Juniors

DPYC Youth Sailing & Activities

Developing knowledgeable and capable youth sailors and instilling a passion for the sport of sailing!

Whether it be for pure fun or the excitement of competitive sailing, Dana Point Yacht Club provides the opportunity for youth to become involved in sailing at all levels ... from learning to sail to advanced racing.  We have an outstanding summer sailing program that is open to both members and to the public, a Naples Sabot racing program, and are expanding our advanced programs, including high school sailing, C420 racing, and more.

Working with the Dana Point Harbor Youth Foundation to maintain one of the largest fleets of foundation owned Naples Sabots, Lasers, Collegiate Flying Juniors, and 420s in Southern California.

Our coaches are highly qualified sailors who emphasize fun and safety, both on and off the water.  Participants dedicated to our program will have experiences that will benefit them for a lifetime.  We invite you to come join us at DPYC!

Summer Sailing Program

Dana Point Yacht Club is proud to announce its Summer Junior Sailing Program for 2017.  This program is for children ages 7-18 and starts on June 26th for four consecutive two week sessions, from 9 am to 4pm, Monday through Friday.  Sign your student(s) up for any or all sessions.  Students will have the opportunity to sail Teras, Sabots, Lasers, CFJ’s, or 420s, as well as attending the many regattas throughout the summer, and big boat experiences as well.

Our program promotes top-level hands on instruction on the water and at the dock, and chalk talks in the classroom.  We have a class for sailors from the younger Squids, to Advanced Dinghy sailors.  Small boat sailing in most weather conditions can be difficult even with the best instruction and training.  We will give our children tiller time and top-notch coaches that offer our kids the opportunity to excel on the water.  Our program provides an environment of fun, safety, and sailing that is ideal for sailors of all skill levels.

 

Summer Sailing Information Packet   Liability-Medical Release Form


Videos courtesy of DPYC Member, James Lenthall © All Rights Reserved

High School Sailing

Welcome to DPYCHSS!

Dana Point Yacht Club is pleased to announce Dana Hills and San Clemente High Schools joining JSerra Catholic High School Sailing team to from our new Dana Point Yacht Club High School Sailing Program (DPYCHSS). The program is made possible with the assistance of the Dana Point Harbor Youth Foundation.

Current High School Sailing Schedule

Please contact Sailing Director for more information or any questions.

Upcoming Youth Sailing Events

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Aug

RHD Charity Regatta ® Juniors' Regatta

Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta
Juniors' Regatta

CFJ | RS Tera | 420 | Laser | Laser Radial | Sabot | Capri 14

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Important Dates


Summer Sailing Program
The 2017 Juniors Summer Sailing Program will start on June 26th.
Details & Release Forms available on this page.


Regattas & Clinics
Mar 11
Jeff Adam Memorial Regatta

June 3
DWYC Junior Charity Regatta

Aug 13
Tera Class North American Championships

Aug 27
RHD Charity Regatta - Juniors Regatta

For more regatta dates, refer to the International Naples Sabot Association and SCYYRA websites in links below.

Contact & Info

Sailing Director
Dana Point Yacht Club
Contact Us
(949) 496 2900

Junior Flag Officers

Commodore, Carsen Lenthall
Vice Commodore, Connor Presley
Fleet CaptainThomas McCorkle
Port Captain, Riley Lenthall 

Yachtsman of the Year

The Junior Yachtsman of the Year was started in 2014 in order to recognize the junior sailor who embodies the Corinthian spirit both on and off of the water.

This year's Junior Yachtsman of the Year is
Riley Lenthall


Deed of Gift

Links

Attention Racers and Parents!
This section contains links to important information that helps parents and sailors heading to the next level . . . regional and national competition!

Start planning your 2016 spring and summer sailing campaigns now!

Southern California Youth Yacht Racing Association covers all of the regional sailing events, with tons of great event and informational links, including racing calendars for Sabots, Optimists, Lasers, CFJs, 420s, and 29ers.
http://www.scyyra.org

International Naples Sabot Association
Is a fountain of information for Sabot sailors and parents, including the Master Sabot Racing Calendar.

Early Dues Deadline - April 30 (Join NOW!)

Parent Guide to Sabot Racing (Invaluable insights for parents including)

  • Parents Guide to Beginner Sabot Racing
  • Guide to Racing Basics

http://www.naples-sabot.org

The Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA) governs secondary school sailing in the United States, in both independent and public high schools. Sailor eligibility starts at the ninth grade; there are no age limits. As in college sailing, there are seven district associations which schedule events, as well as a system of national championships.  We are in the Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Association (PCISA) district.
http://pcisa.hssailing.org

Club 420 Class Association is a great resource for advanced sailors who want to apply for use of the new Dana Point Youth Charitable Foundation Club Pro 420 sailboats for regional or national campaigns.
http://www.club420.org

CFJ Class Association has great information, including links to SoCal and National High School and Collegiate level sailing associations.
http://www.cfjclass.org

International / North American Laser Class Association the North American Region includes mainly Canada and the USA and is composed of 26 Districts.

29er North America is the site for youth sailors interested in sailing very fast, high performance skiffs. Success in these little rocket ships can lead youth sailors on a road to Olympic competition. A DPYC Junior captured a Gold Medal at the 2010 US Junior Olympics in a 29er.
http://www.29ernorthamerican.org

More Links
US Sailing Youth Championships
US Olympic Sailing
International Sailing Federation
420 International Class Association
International Optimist Dinghy Association
US Optimist Dinghy Association
California International Sailing Assoc
Clever Pig