Sailing Academy
Welcome to the Sailing Academy
Rear Commodore Michael Koslow

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The objective of the Junior Sailing Program at  Westlake Yacht Club is to help junior sailors experience the joy of sailing, develop recreational and competitive sailing skills and to grow as Corinthian sailors. Watch the Sailing Academy video here.

2024 Summer Sailing Academy
Award Winning Jr. Sailing Program of the Year in 2018
Program Leadership

The Junior Sailing Program is headed by R/C Michael Koslow and assisted by Junior Sailing Advisors S/C Melessa Lee and S/C Howard Brenner.


Overall Sailing and Regatta Activity is the responsibility of WYC Rear Commodore, Michael Koslow, Westlake Yacht Club, 32119 W. Lindero Canyon Blvd. Westlake Village, CA  91361.  818-889-4820 


Sailing Academy Gallery
Sailing Teras Now !

Sailing Teras Now !

Solo Tera

Solo Tera

Teras at the dock

Teras at the dock

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Program Costs

For Students Ages 9-17

The price for each weekly session is $510 for Non-WYC Members or $465 for multiple siblings and/or multiple sessions.  $465 for children / grandchildren of WYC members for any number of weekly sessions. Registration for multiple sessions is encouraged to improve sailing skills. Fees include one annual Junior WYC Membership for the participant. Junior Membership includes complimentary sailing on "Wet Wednesday" afternoons in July, Aug & Sept.  See the WYC calendar tab for specific Wet Wednesday sailing dates and times.  

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The Westlake Yacht Club Nautical Foundation sponsors a limited number of scholarships based on need.

Application for Sailing Program Scholarship.
Please click HERE to download the form.

Print, complete the form and submit it to the Rear Commodore.



Questions please contact:
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Michael Koslow, Rear Commodore



2024 Course Outline


All sessions provide Certified U.S. Sailing Instructors teaching boat rigging and derigging, emergency responses, working the wind, docking, regatta participation and daily racing. Students receive classroom instruction and supervised sailing on the lake.  All students receive certificates of completion at the end of the week. 


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9  Session Schedule: 

Sessions have a limited number of sailors and fill quickly.  For 2024 we offer 9 sessions with 3 boat classes: 15 Tera boats for Beginning - Intermediate and younger sailors, 6 Laser boats for Intermediate and Advanced Teenage Sailors and 4-CFJ boats that are double handed for Intermediate and Advanced Teenage sailors  

Please Note: There are no waiting lists. In order to receive a refund, we must be notified no later than June 1, 2024.

After June 1, there are NO REFUNDS for cancellations..


  • Session 1 Jun 10 – Jun 14
  • Session 2 Jun 17 – Jun 21
  • Session 3 Jun 24 – Jun 28 
  • - Break -  Jul 1 – Jul 5 
  • Session 4  Jul 8 – Jul 12
  • Session 5  Jul 15 – Jul 19
  • Session 6  Jul 22 - Jul 26 
  • Session 7 Jul 29 – Aug 2 
  • Session 8 Aug 5 – Aug 9 
  • Session 9 Aug 12 – Aug 16 


Session Details:

  • Each Session is 5 days, Monday - Friday
  • Students are involved in outdoor on the water instruction sessions
  • Instruction begins at 12:30pm and ends at 4:30pm
  • Students are divided according to age and skill level
  • All Students/Sailors must have basic swimming skills, weigh at least 70 pounds, bring and wear a life jacket, sunscreen and bottle water.
  • Each sailor will be assigned a personal sailboat for which they are responsible.
  • Graduation Certificates and Junior Membership Applications Awarded on Fridays each week.

Classes are held at Westlake Yacht Club, 32119 Lindero Canyon Rd.,  Westlake Village.

Reference Only: Jr. Waiver & Medical