For more then 25 years we have been offering Jr. Sailing classes to the public. Our program is designed for students between the ages of 8 though 16 to introduce the sport and art of sailing.
Our youth sailing program is an extension of Burnham Park Yacht Club’s goals promoting a safe, fun environment to our youth sailors and their families. All of our instructors are U.S. Sailing Level 1 Small Boat and First AID/CPR Certified.
The Burnham Park Yacht Club Youth Sailing Program is designed to give your sailor/s an overall understanding of basic skills of sailing and seamanship to our students of all sailing ability levels. 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. We are able to adapt to all of our sailors needs with a low student-to-instructor ratio.
Burnham Park Yacht Club would also like to welcome the student’s parents to the yacht club. When your child is registered in our program, you are welcome to use the club. Just let the manager know you have a student in the sailing school and enjoy our bar and fine dining room. We serve lunch and dinner every day except Monday. We also have many programs and some enjoyable parties on the weekends.
Our 2018 Season schedule is below, be sure to sign up today to avoid missing out.
2018 Session dates
Classes: Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday between 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM.
Session 1: June 18 – June 22
Session 2: June 25 – June 29
Session 3: July 9 – July 13
Session 4: July 16 – July 20
Session 5: July 23 – July 27
Session 6: July 30 – August 3
Session 7: August 6 – August 10
Session 8: August 13 – August 17
Session 9: August 20 – August 24
Students are welcome to sign up for multiple week sessions. Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday, between 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM.
For More Information, please contact:
BPYC Junior Sailing Coordinator Dennis Bartley / 708-646-3487
or 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.
$385.00 per week (Non-Member)
$300.00 per week (BPYC Member)
*10% Family Discount on each additional child
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.