Sailing Academy
Welcome From Sailing Academy Chair
S/C Bob Amenta
The Mission of the Junior Sailing Program of the Westlake Yacht Club is to support junior sailors in their experience of the joy of sailing, the development of their recreational and competitive sailing skills, and their growth as Corinthian sailors.
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Summer Sailing Academy


Summer Sailing Academy Now Closed Watch for us in June 2019 !

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Welcome From Rear Commodore
Gary Hughes
Our Goal

is to promote sportsmanship and teamwork among our sailors. The program is dedicated to developing sailors who will enjoy the many aspects of the sport throughout their lives.  Watch the video here.

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Summer Sailing Academy

Summer Sailing Academy

Summer Sailing Academy

Summer Sailing Academy

Summer Sailing Academy

Program Cost

$395 per session for all children age 9* – 17 (includes an annual Junior WYC Membership)
$345 per session for children or grandchildren of current WYC members, or, children who signup for multiple sessions.

*Space is limited for qualified 9 year old students

The WYC has a new Academy reservation system.
A parent/guardian must setup a new household account.

Registration Now Closed 

The Westlake Yacht Club Nautical Foundation sponsors a limited number of scholarships available based on need.
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S/C Bob Amenta

Rear Commodore Gary Hughes


Summer Sailing Academy at WYC

The eight session program covers the following topics and opportunity to advance after each session.  Each session provides a Certified U.S Sailing Instructor from the yacht club. Courses include boat rigging, emergencies, working wind, docking, regatta and daily racing.  Skills development include beginner, intermediate and advanced.  Students are involved in interactive classroom instruction with whiteboard, knot tying sessions and supervised sailing on the lake.  All students receive certificates of completion.

US Sailing Instructors
Jake Stephens, Certified Instructor
Ethan Fields, Associate Instructor
Brennen Fields, Associate Instructor

8 Academy Summer Sessions  Each session is 5 days Mon – Fri

The students are divided into groups according to age and skill level.

  • Session 1 Jun 18 – Jun 22
  • Session 2 Jun 25 – Jun 29 *
  • Session 3 Jul 9 – Jul 13 
  • Session 4 Jul16 – Jul 20
  • Session 5 Jul 23 – Jul 27 (Session Full)
  • Session 6 Jul 30 – Aug 3 
  • Session 7 Aug 6 – Aug 10  
  • Session 8 Aug 13 – Aug 17

*Includes entry into July 4 “Around the Island Race”

 All Instruction will begin at 11 am and complete at 4 pm.

  • All Students/Sailors must have basic swimming skills, supply and wear a life jacket and must bring their lunch.
  • Each sailor will be assigned a personal sailboat for which they are responsible.
  • Graduation ceremonies will commence on Fridays each Academy  week.
  • A BBQ will follow each graduation.  Parents, sailors and visitors are invited to this wonderful event.

Classes are held at Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Rd.,  Westlake Village.