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 8-14 interested in learning how to race, this program offers an excellent opportunity to practice in a small group with dedicated race coaches. No previous racing experience is required however students should enjoy time on the water and have a growing interest in the sport. Students are taught in racing Optimists, the international youth racing standard. 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.