Dinghy Sailing

The objective of this course is to bring both introductory and experienced sailors to a level of competence that will allow them to sail small boats safely and with confidence. The course is taught by our US Sailing Certified Small Boat Instructors in a clinic setting with a low student-to-instructor ratio using Club-owned 420s.


The course is open to:

  • Club family members age 18 and over
  • Current members of the Youth Sail 420 curriculum
  • Non-members age 18 and over with a member sponsor


The curriculum is based on the US Sailing "Learn Sailing Right" series with topics addressed at a level appropriate to student needs and abilities.

  • Rigging the boat
  • Launching the boat
  • Leaving the dock
  • Sailing, dinghy style
  • Recovering a capsized boat
  • Docking the boat
  • Retrieving and stowing the boat


  • Sessions are Saturday mornings from 9 AM to Noon beginning June 4th. Minimum of three students per session and a maximum of five to six students per instructor, depending on the skill level and learning objectives of the students.
  • Students may attend as many sessions as desired.


  • $75 per person per session.
  • CYC Members and immediate family receive a $25 per person discount.


Two people sailing a 420 dinghy.