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Summer Sailing Academy - Best in the West !

In January 2019, the Pacific Coast Yachting Association awarded the Westlake Yacht Club the Garrett Horder Memorial Trophy for the finest Junior Sailing Program on the entire west coast in 2018.  This is an amazing accomplishment - to have the top program of any Yacht Club in California, Oregon and Washington!  A team of dedicated leaders and talented instructors earned this honor for an outstanding Junior Summer Sailing Academy at WYC.  Special recognition goes to Bob Amenta, Sailing Director and Gary Hughes, Vice Commodore for their tireless commitment to advancing youth sailing.  Click HERE for more information on our award winning Summer Sailing Academy

Emily Does It Again - Holiday Regatta!

On Sunday December 16, 2018 WYC Junior Emily Rychlik (1st on left) bested 17 other Tera sailors to finish 1st in the Tera fleet at the Lido Isle Yacht Club Holiday Regatta in Newport Beach. The other sailors in the 18-boat Tera fleet were from Dana Point Yacht Club, Newport Sea Base, Huntington Harbor Yacht Club, and Santa Barbara Seashells. She finished 1-2-1-1 in the four races, garnering 5 points, 7 points ahead of the 2nd place sailor.  Congratulations Emily !! 





Tera North American Championship Winners

Four of our Westlake Yacht Club Juniors sailed exceptionally well on August 4 and 5 during the 2018 North America Tera Championships at Dana Point Yacht Club.

Emily Rychlik was the overall regatta winner, and winner of the Gold fleet, beating out 30 other sailors from 10 different Southern California and Colorado yacht clubs. Rachel Koscelnick also had an outstanding weekend, placing 3rd in the Silver Fleet, while her sisters Danika and Lauren placed 4th and 12th respectively in the Silver Fleet. Congratulations to all for a superb showing in this challenging 2-day, 8-race series. It was only a year ago the Westlake Yacht Club started sailing Tera's on a competitive basis.  You have made us all proud!

Thanks to the Rychlik and Koscelnick families for their enthusiastic support of our sailing program and for transporting the sailors and the boats to and from this regatta venue.