Willow Bank Yacht Club

The Learn to Sail program concentrates on the basic elements of sailing. The program emphasizes the pleasure of sailing while learning about sailing terminology, safety equipment & procedures, boat rigging, knots, sail trim, and boat control. Lessons generally start with classroom discussion, but the majority of the time will be spent on the water. The main goals of the program are to have fun, learn the basics of sailing, and be safe at all times. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to sail a small sailboat with developing confidence in a variety of weather conditions

Racing Fleets:
Lightning Class
Finn Class
Laser Class
Flying Dutchman Class
Sunfish Class

Junior Fleet is open to WBYC members from 8 to 18 who are competent single-handed sailors. Morning training introduces racing rules, starting, mark roundings, and tactics. Proper care & maintenance of boats, racing sails, rigging, & hardware is incorporated into this program and emphasized as part of sailors'' responsibilities. In the afternoons, junior racers have the opportunity to race in a supervised format. Instruction will continue on starting, mark rounding, & tactics during & after the races. Jr Fleet members will host & travel to Optimist & Laser/420 regattas on designated dates throughout the summer.

All of our instructional programs adhere to the Junior Sailing Curriculum of US Sailing. The programs are designed to cover a large volume of material, yet preserve the feeling of a vacation activity.
Our Instructors are US Sailing Trained and Certified.
Lesson programs are open to non-members of WBYC.
Racing Teams are open to WBYC Members only (Junior Memberships are available)
2010 Sailing Program Flyer

Club Contact Details

Name Willow Bank Yacht Club
Address 27 Forman Street
Town/City Cazenovia
County New York
Postcode 13035
Email info@willowbankyc.com
Website http://www.willowbankyc.com/