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 2017
Summer Sailing Academy


Registration for the 2017 Summer Sailing Academy

All Sessions are now Closed

Welcome From Rear Commodore
Jim Harrison
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
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Summer Sailing Academy

Summer Sailing Academy

Summer Sailing Academy

Summer Sailing Academy

Summer Sailing Academy

Program Cost

$395 per session for all children age 9* – 17 (includes an annual Junior Membership)
$345 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 new Academy reservation system.
A parent/guardian must setup a new household account.


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

Rear Commodore Jim Harrison


Summer Sailing Academy at WYC
The eight session program covers the following topics and opportunity to advance after each session.  Each session provides Certified U.S Sailing Instructors from the yacht club. Courses include boat rigging, emergencies, working wind, docking, regatta and daily racing.  Students are involved in interactive classroom instruction and whiteboard, including knot tying sessions.  All students receive certificates of completion.

Certified US Sailing Instructors
Jake Stephens
Ethan Fields
Brennen Fields

8 Academy Summer Sessions  Each session is 5 days Mon – Fri

The students are divided according to age and skill level.

*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’s facility at the Landing in Westlake Village.