This youth program includes spring and fall training on Sundays noon to 4:00 pm and a core nine-week program operating Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm during July and August. Rates shown are early-bird rates. Increased rates apply after March 31. For young sailors aged 8-15 interested in building racing skills and competing, this program offers an excellent opportunity to practice in a small group with dedicated a race coach. Previous racing experience is required. Participants will sail in the White/Blue/Red championship fleets at regattas and will train with an experienced racing coach. Students are taught in racing Optimists, the international youth racing standard. Participants bring their own boat. If you do not have a boat, charters are available, see separate boat charter option on the registration page. Junior Membership at ABYC is included with enrollment. Participants have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 3 regattas at local, regional and international levels, depending on their personal objectives. Programs are offered on Sundays noon - 4:00 in May and June, Monday to Friday during July and August and on Sundays noon - 4:00 in September and October. Participants have the ability to work on achieving CANSail levels during the program's duration. This program requires a minimum of 3 weekends of travel and demands a moderate commitment from both sailors and their parents, who will be asked to chaperone at regattas and/or help provide transportation to races. In addition, regatta fees and travel expenses (transportation, lodging, and food) are not covered in the program fee.