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Sailing Classes given by
Melbourne Yacht Club 9/4/2014 start date            

Titusville Sailing Club 9/27/2014 start date     

Brevard Summer Sailing Program

Banana River Sail & Power Squadron

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The 2015 Sailing Class Schedules have not been decided yet, but you can take a look at this page to get a general idea of what may be offered. Check back for the 2015 schedules.

Melbourne Yacht Club 2014 Sailing Classes
Adult     Youth

Registration Form

Adult classes and some youth classes are given in 420's. You will be instructed on how to rig a 420, but you may find instructions
helpful to refresh what you've learned. Click here for instructions on rigging a 420.

Melbourne Yacht Club Sailing Program 2014

The sailing classes offered by Melbourne Yacht club are open to the public on a space available basis; pre-registration and a deposit are required for all classes. Class size is limited and the sessions fill early.

Adult classes consist of classroom sessions at the MYC clubhouse on Thursday evenings followed by on the water sailing time on Sundays. Youth classes meet for both on land instruction and on the water sailing time on Saturdays.

To provide sailing skills to as many students as possible, each student may be pre-enrolled in only one session per year. Just prior to the next session inquiry may be made as to available space in the succeeding session, and enroll then, if space is available.

For the safety, enjoyment and education of all students the minimum age is 9 years in the youth classes and 18 years in the adult class. Classes include instruction materials and use of MYCís Optimist Prams and Collegiate 420's in the youth sessions and the Collegiate 420ís for the adult sessions. There is typically 1 student per Optimist and 2 students per 420.

Safety is important at MYC. Each student must wear a student-supplied life jacket with a whistle attached when on or around the water. Students should not be afraid of the water and must be able to swim. The studentís life jacket should be the type that keeps the shoulders mobile and does not have a large bulk of material at the neck; no "Mae West" style jackets please. The preferred style of life jacket (PFD) for sailing is the type III used by kayakers or other water sports. Ensure that the jacket fits the student comfortably while in the sitting position, is easy to get into and will support the student when worn in the water. Students must wear foot gear that will get wet and muddy getting into and out of the boats; inexpensive beach shoes are perfect.

Additional youth information:

As the proper rigging and care of boats is an important part of sailing, parents are encouraged to assist their student at the start and end of each class with rigging, de-rigging, cleaning and storage of the boat and gear they used (don't worry, we will teach you). Placement of the youth students within boats (Optimist vs. 420) is at the discretion of the instructor, based on experience, maturity and strength.

No refunds will be given if the weather is bad, but classes will be rescheduled if possible.

Non-Refundable Deposits to be submitted with pre-registration.
All Classes:
Non-MYC Members $175, Deposit Required $75
MYC Members $150, Deposit Required $75

If you are interested, please contact:

Phil Spletter, MYC Sailing Education Director  



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None of the other sailing organizations have given me their 2014 class schedules yet. You may want to look below to see what organizations usually offer classes and get an idea of what to expect. Usually I start receiving class schedules around March, so keep checking back.




Titusville Sailing Club Sailing Program


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Brevard Summer Sailing Program

Boater's Exchange in conjunction with the Titusville Sailing Club are sponsoring the 2013 Brevard Summer Sailing Program.

Classes start every Monday during the month of June.
Click here for details.

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Other Sailing Classes

Boaters Exchange ASA Training Facility
Group and Private lessons on 22-33 foot sailboats
Call 321-638-0090

Performance Sail and Sport
Various small boat instruction

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Online Learning

Sail Magazine's Learn to Sail

Fast Lane's Crew Handbook

US Sailing Online Learning

US Sailing's NEW Educational Site

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                         Last modified on 12/21/2014