Junior Sailing

January 2018

Dear SIYC Members,

We are excited to be kicking off the 2018 Junior Sailing Program this month as we open registration to club members on January 16, 2017 at 10 AM. If you have children or grandchildren to enroll, please read on for details.

MISSION: It is our goal to be the premier junior sailing program on Long Island Sound – the most professional, the most motivational, and the most FUN! To maintain the high standard of our program, Sailing Director Jeff Bresnahan has already begun recruiting instructors from a global pool of candidates and making plans for another great summer.

TIMING: The eight-week program begins Monday, June 18th and concludes on Friday, August 10th. Four-week options are available for some age groups. Boat check and orientation will be conducted on Sunday, June 17th.

REGISTRATION: Early enrollment figures are critical to optimizing class sizes and high-quality instruction. Please help us by registering your children as soon as possible so that we have an accurate head count going into the spring. To register your junior sailors, log in to the SIYC website and follow the instructions for program enrollment under the Junior Sailing tab.

QUESTIONS? Issues with online enrollment? Don’t know in which group your child should be placed? Need advice on boats and equipment, etc? Contact us! You can also feel free to reach out to us if your summer plans are not yet firm and you would like to discuss options. Please contact Karen Panarella, the program’s administrator, initially at programadministrator@siycjunior.com and she will direct your question to the appropriate person. Alternatively, you can contact me directly below.

Kindly spread the word to non-SIYC members who might be interested in the junior sailing program. Registration opens to non-members on February 15, 2018.

We are so looking forward to having your children in the program and counting the days to summer!

Julie O’Shea

SIYC Junior Sailing Program Chair