Sailing Academy
Welcome From Sailing Academy Chair
S/C Bob Amenta
The Mission

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, to grow as Corinthian sailors. Watch the Sailing Academy video here.

2021 Summer Sailing Academy
Award Winning Jr. Sailing Program of the Year 2018
Welcome From Junior Sailing Advisors
S/C Melessa Lee & S/C Howard Brenner
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.

Program Costs

For Students Ages 9-17

$450 for 1 session, $400 per session if signing up for multiple sessions (includes an annual Junior WYC Membership fee)
$400 per session for children or grandchildren of current WYC members, Sailors can signup for multiple sessions.


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

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


Questions please contact:
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Sailing Academy Director S/C Bob Amenta

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Rear Commodore Rick Rieger


2021 Course Outline

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

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9  Session Schedule: 

Sessions are limited and fill quickly.  

Please Note: There are no waiting lists.  

After June 1, 100% refunds only if any session is cancelled because of COVID-19.

  • Session 1 Jun 14 – Jun 18
  • Session 2 Jun 21 – Jun 25
  • Session 3 Jun 28 – Jul 2  
  • Session 4 Jul 5 – Jul 9 
  • Session 5 Jul 12 – Jul 16
  • Session 6 Jul 19 – Jul 23
  • Session 7 Jul 26 – Jul 30 
  • Session 8 Aug 2 – Aug 6 
  • Session 9 Aug 9 - Aug 13 


Session Details:

  • Each Session is 5 days, Monday - Friday
  • Students are involved in outdoor 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, 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 Awarded on Fridays each  week.

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

Reference Only: Jr. Waiver & Medical