The weather is getting warmer and summer is just around the corner...it’s time to start planning for summer sailing at TCYC! We will have Weekly Sessions in Optis, Lasers, 420s and Sunfish (Wed-Sunday) or Whole Summer Option (June 1-Aug. 1). We will also be hosting Bait Camp for our youngest sailors every Sat morning from 9:30-11 AM. Bait Camp is a special fleet for our youngest sailors ages 3-7. It’s all about having fun and building some confidence through on and off the water activities. Learn to Sail/Green Fleet follows which is a special fleet for beginner Optimist racers at any age up to 15. Green fleet might have skippers who are as young as 6 and as old as 15, but sooner or later they'll' move into their appropriate red, white, or blue fleet. Green fleet typically sails relatively close to shore and on short courses. Sailors may be coached at any time including during a race. This year, Houston Yacht Club is hosting the Opti Nationals which will include a special green fleet clinic. This is a great opportunity to learn, compete and become part of the "Opti family." There will be over 200 Red, Blue and White fleeters, plus a gaggle of green fleeters from all over the US and lots of fun both on and off the water! All of TCYC's older, competitive sailors started in optis and joining this class and sailing at a big event like this is a unique opportunity for your children to learn to Sail Fast and Fair! Here are the important dates for summer. We look forward to seeing you at the bay! If you have any questions, please contact our Junior Sailing Chair Kendall Solé (713) 446-2190 firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 28-30 Memorial Day Weekend Fun and Summer Series Dingy Races
June 6-9 Overnight Camp (counselors report to duty on June 5th) for more information click on the Sailing Camp tab on the left
June 10 Summer Sailing Day Camp begins
July 2-4 4th of July Fun and Summer Series Dingy Races
July 11-16 Texas Youth Raceweek (in Optis/Lasers/420s and hosted by LYC) for more information go to: www.txsail.org
Sept. 2-4 Labor Day Fun and Summer Series Dingy Races and Junior Sailing Awards Banquet and Junior Flag Elections/Installation