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Junior Sailing


Our 2017 Season schedule  has been posted.

Be sure to sign up today to avoid missing out.

If you have any  questions or comments, contact us at bpycjuniors.org

Click here for 2017 brochure

Classes: Classes are scheduled Monday  through Friday between 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM.

2017 Session dates

Session 1:  June 19 – June 23

Session 2:  June 26 – June 30

Session 3:  July 10 – July 14

Session 4:  July 17 – July 21

Session 5:  July 24 – July 28

Session 6:  July 31 – August 4

Session 7:  August 7 – August 11

Session 8:  August 14 – August 18

Session 9: August 21 – August 25

Students are welcome to sign up for  multiple week sessions. Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday, between  9:30 AM and 3:30 PM.

Fees       $385.00 per week (Non-Member), $300.00 per week     (BPYC Member)

*10% Family Discount on each additional child

*10% Discount on additional classes

No refunds will be issued after the start of the session. Personal checks or  money orders should be made to Burnham Park Yacht Club.

Contact Dennis Bartley for class availability.

Download  Application Here

Download Medical  Release Form Here

The mission of the Burnham  Park Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program is to provide a safe,  fun and empowering learning environment designed to develop the skills required  for sailing; to promote personal growth and independence within the sport, to  achieve proficient levels in boat handling and maintenance, and to develop  decision making skills, while encouraging sportsmanship, leadership and team  work.

Our program is designed for students between the ages of 8 and  18 to introduce the sport and art of sailing. During the program, beginner  students will learn basic sailing techniques from US Sailing Certified Instructors. More  advanced students will learn about sailboat racing, and have the opportunity to  participate in local regattas.

Our ultimate goal is that each student will  become active participants in the sport, and learn valuable lessons in  self-confidence, teamwork, and respect for nature and fellow man.

Safety is our main concern and  is a priority. All students are required to wear life jackets while they are on  the dock and sailing. No exceptions are tolerated.

Juniors are grouped by ability and there is a place for everyone  including 8 year-old beginners, older 13 or 14 year-old beginners, right on up  to the seasoned racer.

Basic Requirements: Students must be able  to demonstrate basic swimming skills. After registration has been processed you  will receive a medical and a waiver form that must be completed and returned  prior to the start of class. Students should bring a change of clothes  (including closed toe shoes) and a towel to class each day.

Instructional Equipment: The Burnham Park Yacht  Club has 420  dinghies and Optis in their Junior Sailing Fleet.

No refunds will be issued after the start of the session.  Personal checks or money orders should be made to Burnham Park Yacht Club.

For More Information,  please contact:

BPYC Junior Sailing Coordinator Dennis Bartley

Dennis: 708-646-3487


Burnham Park Yacht Club:  312-427-4664

If you have additional  questions about the classes, or have any special scheduling requirements,  please do not hesitate to call.

ATTENTION EXPERIENCED SAILORS: Would you like to share your  Sailing knowledge by participating in our Junior Sailing Program as an  Instructor?

Click Here To Download an Instructor Application


Weather Forecast

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Tomorrow is forecast to be Warmer than today. Windy, afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Tuesday 06/27 0%
Mostly clear. Lows overnight in the low 60s.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 06/28 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Mostly cloudy in the morning then windy with a few scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 83F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday 06/29 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Cloudy early. Scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 86F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.


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