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. Watch the Sailing Academy video here.

Junior Sailing 2021
Summer Sailing Academy


Summer Sailing Academy Registration Will Open Soon

Watch for Our Spring Programs

Welcome From Rear Commodore
Marty Fentress
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 instructor video here.

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Program Cost

$450 per session for all children age 9* – 17 (includes an annual Junior WYC Membership)
$400 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 Soon - Watch for Spring Programs 

The Westlake Yacht Club Nautical Foundation sponsors a limited number of scholarships available based on need. To apply, click / tap HERE
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S/C Bob Amenta

Rear Commodore Marty Fentress


Summer Sailing Academy at WYC

The nine session program covers the following topics and an opportunity to advance after each session.  Each session is lead by 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.   Watch a Classroom Video HERE.

Sailing Instruction
Conducted and Led by a U.S. Sailing Certified Instructor
Associate Instructors Available 
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9 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 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 

*Includes entry into July 4 “Around the Island Race”

 All Instruction will begin at 12 pm and complete at 5 pm.

  • All Students/Sailors must have basic swimming skills, supply and wear a life jacket and 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.

WYC Junior Membership:  All sessions include an annual Junior Membership in the Westlake Yacht Club.  To join as a Junior Member, please complete the following membership application by downloading it to your desktop/laptop, complete the form and then email it to  Junior Membership Application Packet