The Hyannis Yacht Club Swim/Sail program is sponsored by the Hyannis Yacht Club Foundation. The summer program, offered to children six years of age and older (four years and older for the swimming program), is scheduled for eight weeks, beginning June 26th, 2023 and concluding on Friday, August 18th, 2023.
Learning to swim and sail safely while having fun is our program’s goal. Children spend their summer outdoors in a supervised environment with others their own age. They develop an understanding and respect for 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 US Sailing certified 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 life-long friends, and many return as instructors. Using the skills developed in our program, 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 our club’s current active members grew up through the program, and the connections go back through multiple generations. We 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 basic seamanship knowledge.
Youth Registration will open online on March 13th, 2023. Registration for nonmembers will begin on April 3rd, 2023. Parents with general or class placement questions should contact Emily Mezzetti, General Manager, 508 778 6100, Ext. 350; firstname.lastname@example.org, prior to beginning the registration process.
We are looking forward to a safe, fun-filled summer of learning for our program participants.
Children receive individual attention, participate in group activities, and compete with local clubs in the area.
Beginners learn the basics. Advanced sailors compete in local regattas.
The HYC Youth Committee and the Swim and Sail Program Staff welcome new parents to the program.
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Every Wednesday evening, our qualified instructors take time off from teaching our children to allow adult members to go back to basics and get out on the water.