Which Class is Best For Your Child?

CYC sailing class sessions are organized into groups by age, but also based on experience and skill. 

This summer we are operating on a slightly different way due to COVID-19. You can read the details of our plan here

Our classes will be broken in to the following levels:

Level I

Equivalent Group: C-Group through beginning B-Group

Beginner: Build on boat handling skills and become a more confident sailor; includes improving tacks, gybes, discussion of points of sail and sail trim, de-powering your boat, and getting out of irons through on and off the water games.

Skill Level: Comfortable sailing an N-10 in light to moderate wind with a parent or friend(s).

Level II
Equivalent Group: Mid to upper B-Group, beginning A-Group

Intermediate: Improve boat handling skills, introduction to racing rules, tactics, and courses; includes on the water games and racing.

Skill Level: Comfortable sailing zests or lasers in moderate to heavy wind.

Level III
Equivalent Group: Upper A Group

Advanced: Building upon existing knowledge to prepare for regatta level racing; includes boat handling and racing drills, rules and tactics discussions, trapping, spinnaker work, and racing.

Skill Level: Comfortable sailing 420s or Lasers in most conditions.


*IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHICH GROUP YOUR SAILOR SHOULD BE IN, PLEASE ASK THE HEAD INSTRUCTORS*

The typical age ranges for the groups are:

A-group:
• 12-16 years old
• Very comfortable solo'ing boats
• Some racing experience

B-group:
• 9-11 years old 
• Has experience sailing, can skipper a boat

C-group:
• 6-8 years old
 
• New to sailing

If you have any further questions, please e-mail us at commodore@cuttyhunkyachtclub.com





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