2018 Youth Learn to Sail Course Schedule

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Course Info
  • New for this year! We now 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 an Advanced Cruising Camp for our more experienced students. Please check the Youth Learn to Sail Course Descriptions page for more information on these and all of our course offerings.
  • Times vary for different types of classes so be sure to check the times for the class(s) you are signing up for. 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, during the week of July 4th there are classes for four days with no class on Wednesday, July 4th. This is reflected in the reduced price for that 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 a participant of 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
Session Date/Time Description/Ages Capacity Price Status
BS-1 June 18-22 Beginner Learn to Sail 12 $295 Open
9am to 4pm 8 to 18 5-Days
BS-2 June 25-29 Beginner Learn to Sail 12 $295 Open
9am to 4pm 8 to 12 5-days
BS-3 July 2-3.5-6 Beginner Learn to Sail 12 $240 Open
9am to 4pm 8 to 18 4-Days
BS-4 July 9-13 Beginner Learn to Sail 12 $295 Open
9am to 4pm 8 to 12 5-Days
BS-5 July 16-20 Beginner Learn to Sail 12 $295 Open
9am to 4pm 8 to 12 5-Days
BS-6 July 23-27 Beginner Learn to Sail 12 $295 Open
9am to 4pm 8 to 12 5-Days
BS-7 July 30-Aug 3 Beginner Learn to Sail 12 $295 Open
9am to 4pm 8 to 12 5-Days
BS-8 Aug 6-10 Beginner Learn to Sail 12 $295 Open
9am to 4 pm 8 to 18 5-Days
BS-9 Aug 13-17 Beginner Learn to Sail 12 $295 Open
9am to 4pm 8 to 12 5-Days
BS-10 Aug 20-24 Beginner Learn to Sail 12 $295 Open
9am to 4pm 8 to 12 5-Days

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Intermediate Learn to Sail Courses
Note: Prerequisite for Intermediate Learn to Sail is Beginner Learn to Sail or equivalent experience.
Session Date/Time Description/Ages Capacity Price Status
IS-1 June 18-22 Intermediate Sailing 12 $295 Open
9am to 4pm 8 to 18 5-Days
IS-2 June 25-29 Intermediate Sailing 12 $295 Open
9am to 4pm 8 to 18 5-Days
IS-3 July 9-13 Intermediate Sailing 12 $295 Open
9am to 4pm 8 to 18 5-Days
IS-4 July 16-20 Intermediate Sailing 12 $295 Open
9am to 4pm 8 to 18 5-Days
IS-5 July 30-Aug 3 Intermediate Sailing 12 $295 Open
9am to 4pm 8 to 18 5-Days
IS-6 Aug 6-10 Intermediate Sailing 12 $295 Open
9am to 4pm 8 to 18 5-Days
IS-7 Aug 20-24 Intermediate Sailing 12 $295 Open
9am to 4pm 8 to 18 5-Days

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Advanced Learn to Sail Courses
Note: Prerequisite for Advanced Learn to Sail is Intermediate Learn to Sail or pre-approval by a BYC Sailing Instructor.
Session Date/Time Description/Ages Capacity Price Status
AS-1 July 2-3, 5-6 Advanced Learn to Sail 15 $240 Open
9am to 4pm 10-18 4-Days
AS-2 July 23-27 Advanced Learn to Sail 20 $300 Open
9am to 4pm 10 to 18 5-Days
AS-3 Aug 13-17 Advanced Learn to Sail 20 $300 Open
9am to 4pm 10-18 5-Days

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Keelboat Camp
Note: This course is open to students who have completed the Beginner Learn to Sail course, have a US Sailing Certificate, or demonstrate comparable sailing experience.
Session Date/Time Description/Ages Capacity Price Status
KB-1 June 25-29 Keelboat Camp 12 $260 Open
10am to 3pm 10 to 18 5-Days
KB-2 July 2-3,5-6 Keelboat Camp 6 $210 Open
10am to 3pm 10 to 18 4-Days
KB-3 July 9-13 Keelboat Camp 12 $260 Open
10am to 3pm 10 to 18 5-Days
KB-4 July 23-27 Keelboat Camp 6 $260 Open
10am to 3pm 10 to 18 5-Days
KB-5 Aug 13-17 Keelboat Camp 6 $260 Open
10am to 3pm 10 to 18 5-Days

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Beginner Cruising Camp
Note: Students should have completed the Intermediate Learn to Sail course, have a US Sailing Certificate, or demonstrate comparable sailing experience.
Session Date/Time Description/Ages Capacity Price Status
BC-1 July 16-20 Beginner Cruising Camp 12 $295 Open
9am to 4pm 12 to 18 5-Days

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Advanced Cruising Camp
Note: Students should have completed the Advanced Learn to Sail or Beginning Cruising Camp, a US Sailing Certificate, or demonstrate comparable sailing experience.
Session Date/Time Description/Ages Capacity Price Status
AC-1 July 30-Aug 3 Advanced Cruising Camp 12 $350 Open
9am to 4pm 14 to 18 5-Days

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Course Discounts

Membership Discount
You may be eligible for a 10% discount per class if you meet the following criteria:

  • My parents/relatives are adult BYC members – member number (from membership card) required during registration

Multiple Class Discount
You may be eligible for a 5% discount per class if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are purchasing a single class for more than one member of your family or
  • 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 class(es).

Discounts are not cumulative. If you are a Bellingham Yacht Club Member, you will receive the membership discount on all classes. However, you do not qualify for the multiple class or any other discount in addition to your membership discount. Member Number required!
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