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The program is run out of Biscayne Bay Yacht Club in Coconut Grove, Miami and is open to young people ages nine and up. Spots are limited. Beginners participate on Sundays, and as they progress, they can move into the novice and advanced groups which come with the option of one day, two-day, or full program. The Race Team includes advanced sailors that participate in area regattas and travel regattas.
The season is broken up into fall, winter, and spring sessions, with the addition of holiday and summer camps. Sailors with prior windsurfing experience may join the holiday camps. Summer camps are open to all levels.
Sailing takes place just minutes from the club in an area on Biscayne Bay that is filled with youth sailors from area clubs. Until they have the ability to sail out to the bay on their own, BBYC sailors are accompanied out to the sailing area on coach boats with equipment in tow. Equipment is provided to beginner and novice sailors. Sailors must bring their own lifejacket.
In addition to learning to windsurf, our sailors learn classic seamanship - rules of sailing, knot tying, paddling, how to properly tie up powerboats to a dock, and boating etiquette.
Coaches work to create an atmosphere of fun. The kids enjoy paddling races, learning free-style moves, playing music, rigging races, knot tying races, swimming, windsurfing movies, and the annual holiday gingerbread cookie decorating.
Beginner sailors use wider, heavier, more stable boards. For beginners, the club provides sails ranging from 2.0 m to 5.8m for beginners. Masts, booms, sails and harnesses are all lightweight for smaller and lighter kids.
Novice and Advanced groups use the Bic Techno, the equipment used in the Youth World Championship and the US Youth Champs. Race Team sailors progress from the Techno to the Olympic Class RSX, which us used in both the Youth Olympics and Olympics.
Thursdays, Beginner Girls
(ages 11 - 13)
3:30 - 6:00
Fridays, Advanced & Race Team
3:30 - 6:00
Saturdays, Advanced & Race Team
3:00 - 6:15
Sundays , All Levels
10:00 - 1:00, Beginners
2:00 - 5:00, Race Team
2:00 - 5:00, Intermediates
Sunday Lunch for all Levels
1:00 – 2:00
Biscayne Bay Yacht Club Youth Windsurfing
2540 South Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33111
Club Office: 305 - 858 - 6303