The Avalon Yacht Club offers lots of fun activities for its young members including sailing programs, an arts & crafts program and youth social events which are open to all children and grandchildren of members.


Program Hours (please note class start times will be staggered, parents will be notified of the start time before the program begins for the season)
Arts, Crafts & Swimming (for 5 & 6 year olds) Half Day (morning)
Intro to Sailing (for children at least 7 years old) Half Day (morning)
Boats are provided
LEVEL 1 Optimist Full Day
Boats are provided
LEVEL 2 (Green Fleet) Optimist
*All Opti sailors must own their own boat to participate
at this level and beyond
Full Day
All sailors must have their own boat to participate at this level and beyond
LEVEL 3 (Competitive) Optimist Full Day
LEVEL 4 (Advanced) Optimist Full Day
LEVEL 5 (Advanced) Optimist Full Day
Intermediate/Advanced Sunfish Full Day
Advanced Laser, Feva, & 420 Racing Full Day
Adventure Class Full Day

There will be two successive 4-week sessions beginning June 27th, 2022

Session 1 will culminate on Family Day with swimming and sailing exhibitions, races and awards. Session 2 will finish with Family Night & Perpetual Awards. We encourage all AYC families to enroll their children or grandchildren in what will be, for many, the beginning of wonderful lifelong memories and friendships.

The option to stay for lunch is available to all participants in the Junior Sailing and Arts and Crafts programs.

We continue to provide excellent sailing instruction, while focusing on the safety of our program, and integrate new ways to stimulate the campers and provide the foundation for a lifelong love of sailing.

Program details may be found in our registration packet in the Members section of the website and available at our clubhouse. AYC Youth & Sailing Guidelines will be mailed to program registrants.

If you have any questions or need any further information about the Youth & Sailing program, please do not hesitate to email us at Avalon Sailing.

Also, each year, members of our Women’s Auxiliary prepare a range of fun activities to entertain the youth of our club including such things as Miniature Golf, an Ice Cream Social, a Junior Deck Party and the Junior Commodore’s Ball.