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Nevada Yacht Club Youth Sailing

Youths with little to no previous sailing experience learn to sail a Sabot on Lake Mead. This informal class is designed to give the sailor a fundamental base of sailing. Sailors will develop confidence in boat handling and basic water safety skills. We encourage sailors to become good mariners by teaching them sportsmanship, a respect for fellow sailors and instructors, and stewardship of the environment. The focus is on learning to sail through fun activities. The clinics start a tradition that has produced some of the Club’s top sailors.

Who - Youths with little to no previous sailing experience learn to sail a Sabot. The child must be capable of passing swimming test. Participation is capped at 10 students. 2 Sabot sailboats and one Sunfish are available. Parent Participation is encouraged and Parents must review The Parents Handbook before enrolling.  The Safety boat will be run by Clay Ostrom with 1 Spotter on board & 2 instructors.

What - Clinic Topics:

  • History of the Sabot
  • ​Why Sail
  • Fun & Confidence
  • Safety
  • Wind direction
  • Tacking & Jibing
  • Rigging the boat on the water
  • Righting the boat

How - Students will be training on and off the water. On the water they will be on their own in their own boat with the instructor/safety boat following alongside.

Upcoming events

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The NYC Youth Sailing Program is open to children who demonstrate adequate swimming skills and meet the requirements listed in detail on the "information for parents" page. 

Swimming Requirement: All participants enrolled in the program must pass the following swim test. Students must be able to swim at least 25 yards and tread water for 90 seconds in order to sail.

Life Jacket Requirement: Each student must provide and wear an appropriately sized Coast Guard approved Type III PFD (Personal Flotation Device). A style that zips up is recommended. Life Jackets can be purchased at West Marine, or other sporting goods stores. Jacket must be marked with child's name in a visible location. Please have students bring a complete change of clothing and a towel each day. A recommended list of items to bring daily will be provided before the start of the clinic.


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