Junior Sailing


January 2017

Dear SIYC Members,

We are excited to be kicking off the 2017 Junior Sailing Program this month as we open registration to club members on January 17, 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! Most of all, we teach outstanding sportsmanship. 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 a stellar summer.

TIMING: The eight-week program begins Monday, June 19th and concludes on Friday, August 11th. Four-week options are available for some age groups. Optional boat check will be conducted on Sunday June 18th. All other boats will be checked on the first day of instruction, Monday, June 19th.

REGISTRATION: Early enrollment figures are critical to optimizing class sizes and high quality instruction. To register your junior sailors, log in to the SIYC website and follow the instructions for program enrollment under the Junior Sailing tab.


QUESTIONS? This might include issues with online enrollment, placing your children in the right group, boats and equipment, etc. 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.

We are also excited to announce that we will be hosting JSA C420/Laser Champs on August 7th and 8th.

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, 2017.

We are counting the days to summer!

Julie O’Shea

SIYC Junior Sailing Program Chair