Program Overview

The Hyannis Yacht Club Swim/Sail Program is open to children of members of the club, as well as children of non-members when sponsored by a club member. The summer program, offered to children 6 years of age and older (4 years old and up for the swimming program), is scheduled for eight weeks, beginning at the end of June and continuing through the third week of August. 

Friendship, camaraderie, and FUN are the core principles of the youth program.Children will spend their summer outdoors in a supervised environment with others of their own age. They develop an understanding of sailing and boating, improve their swimming skills, and have the opportunity to participate in local and regional competitive events. We have designed and implemented a curriculum, taught by qualified swimming and sailing instructors, to develop skills and provide appropriate resources for our participants. They enjoy a myriad of activities including:  organized games, racing events, regattas, swim meets, and all kinds of supervised fun in and on the water. This creates an atmosphere of safety, fun, self-reliance, and good sportsmanship.

Children growing up through this program make lifelong friends and many return as instructors. Because of their participation in our programs, participants often sail or swim on their High School teams as well as compete at the college, national, and international level. We know that not all children are naturally competitive, so we make sure that there are always opportunities to just join in and have fun with friends in a safe learning environment. Many of the club’s current active members grew up through the program, and the connections go back through multiple generations.  We welcome new members and their children, and we’ll make space in the program for new participants - it’s the only way to grow our club and make it stronger. 

In addition to our Youth Program, we also offer an Adult Sailing Program for anyone who would like to learn to sail, begin to race, or improve upon their sailing knowledge.

Member Youth Program Registration will open online March 1, 2022.  Registration for non-members will begin on April 1st, 2022.  If you would like more information regarding our programs please email Emily Mezzetti, General Manager,