2017 Youth Sailing Course Schedule

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Course Info
  • New for this year! We now offer both half day (HD) and full day (FD) classes for Beginner Learn to Sail courses. We are also offering a pre-race Opti tune-up course as we are hosting the 2017 Northwest Opti District Championships in Bellingham.
  • Times for all class sessions are listed below the date for each class in the tables below.
  • Most of the classes are a full week in length. However, classes held during the weeks of July 19th and July 3rd and the Pre-USODA NW Championships Opti Camp are 4-day classes as noted below the price for the class.
  • Beginner and intermediate classes may be split by age group (participant numbers and instructor availability permitting).
  • Parents should plan on checking in students 15 minutes prior to the start of the class.
  • Check at the bottom of this page for applicable discounts, including a discount for BYC members and their immediate family members.
Scholarships

We realize that sailing is not the least expensive sport in which your child might choose to participate. We do have a limited number of scholarships available to those who qualify by being on the free-reduced lunch program through the school district. Please contact us if you qualify and pass this information to anyone who may be interested. We don’t want to turn anyone away from the sport because of financial burdens, so please let us know if you need help financially.

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Beginner Learn to Sail Courses
Note: (HD) = Half Day Class, (FD) = Full Day Class
Session Date/Time Description/Ages Capacity Price Status
BS-1 June 19-23 Beginner Learn to Sail (FD) 10 $285 Open
9am to 4pm 8 to 18 4-Days
BS-2 June 26-30 Beginner Learn to Sail (HD) 10 $190 Open
9am to 1pm 8 to 12
BS-3 June 26-30 Beginner Learn to Sail (HD) 10 $190 Open
2pm to 6pm 8 to 12
BS-4 July 3, 5-7 Beginner Learn to Sail (FD) 10 $250 Open
9am to 4pm 8 to 18 4-Days
BS-5 July 10-14 Beginner Learn to Sail (HD) 10 $190 Open
8am to 1pm 8 to 12
BS-6 July 10-14 Beginner Learn to Sail (HD) 10 $190 Open
2pm to 6pm 8 to 12
BS-7 July 17-21 Beginner Learn to Sail (FD) 10 $285 Open
9am to 4 pm 8 to 18
BS-8 July 24-28 Beginner Learn to Sail (FD) 10 $285 Open
9am to 4 pm 8 to 18
BS-9 July 31-Aug 4 Beginner Learn to Sail (HD) 10 $190 Open
8am to 1pm 8 to 12
BS-10 July 31-Aug 4 Beginner Learn to Sail (HD) 10 $190 Open
2pm to 6pm 8 to 12
BS-11 Aug 7-11 Beginner Learn to Sail (FD) 10 $285 Full
9am to 4 pm 8 to 18

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Intermediate Small Boat Sailing Courses
Note: Prerequisite for Intermediate Level Sailing is Beginner Learn to Sail Level 2 or equivalent experience.
Session Date/Time Description/Ages Capacity Price Status
IS-1 June 26-30 Intermediate Sailing 15 $285 Open
9am to 4 pm 8 to 18
IS-2 July 3,5-7 Intermediate Sailing 15 $250 Open
9am to 4 pm 8 to 18 4-Days
IS-3 July 10-14 Intermediate Sailing 15 $285 Open
9am to 4 pm 8 to 18
IS-4 July 17-21 Intermediate Sailing 15 $285 Open
9am to 4 pm 8 to 18
IS-5 July 24-28 Intermediate Sailing 15 $285 Open
9am to 4 pm 8 to 18
IS-6 Aug 14-18 Intermediate Sailing 15 $285 Full
9am to 4 pm 8 to 18

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Advanced Small Boat Sailing Courses
Note: Prerequisite for Advanced Level Sailing/Learn to Race is Intermediate Small Boat Sailing or pre-approval by a BYC Sailing Instructor.
Session Date/Time Description/Ages Capacity Price Status
AS-1 June 19-23 Advanced Sailing/Racing 20 $250 Open
9am to 4pm 8-18 (Ability Based)
AS-2 July 31-Aug 4 Advanced Sailing/Racing 20 $250 Open
9am to 4 pm 8 to 18 (Ability Based)

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Pre-USODA NW Championships Opti Camp
Note: 4-Day Camp for Opti sailors wanting to tune up for the USODA Northwest Opti Championships or to improve their racing skills. Previous racing experience in the championship fleet required. At this point, we will not have a Green Fleet camp, but should you be interested, please contact us.
Session Date/Time Description/Ages Capacity Price Status
OC-1 Aug 14-17 Pre-Champs Opti Camp 20 $200 Open
11am to 5pm 8 to 15 4-Days Open

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Small Boat Cruising Camp
Note: Prerequisite for Cruising Camps is Basic Small Boat Sailing or equivalent experience.
Session Date/Time Description/Ages Capacity Price Status
CC-1 Aug 7-11 Cruising Camp 10 $300 full
8:30am to 4:30pm 10 to 18

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Course Discounts

Membership Discount
You may be eligible for a $30 discount per class if you meet the following criteria:

  • My parents/relatives are adult BYC members.

Multiple Class Discount
You may be eligible for a $20 discount per class if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are purchasing a single class for more than one member of your family
  • You are purchasing multiple sessions for a family member

Discounts cannot be applied retroactively. For instance, if you purchase a single class for full price and then you want to sign your child up for an additional class, the discount applies only for the additional classes.

Discounts are not cumulative. If you are a Bellingham Yacht Club Member, you will receive a $30 discount on all classes. However, you do not qualify for the multiple class discount in addition to your membership discount.
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