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Youth Sailing Camp at Canandaigua

It’s time to sail at Canandaigua!

Canandaigua Yacht Club is ready for your child to come and join the fun of sailing this summer. Steve Heinzelman, Director of Sailing Instruction at the club, had this to say about the excellent program.
“Our instructors keep the focus on fun. Watching the kids grow their sailing skills and confidence over the course of the camp, all while having a great time, is something special to watch. When the parents come to see their kids sail in the Friday afternoon boat parades, you can really see the happy pride and surprise at how much their kids have learned.”
(Link to sign-up page)

A few things Canandaigua Yacht Club Camp offers:

  • Head instructor Shannon Cotter will be returning this year.  She is a US SAILING Small Boat Level 1-certified instructor, and the junior sailors love her enthusiasm.
    All of CYC’s instructors certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED.
  • Early drop-off and late pick-up times. CYC Youth Sailing works well with parent’s schedules. Parents can sailing lesson_2register their child for supervised from 8-9:00 AM and 4-5:00 PM. The full-day activities start at 9:00 AM ending at 4:00 PM.
  • Optimist, Sunfish, and 420s – sailboats for every level of student’s skill.
  • Half-price club membership for the whole family. Membership not required for the lesson program, but sign your child up for lessons and the whole family can experience the benefits of a Canandaigua Yacht Club membership – a summer full of memories on and around the water – for half price.

Schedule of Camp Sessions:

Session 1: June 29 – July 3
Session 2: July 6 – July 10*
Session 3: July 13 – July 17
Session 4: July 20 – July 24*
Session 5: July 27 – July 31
Session 6: August 3 – August 7
Session 7: August 10 – August 14
Session 8: August 17 –August 21*

*Intermediate/Advanced instruction offered in addition to beginner/intermediate instruction.

(Link to Canandaigua Yacht Club sign-up page)