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Youth Sailing Program

The LCYC Youth Sailing Program promotes opportunities for youth members to learn skills and competency in the sport of sailing. Our activities stress sportsmanship, teamwork, and responsibility among our young sailors. We encourage both racing and recreational sailing.

We have a great group of volunteer US Sailing Certified Instructors and Coaches who provide SAFE and FUN opportunities for LCYC Youth Sailors and their families. If you have questions about our program or activities, you can email us at

2020 Fall Youth Sailing Program

LCYC youth sailing may be a seasonal sport for some kids but a year-long sport for others.  They will practice as a team, travel as a team, but compete individually at regattas. Each sailor may decide which regattas to compete in throughout the year. Racing is not a requirement to be in the LCYC youth sailing program.

The LCYC Fall youth sailing season will offer 16 hours of available practice for your sailor spread over 8 weeks between October 3rd and December 12th, 2020. The sailing/practice sessions will focus exclusively on sailing the Optimist dingy sailboat which is suited for youth up to 110 pounds and under 5 foot six inches in height.

Guidelines for class have been developed to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

2020 Fall Sailing & Practice Sessions
Opti 1 (Beginner)
Opti 2 (Intermediate)
Instructor: Yam Vidal.
Yam will determine when your sailor is ready to move from Opti 1 to Opti 2.

Where: Lake Canyon Yacht Club

When: Between October 3, 2020 and December 12, 2020 – 8 weeks

Click HERE for details and the Fall Schedule.

Youth Sailing as Good Stewards of our Sport
The LCYC Youth Sailing program and sailors support the sport of sailing and are active participants in key areas.

Texas Sailing Association Youth Circuit
We are 1 of more than 40 member-clubs in the Texas Sailing Association which works to promote and coordinate sailboat racing in the southwest. The TSA Youth Circuit consists of between 14 and 16 youth sailing regattas around the state of Texas from February to October every year. Youth Sailors aged 8 to 20 can participate in one of the active divisions – Optimist Dinghy, Laser, and C420. Every March, LCYC hosts a circuit stop – usually over Spring Break. Our ‘Spring Fling Regatta’ attracts nearly 100 youth racers every year.

Sailors for the Sea
We promote sustainable sailing and regatta practices – protecting our home waters and the oceans in which we sail and race. Through our affiliation with Sailors for the Sea, we have attained a Silver Level Certification for our annual TSA youth regatta – the first TSA regatta in Texas to do so! As responsible sailors, we discourage the use of single-use plastic water bottles and encourage sustainable practices year-round.

US Sailing
US Sailing is the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing in the U.S. We encourage our sailors to join and take advantage of the great learning and racing opportunities promoted by US Sailing.

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