$49/month with NO initiation fee!
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 the INSA Junior Sabot Nationals.
Classes include the Starfish programs for kids ages five to seven, followed by the Novice program for ages eight+ where kids learn to sail. Next the sailors progress into the Sabot racing program where kids compete against other sailors traveling throughout the region, make their way up through a tiered ranking system based on ability level. Once the sailor master the Sabot, they graduate into the CFJ program as teenagers and learn to race double-handed boats. In addition to CFJs, we offer Club 420 sailboats which introduces the trapeze and opens the door to the national youth sailing circuit.
All programs emphasize learning, safety, and fun in addition to producing winning results. There is a place for every level of sailor in our Junior Sailing Program.
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.View Cameron MacLaren's Bio
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.
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!View Matt Peter's Bio
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!
Ashton Brown is an incoming Junior at Corona del Mar High School. He has spent 3 years as part of the CDM Sailing Team as both skipper and crew. Ashton has also participated in the BCYC sailing program for CFJ and Sabot racing. Some of his accomplishments include: First place in the Corinthian Cup CFJ class 2014, Outstanding Skipper 2014, and the Mark Gaudio Perpetual Award. Ashton has been an instructor at BCYC for one year including last summer, fall, and spring programs.
Berkeley Green is a lifelong sailor and keelboat racing skipper with over two decades of experience as sailing instructor at UC-Irvine and OCC Sailing. He served as Program Director from 2005 to 2011 at the Newport Sea Base and was instrumental in developing partner programs, grant funded fleet purchases and online registration systems. Berkeley has competed in many Newport-Ensenada races, Shields Nationals and has sailed 3,500 miles across the Pacific Ocean to French Polynesia as First Mate on a ninety foot ketch.
Caden Wheeler is 17 years old and currently attends Mater Dei High Schoo. Caden has been sailing since he was 4 years old and learned to sail in the BCYC sailing program. He is also on the varsity sailing team at his high school and sails frequently on the weekends. In his free time when he’s not sailing, Caden likes to hang out with friends, go fishing, and travel. This will be his second year as a coach at BCYC, and it is a wonderful experience to see kids learn and love to sail.
Catherine will be finishing up her degree in the Fall at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she is a member of the Masters swim program. Before that she swam for her high school team. Catherine has been a lifeguard for over 7 years and has been teaching swim lessons for the past 5 years.
Derek started his sailing career at age five in the Starfish program at BCYC. After racing his first regatta at age seven, he soon started sailing sabots all throughout Southern California and moved up to the A fleet by age ten. At Derek’s final sabot regatta in 2013, he managed to take home the Junior Sabot Nationals Championship title. His CFJ career includes finishes such as placing first in CFJs at Junior Olympics. At one of his last FJ regattas, Derek was one of two skippers to lead the Corona del Mar sailing team to win the Gold Pacific Coast Championships and qualify for nationals. Aside from four years on CdM’s varsity sailing team, Derek also has experience competing in the 29er and club 420 classes. Derek is excited for another year coaching at BCYC!
This is Emmy Yoshimura’s second summer with BCYC as a Starfish Instructor. During the remaining of the year, Emmy is a substitute teacher in the Westminster School District. She received her Bachelor of Arts and earned her multiple subject teaching credential from California State University, Long Beach. For the past three years, she has completed long term and day to day substitute positions in various grade levels, from Transitional Kindergarten through sixth grade. She recently completed a long term position where she taught third grade for the entire 2016 academic school year.
Born into a Navy family, Grace Blackman is a fourth generation sailor and first learned to sail sabots at the age of eight in the Newport Harbor Bay. Since then Grace has sailed everything from sabots, lasers, Harbor 20s, Lehmans, FJs, to big boats. Grace graduated from Newport Harbor High School in 2016, where she was a varsity two-sport athlete playing soccer and sailing on the high school team all four years. This Fall Grace will be attending the University of Colorado, Boulder and majoring in Integrative Physiology. Grace aspires to be a professor of pediatric nursing in the future.
Harrington Bubb will be sixteen years old when the sailing program starts. He’s a freshman at Newport Harbor High School and on the school’s sailing team. He has lived in Newport Beach his entire life and started sailing when he was six years old; spending countless summers sailing in the junior program at Balboa Yacht Club. Harrington has a huge passion for sailing and the ocean in general. He has a great enthusiasm for surfing and gets in the water almost every weekend. This will be Harrington’s first summer coaching and he’s very excited to be teaching and passing on knowledge of the water on to the junior sailors.
Jack is a student at JSerra Catholic High School. He has participated in the Junior Sailing Program at BCYC since he was a starfish. He has sailed both sabots and CFJs. Most recently, he also volunteered as a Junior Instructor last summer at BCYC. Jack is on the varsity basketball team at JSerra, and he is excited for his upcoming senior year. He is excited to be able to be a part of the BCYC junior program. He hopes to be able to have a big part in helping the younger sailors progress throughout the course of the summer.
Mark is one of the most sought-after race coaches in the region, with a particular specialization in the Naples Sabot. He won Junior Sabot Nationals in his youth, and continues to dominate Senior Sabot Nationals with over fifteen championship titles. He has been with BCYC since his days as a junior sailor and continues to give back to his home club.
Robert grew up sailing in Newport Harbor, as a baby, his parents would strap him into his car seat in the cockpit of their Cal 40 sailboat Pegasus and go racing. Beginning as a novice in sabots, and making it to the C1 level before outgrowing them, he moved up to CFJ’s and Lasers for high school. He just graduated from Mater Dei High School where he was a part of the sailing team for all 4 years, serving as captain his senior year. He enjoys sailing his Laser,and fishing the local waters in his free time, and can usually be seen driving his family’s powerboat or his Whaler, and when he’s not doing that he can be found acting as bow man on the Choate 48 Amante. This will be his 2nd year coaching the BCYC summer program, along with coaching at BCYC for the fall of 2015 and the spring of 2016.
Wills just completed his freshmen year at Indiana University and has been sailing since age 7. After reaching sabot A’s at Newport Harbor Yacht Club, he found passion racing Lasers which took him all over the world to sail. Some of his favorite regattas he’s competed in would have to be Orange Bowl in Miami, FL, CORK OCR in Kingston, ON, and Laser Radial World Championship in Aarhus, Denmark. In high school, Wills sailed CFJ’s with the Newport Harbor High School team so he is excited to help current and incoming high school sailing team members with their CFJ boat handling and tactics!