Junior Sailing Season Kicks off in Dana Point Harbor

Junior sailors in the Westwind sailing program set sail in Dana Point Harbor. Courtesy photo

Junior sailors in the Westwind sailing program set sail in Dana Point Harbor. Courtesy photo

Dana Point Times

With summer approaching, the Dana Point Harbor sailing clubs are preparing to kick off their annual junior programs.

The Dana Point Yacht Club’s junior program begins on June 17 and registration is now open. Dana Point Yacht Club takes all skill levels, from beginners to advanced, and offers three two-week courses.

Something new at the Dana Point Yacht Club this year is the half-day program for high school students. The new three-hour instructional period runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and cost is $200 per session.
For more information on the Dana Point Yacht Club’s junior program visit www.dpyc.com.

Westwind Sailing is in the midst of its 27th year of offering public access to educational sailing and boating programs, and has undergone a transformation in recent months.

The club has begun incorporating STEM or, science, technology, engineering and math, lesson plans into their junior programs. The club partnered with the U.S. Sailing Reach program to help build their own STEM-oriented model that’s been made popular in California.

The club is currently running a 20 percent off special on registration fees for any of their multi-day, junior and teen summer programs. The discount will end on May 20. For more information on the club and their junior program, visit www.westwindsailing.com.

Dana West Yacht Club is another option in the Harbor that offers a junior sailing program. The program is open to children ages eight to 14 with three different sessions, ranging from eight days to 10 days, available. Visit www.dwyc.com for more information.

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