Learn To Sail

Waukegan Harbor - WYC Youth Foundation

Start the adventure of a lifetime by learning to sail this summer! The WYC Youth Foundation Junior Sail program has been ‘making sailors’ for more than 50 years. Safety is a priority: Staff members are certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, NASBLA Boating Safety and CDC Heads-up Concussion Training. Instructors are U.S. Sailing Level 1 certified. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes. Life vests, boats and safety equipment are provided. This is a contractual program.

Instructor Waukegan Harbor

KinderSail

Beginning learn-to-sail classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings introduce sailing and some basic skills to younger children so they can have a positive sailing experience and develop comfort in the boats.

Class Code Age Dates Time Day Location Res/Non Min/Max Classes
Session I 212505A 5-8 years 6/11 - 6/13 6:00-7:30p Tues & Th Waukegan Harbor $40/$48 1/10 2
Session II 212505B 5-8 years 6/25 - 6/27 6:00-7:30p Tues & Th Waukegan Harbor $40/$48 1/10 2
Session III 212505C 5-8 years 7/09 - 7/11 6:00-7:30p Tues & Th Waukegan Harbor $40/$48 1/10 2
Session IV 212505D 5-8 years 7/23 - 7/25 6:00-7:30p Tues & Th Waukegan Harbor $40/$48 1/10 2
Session V 212505E 5-8 years 8/06 - 8/08 6:00-7:30p Tues & Th Waukegan Harbor $40/$48 1/10 2
Session VI 212505F 5-8 years 8/13 - 8/15 6:00-7:30p Tues & Th Waukegan Harbor $40/$48 1/10 2

Racing Practice & Prep

Practice skills like starts, race tactics and rules of competition. This class is designed to help students compete in regattas in the Opti and Club 420 fleets against sailors from other regional programs. Some previous sail experience is required.

Class Code Age Dates Time Day Location Res/Non Min/Max Classes
Session I 212505G 8-17 years 6/10 - 6/14 1:00-4:00p M-F Waukegan Harbor $195/$234 1/10 5
Session II 212505H 8-17 years 7/08 - 7/12 1:00-4:00p M-F Waukegan Harbor $195/$234 1/10 5
Session III 212505I 8-17 years 8/05 - 8/09 1:00-4:00p M-F Waukegan Harbor $195/$234 1/10 5

Adventure Sail

Adventure Sail teaches beginners to rig and sail small boats in the protected waters of Waukegan Harbor. Experienced sailors hone skills on Lake Michigan. Full days are available by registering for both AM and PM classes

Class Code Age Dates Time Day Location Res/Non Min/Max Classes
Session I 212505J 8-17 years 6/10 - 6/14 9:00a-12:00p M-F Waukegan Harbor $195/$234 1/10 5
Session I 212505K 8-17 years 6/10 - 6/14 1:00-4:00p M-F Waukegan Harbor $195/$234 1/10 5
Session II 212505L 8-17 years 7/08 - 7/12 9:00a-12:00p M-F Waukegan Harbor $195/$234 1/10 5
Session II 212505M 8-17 years 7/08 - 7/12 1:00-4:00p M-F Waukegan Harbor $195/$234 1/10 5
Session III 212505N 8-17 years 8/05 - 8/09 9:00a-12:00p M-F Waukegan Harbor $195/$234 1/10 5
Session III 212505O 8-17 years 8/05 - 8/09 1:00-4:00p M-F Waukegan Harbor $195/$234 1/10 5