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.
Junior Sailing 2019
Summer Sailing Academy


Summer Sailing Academy Has Concluded Watch for 2020 Dates

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Welcome From Vice 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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Program Cost

$425 per session for all children age 9* – 17 (includes an annual Junior WYC Membership)
$375 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 separate Academy reservation system.
A parent/guardian must setup a new household account.

Registration Opens April 2020 - Click HERE 

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

Vice 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.

U.S. Sailing Instruction
Jake Stephens, Head and Certified Instructor
Associate Instructors Available 
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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 17 – Jun 21 (Sold Out)
  • Session 2 Jun 24 – Jun 28 * (Sold Out)
  • Session 3 Jul 8 – Jul 12 (Sold Out)
  • Session 4 Jul 15 – Jul 29 (Sold Out)
  • Session 5 Jul 22 – Jul 26 (Sold Out)
  • Session 6 Jul 29 – Aug 2 (Sold Out)
  • Session 7 Aug 5 – Aug 9  (Sold Out)
  • Session 8 Aug 12 – Aug 16 (Sold Out)

*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, 32129 Lindero Canyon Rd.,  Westlake Village.