. Our Cruising Camp has been so popular that we now offer two Cruising Camps; a Beginner Cruising Camp and Advanced Cruising Camp for our more experienced students.

The BYC’s Youth Sailing Program provides kids ages of 8-18 the opportunity to learn sailing on Bellingham Bay from U.S. Sailing certified instructors. Membership in the BYC is not required to participate in the BYC’s youth sailing classes.

The Youth Sailing Program is very active and includes summer sailing and racing classes taught by US Sailing certified instructors, weekly dinghy racing, a Youth Club which sponsors many social activities and a youth fun room with a pool table, ping pong table, electric darts, air hockey table and a Foosball table.

In addition to our BYC Youth Race Team summer program, for youths interested in racing at the high school level, BYC is the primary sponsor of the Whatcom Community High School Sailing Team formed in 2008. For more information check the BYC Race Team links on this page.