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Carlyle Sailing Association

Junior Sailing Sessions

Welcome to Junior Sailing Sessions

Our weekend programs consist of Harbor Mice (Summer) and 420 Class for Teens

Registration is open!

One registration form for both Harbor Mice and the new z420 class

You can register for just a couple days, but there is great benefit in attending many sessions

Please register at least 4 days before session

Registrations may be closed and/or canceled if too few students are signed up in time.


Harbor Mice 2023

Saturdays & Sundays: Late-June thru Mid-August

Ages 8-16

(Ages 12-18 for z420)

Sailing Instruction on the water and in the classroom mixed with swimming and games to work with various wind and weather conditions.


How Much?

$15 per session w/ Junior Membership ($50)

If you are planning to attend at least 4 sessions, please become a Junior Member. See Link below.

If undecided: Non-Junior Members pay an additional $12.50 for the first 4 sessions (then are given a Membership).

Become a Junior Member


See details and FAQ below.

All Sessions are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

  Harbor Mice 420 Class for Teens

what you need to know --

The programs emphasize learn-to-sail and practice sail classes. Students will learn to solo sail in the simple, stable, designed Optimist Pram and will also have the opportunity to sail the more high-performance O'pen Skiff. Instructions will include information from the CANVAS online modules, introduce boat rigging, recreational sailing, and safe boating practices.

Juniors with advanced sailing skills will be given the opportunity to learn about advanced boat handling, tactics, and rules while participating in individual racing, match racing, and team racing.

Have Questions?

Who should enroll in our Junior Sailing Sessions?

Anyone age 8 to 15, (sailors and non-sailors).

What do students need to bring?

Students must bring their own lunches and snacks as well as a  proper fitted life-jacket, water bottle, change of clothes, closed toe water shoes, sun protection and towel. Life-jackets are required, but will be provided for those who don't have one. All other materials for lessons will be provided.

Do we need to own a boat/boats? 

No, it is not necessary to own a boat. CSA Junior Sailing has a fleet of Optis and Skiffs. Of course, if you have a Laser, Sunfish, Opti or O'pen Skiff, under the rules of a junior membership, it can be kept at CSA and used in the junior programs.

Are the Instructors qualified?

All lead instructors must be at least US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat and Safesport Certified. Instructors are also expected to completed First Aid and CPR training annually. Although the goal is to teach students how to sail, safety is their first consideration.


Mark Hood

Junior Sailing Program Director


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