Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club
BCYC
Latitude 33° 36' 24" N | Longitude 117° 53' 07" W
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$47/month with NO initiation fee!

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Welcome to BCYC Junior Sailing

Our goal is to instill a lifelong appreciation for sailing by creating an environment that promotes sportsmanship, safety and success. BCYC offers a premier Junior Sailing Program with benefits that won’t be found anywhere else in Newport Harbor.

Private Lessons

Private lessons can be arranged through the junior sailing director or head coach. Sabot sailors are responsible for providing their own boat. Club-owned CFJs and 420s are available to members. Each sailor will be matched with an appropriate certified sailing coach based on the sailor’s ability.

Camp Corinthian Summer Program

Our six-week flagship program begins in late June and ends in August. Running Monday through Friday, classes are offered for kids ages five to 17, incorporating everything from arts and crafts, swim classes, knot tying, and top-level competitive racing around Southern California. The program concludes with …

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Fall Sailing Program

Join us for weekly sailing clinics after school on Fridays. Beginner to advanced ability levels are welcome! This program is designed to keep our sailors engaged in the sport during the off-season and prepare for weekend regattas.

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Spring Sailing Program

Join us for weekly sailing clinics after school on Fridays. Beginner to advanced ability levels are welcome. This program is designed to keep our sailors engaged in the sport during the off season and prepare for weekend regattas. Please contact the Junior Sailing Director in advance by phone …

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Junior Sailing Staff

The BCYC sailing staff is highly trained and motivated to provide each program participant with the best possible learning experience. For the sailor it is most beneficial to work hard, be committed to success and come together as a team.

Sailing Director: Cameron MacLaren

Cameron has been working with different sailing programs for over ten years as beginner sailing instructor, race coach, head coach, and program director. He grew up on Lido Isle and went through the junior program there, and developed his passion for sailing education through high school and college. In addition to BCYC, he has coached for Lido Isle Yacht Club, Newport Harbor Yacht Club, and Washington Yacht Club. In his second full year as BCYC Junior Sailing Director, he is looking forward to a fun and successful sailing season.

Head Coach: Matt Peter

Matt hails from Boston, Massachusetts and started his coaching career at Cape Cod Sea Camps with their learn-to-sail program in 2009. He then founded the sailing team at Emmanuel College where he studied graphic design and communications. Upon graduating he took over the role of head coach for his alma mater. In addition, Matt has coached at Wentworth Institute of Technology Sailing, Boston Latin School Sailing Team, Harvard Sailing Center and the Crimson Sailing Academy. We are very excited and lucky to have him join us as our head coach!

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