Junior Sailing

Junior Sailing Program

The Junior Sailing Program aims to teach the art of sailing to juniors and, for those who are interested, introduce them to the sport of sailboat racing. The junior sailors learn on the club-owned fleet of Optimist Prams and Club 420s.
Highlights of the program include:

  • Residential camp at the club in June
  • Monthly practice sessions
  • Participation in local, regional and national regattas, most of which have special fleets for beginning racers.
  • Rock Paper Scissors Junior Regatta which is held at Birmingham Sailing Club in August.

If you have any questions or you would like to participate please e-mail juniorsailing@birminghamsailingclub.org.

Junior Summer Camp

The 2016 Junior Sailing Camp is held in June each year.

Junior Sailing Camp is open to children and youth ages 7-17. Each camper will learn or improve basic sailing skills using Optimist sailboats, Lasers, and Club 420s. Sailing Camp is normally held in early to mid June.

Camp participants will “camp out” in members cabins on Friday and Saturday nights. Meals and entertainment are provided with registration.

All camp participants must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted (the length of a swimming pool) and put on a life jacket while treading water.

If you have any questions or you would like to participate please e-mail juniorsailing@birminghamsailingclub.org.

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