EYC Announces Junior Group Sailing Lessons

The Ephraim Yacht Club (EYC) has announced its junior group sailing lesson program for 2014. The EYC will offer junior lessons over a nine-week period beginning June 16, in four two-week sessions followed by a one-week session. Lessons are taught Monday through Friday in three-hour periods. Students can sign up for morning or afternoon lessons. Junior lessons are offered to beginner through advanced students ages 7-17.

The EYC’s lessons feature on-shore and on-the-water instruction, including nomenclature, sailing theory, safety, seamanship, boat handling, and boat care. The EYC has an experienced staff of fifteen instructors certified by US Sailing. The EYC maintains a fleet of 55 sailboats (including Flying Scots, 420s, Lasers and Optimists) for use in its lesson program.

“Sailing is a lifetime sport which is athletic but does not require unusual coordination, size or strength. Sailing is social – girls and boys participate together. More than any other junior sport, sailing teaches self-reliance, responsibility, ethics, fair play, and teamwork, and builds self-confidence,” said EYC Education committee chairman Jay Lott.

Lesson price varies by the length of the session, but is never more than $11 per hour. A typical two-week session includes ten days (30 hours) of instruction for $300. Scholarships are available to year-round residents of Door County, including free student memberships and a 75 percent discount on tuition. For more information about scholarships, email [email protected].

EYC membership is required in order to take lessons. Membership is open to all; annual membership dues range from $65 (student) to $175 (family.) The EYC maintains a fleet of 57 sailboats and kayaks for use by members in lessons, racing, and day sailing. For more information or to enroll, visit