Summer Sailing Programs
Welcome to Summer Sailing at LYC 

The Youth Sailing Program at Lakewood Yacht Club provides year-round sailing instruction and coaching for all ages and levels. Summer sessions are Monday through Friday with options for racers and fun sailors alike. Summer spaces are limited, and classes will close when filled. We hope to see you on the water!


Bay Access Beginning Sailing Classes open to the public.

Seahorse Overnight Camp 

Age: Completion of Fifth Grade 

Prerequisites: No experience necessary, new sailors, intermediate sailors and racing sailors welcome. 

One Session: June 4-9 

Early Registration before 4/1: $500 member / $600 non-member 

Regular Registration 4/1- 4/30: $550 member / $650 non-member 

Late Registration 5/1 - 5/31: $650 member / $750 non-member

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Opti Camp 

Age: Completion of Second Grade to Fifth Grade 

Prerequisites: No experience necessary, new sailors, intermediate sailors and beginning racing sailors welcome. 

One Session: June 12-16 

Times: Monday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Early Registration before 4/1: $300 member / $350 non-member 

Regular Registration 4/1 - 4/30: $330 member / $400 non-member 

Late Registration 5/1 - 5/31: $375 member / $450 non-member

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Summer Learn to Sail Beginning Optis 

Age: Completion of First Grade 

Prerequisites: No experience necessary – new sailors welcome. 

Session 1: June 19-23 

Session 2: July 3-7 

Session 3: July 17-21 

Times: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Cost: Free to members.

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Laser and C420 Race Clinic 

Age: 12+ 

Prerequisites: Experienced sailors. 

Session 1: Three Weeks June 19 - July 7 

Session 2: One Week July 17 - 21 

Times: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost Session 1: $375 member / $525 non-member for three weeks 

Cost Session 2: $200 member / $300 non-member one week session

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Opti Advanced Beginner Clinic  
Age: Completion of First Grade
Prerequisites: Learn-to-Sail graduate or Opti Camp attendance.  Must know basics of points of sail, be able to sail in mild wind conditions on all points of sail alone, and can rig boat alone (aside from lifting).  Sailors must be able to attend all day. 

**Sailors may be moved to Green Fleet depending on abilities, desire to race & coach recommendation.

Session 1: Three Weeks June 19 - July 7
Session 2: One Week July 17 - 21
Times: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost Session 1: $375 member / $525 non-member for three weeks
Cost Session 2: $200 member / $300 non-member one week session
Sailors must have their own boat.

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The Opti Advanced Beginner class is designed to build on basic sailing and introduce racing fun.  Summer sessions are designed for youths who have had prior boating experience, or who have passed the Learn-to-Sail Class. Sailors at this level should be comfortable in skippering the boats alone in low to moderate wind conditions, and are able to rig and de-rig the boats themselves with moderate assistance from fellow sailors. Activities will include a review of introductory activities, skills necessary for sailing and rigging an Optimist, practice boat handling skills with games and drills. This class is designed to build on the introduction class and provide a strong emphasis on independence in rigging, skippering and teaching the ability to confidently sail all points of sail in more complex exercises and in more wind.  Students may with coach approval participate in Texas Sailing Association regattas such as Texas Youth Race Week.   
All sailors must have a boat for use during lessons.  Boat charters are available through Bay Access.  If you need to charter a boat, please be sure to indicate it on the registration form and we will contact you directly with a charter agreement.  Boats are not reserved until payment is received.  


Opti Green and Intermediate Race Clinic 

Age: Completion of Second Grade 

Prerequisites: Experienced sailors who have competed in at least one regatta in Green Fleet or Opti Camp/Clinic graduates with coach approval who would like to race in Texas Youth Race Week. Sailors may be moved to a different level within this session depending on abilities and coach recommendation.

Session 1: Three Weeks June 19 - July 7 

Session 2: One Week July 17 - 21 

Times: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost Session 1: $375 member / $525 non-member for three weeks 

Cost Session 2: $200 member / $300 non-member one week session

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The Opti Green team is a beginner and intermediate level Optimist Racing Program, designed to build on basic sailing and introduce racing skills.  Summer sessions are designed for youths who have had prior boating experience, or who have passed the Beginner Class. Sailors at this level should be comfortable in skippering the boats alone in low to moderate wind conditions, and are able to rig and de-rig the boats themselves with moderate assistance from fellow sailors. Activities will include a review of introductory activities, skills necessary for sailing and rigging an Optimist, practice boat handling skills with games and drills. This class is designed to build on the introduction class and will cater to sailors that want to race.  It is common for sailors to repeat this offering often for multiple years.  All sessions provide a strong emphasis on independence in rigging, skippering and teaching the ability to confidently sail all points of sail in more complex exercises and in more wind.  Students will participate in Texas Sailing Association regattas such as Texas Youth Race Week. Sailors should have a watch with count down feature. 
All campers must have a boat for use during lessons.  Boat charters are available through Bay Access.  If you need to charter a boat, please be sure to indicate it on the registration form and we will contact you directly with a charter agreement.  Boats are not reserved until payment is received.  


Advanced Opti Race Clinic 

Age: 9+ (Younger students at the discretion of Sailing Director) 

Prerequisites: Experienced racing sailors 

Session 1: Three Weeks June 19 - July 7 

Session 2: One Week July 17 - 21 

Times: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Cost Session 1: $375 member / $525 non-member for three weeks 

Cost Session 2: $200 member / $300 non-member one week session

Sailors must have their own boat.

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Summer Fun Weeks 

Age: Completion of Second Grade 

Session 1: July 17 - 21 

Session 2: July 24 - 28 

Session 3: July 31 - August 4 

Times: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Cost: $200 member / $300 non-member per weekly session

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We would love to hear from you! Contact the sailing program at sailingadmin@lakewoodyachtclub.com

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