Each summer, CRYC runs a summer sailing camp for boys and girls 8-17 years of age with a wide range of programs from learn to sail to advanced racing training. Youth Sailing at CRYC has a reputation for developing some of the finest young skippers in the nation with emphasis on sailing in a manner that is safe, fun, and exciting. Our summer camp prides itself on being considered the best in the area and consists of four two-week sessions in June through the first week of August. Participants learn to sail a boat by themselves, basic seamanship with fun trips to close islands, sandbars, the pool and many other water related activities. Sailors must complete at least one two-week sessions or its equivalent to be eligible for our year round program. The summer coaching staff is comprised of members of our year-round coaching staff and returning high school and collegiate sailors, many of whom grew up at CRYC. Our program is renowned for its low sailor to instructor ratios, fresh cooked meals and individualized instruction and support of our young sailors.
Open to sailors who have successfully completed the beginners program or similar training, the Intermediate program offers advanced instruction in boat handling and an introduction to basic sailboat racing including rules and tactics in the Optimist dinghy.
Open for ages 12-17, this program offers beginning and intermediate instruction in two person collegiate 420’s. Emphasis is on learning double handed sailing skills, interaction with others and having fun. This program is also a great gateway into our year round 420 race program. Typically, sailors completing the summer teen program who wish to continue sailing and learning to race enroll in the “420 Intermediate” year round program.
This program is designed for experienced sailors and offers advanced fleet and team racing training in the International Optimist Dinghy focused on preparing for the USODA National Championships.