Carlyle Sailing Association

Junior Sailing Sessions

Welcome to Junior Sailing Sessions 2020!

All Sessions are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The dates will be listed on the Carlyle Sailing Association calendar which will be an active link to sign-up for the sessions.  You may also click the button on this page for the sessions you want to attend.

2020 Programs will consist of Junior Sailing Spring, Harbor Mice and Junior Sailing Fall. 

How to signup and pay for Junior Sailing Sessions:

     Step 1:  Join as a Junior Member

     Step 2:  Sign up for a Junior Sailing Sessions Season Pass or buy individual Session Packs that can be used any time.

     Step 3:  Click the Sessions Signup link below to sign-up for specific days.

What if I want to try it out before joining?

Just purchase a Single Junior Session in the Session Packs, sign-up for a specific day, then come out and join us.

Each student may attend two sessions before they are required to join as a Junior Member as dictated by the CSA bylaws.

Becoming a Junior Member comes with additional member benefits!

REACH -- US Sailing's (STEM) Program

STEM based sailing instructions!

Our goal through US Sailing's REACH program is to foster an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through sailing. The education challenge facing our nation calls for innovative ways to educate today's youth. Using sailing as a medium, REACH uses inquiry-based learning and engineering by design processes to provide youth with hands-on integrated learning opportunities that inspire interest in fields of study including physics, marine biology, robotics, technology and more.

Launched in 2012, US Sailing's leadership is embracing STEM education through the sport of sailing by engaging students in hands on learning opportunities and challenging them to reach higher academic goal.

Sign-Up for CANVAS Online Learning System used for all Junior Sessions.

Junior Sailing (Spring), Harbor Mice (Summer) and Junior Sailing (Fall)

The programs emphasize learn-to 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 REACH program, introduce to boat rigging, recreational sailing, and safe boating practices.

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


Who should enroll our Junior Sailing?

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 life-jacket, water bottle, change of clothes, closed toe water shoes, sun protection and towel. Life-jackets are required when in and on the water, but will be provided for those that 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 Bics. Of course if you have a Laser, Sunfish, Opti or Bic, 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 Certified and have recently completed First Aid and CPR training. Although the goal is to teach students how to sail, safety is their first consideration.

Troy Tolan
Junior Sailing Executive Director

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