kyc 2014 jr sailing regattaKEYPORT, NJ – Registration is now open for the summer Junior Sailing Program at the Keyport Yacht Club. Parents and young sailors interested in learning more about the program are encouraged to attend our Feb. 7 Open House where they can ask questions and talk with other parents and program volunteers. Registration forms and program material will be available from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Keyport Yacht Club, 115 First Street, Keyport, New Jersey.

For more than 20 years, the Keyport Yacht Club’s Junior Sailing Program has been providing fun and safe sailing lessons to children who are 8-17 years old. The premier junior sailing program teaches more than real sailing skills, it teaches teamwork and sportsmanship, self-reliance and confidence.  “These are skills and experiences that will benefit our program participants for a lifetime,” says Wayne Woerner, Junior Sailing chairperson. “The fact that many of our junior sailors return year after year demonstrates just how fun and rewarding the experience can be.”

The Junior Sailing program is open to the public and boats are provided. Weekday and Saturday programs run for seven weeks. The Saturday program will start on June 27 and costs $375. The weekday program is held Monday through Thursday and begins on June 29. The cost for the weekday program is $800. Discounts are available for early bird registration and boat ownership.

The program includes both on water and on shore lessons from certified sailing instructors about boat handling and safety, sail trim and navigation, boat maintenance and rigging, and racing tactics.  Junior sailors interested in developing racing skills and discovering their competitive side can participate in junior sailing regattas at neighboring yacht clubs.

For more information about the Junior Sailing Program or to print the registration forms, visit the Junior Sailing page at www.KeyportYachtClub.com or call 732-739-0727.