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Siebel Sailors Program CLICK HERE

Taught in Jackson Park Outer Harbor, classes are taught in two-week sessions, June through August, and are held Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. No classes on July 4th. If inclement weather, classes are held indoors. Students must pass a basic swim check.

Student receive both classroom and on-the-water instruction. Classes are taught by US Sailing certified instructors and US Sailing REACH/Stem instructors. Instruction is completed on 420s, Bugs and RS Feva XL sailboats.

JPYC reserves the right to select the appropriate class level in order to ensure that children are in the best level for their age, size and experience.

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JUNIOR SAILING PROGRAM

A 2-week sailing camp taught by US Sailing certified instructors and US Sailing REACH/Stem instructors. Students of all levels receive both classroom and on-the-water instruction.

2020 Session Dates

Ages 8 -18

Monday - Friday 9:30AM - 3:30PM·(rain OR shine)

Session 1: June 22nd - July 3th

Session 2: July 6th - July 17th

Session 3: July 20th - July 31th

Session 4: Aug 3rd - Aug 14th

Session 5: Aug 17th - Aug 28th

Cost: JPYC Members $325

Non-JPYC Members $425

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OPEN HORIZONS YOUTH SAILING PROGRAM

A 2-week scholarship based sailing camp taught by US Sailing certified instructors and US Sailing REACH/Stem instructors. Students of all levels receive both classroom and on-the-water instruction. For more information CLICK HERE

 

2020 Session Dates

Ages 8 -18

Monday - Friday 9:30AM - 3:30PM·(rain OR shine)

Session 1: June 22nd - July 3th

Session 2: July 6th - July 17th

Session 3: July 20th - July 31th

Session 4: Aug 3rd - Aug 14th

Session 5: Aug 17th - Aug 28th

Cost: Sliding scale scholarships based on family income and availability of spaces.

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SIEBEL SAILORS PROGRAM

NEW·2-week sailing camp offered in conjunction with US Sailing. Program is specifically designed to increase diversity in youth sailing for beginner and intermediate sailors. Siebel students will be taught will be taught separately by a special Siebel Sailors coach, with assistance from JPYC instructors, and will be using RS Feva XL sailboats.

2020 Session Dates

Ages 10-14

Monday - Friday 9:30AM - 3:30PM·(rain OR shine)

Session 1: June 22nd - July 3th

Session 2: July 20th - July 31th

These are the same dates as·Junior Program and Open Horizons program’s Session·1 and 3. So you cannot enroll in Siebel and the Junior/Open Horizons at the same time. But you can sign-up for Siebel Session 1 June 22- July 3rd, then Junior Program Session 2 July 6-17th, etc.)

Cost: JPYC Members $325

Non-JPYC Members $425

Sliding scale scholarships based on family income and availability of spaces.

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JOINT GOLFING AND SAILING PROGRAM

Offered in partnership with The First Tee of Greater Chicago, students enrolled in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Sessions of JPYC’s Junior Sailing and Open Horizons Program will have the opportunity, as part of their sailing program and at no additional cost, to learn golf from The First Tee of Greater Chicago’s instructors for approximately 3 hours totaling the 2 week session. Students will be transported from JPYC to Jackson Park Driving Range for these lessons.

Similarly, students participating in The First Tee’s programs will have the opportunity, as part of their golfing program with the First Tee Program, to attend special Saturday sailing lessons taught by the JPYC Foundation’s Junior Sailing Program instructors. Students will be transported from the Jackson Park Driving Range to JPYC for these lessons.

Northwestern Sports Psychologist Counselor/Researcher: In all of our programs except the Siebel Sailors Program, we are continuing our partnership in 2020 with a clinical sport psychologist. In addition to conducting research on the therapeutic effects of sailing on youth, the sports psychologist teaches communication, conflict resolution, resiliency and confidence building, both collectively and individually, with students and the staff. A consent form for these activities is included in the registration form. If you subsequently elect not to have your child participate in these activities, please contact Johnny Mercer, Director of Youth Sailing, jpycsailingdirector@yahoo.com.

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Northwestern Sports Psychologist Counselor/Researcher: In all of our programs except the Siebel Sailors Program, we are continuing our partnership in 2020 with a clinical sport psychologist. In addition to conducting research on the therapeutic effects of sailing on youth, the sports psychologist teaches communication, conflict resolution, resiliency and confidence building, both collectively and individually, with students and the staff. A consent form for these activities is included in the registration form. If you subsequently elect not to have your child participate in these activities, please contact Johnny Mercer, Director of Youth Sailing, jpycsailingdirector@yahoo.com.

At the end of each session a Junior Program Banquet is held. At this time, the students will do a demonstration sail for their parents during which parents can take photographs and videos of their junior sailors. The demonstration is followed by an awards ceremony. Dinner may be purchased at an additional cost and financial assistance to pay for food costs is available based on family income.

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BUGS

Novice and beginner sailors learn to sail on Bugs – safe, dry and simple boats which are ideal for teaching new sailors. Intermediate sailors also use these boats and learn more advanced techniques to achieve maximum performance and speed. A pocket-sized trainer boat, the Bug is simple, fast, and fun to sail with a plethora of features that make the boat great for beginners and experienced junior sailors. The Bug is easy to rig and definitely kid friendly. These tough, abrasion-resistant hulls have a bumper boat tolerance that’s a big plus when it comes to kids learning to sail.·It's stable, thanks to its beam, and two skegs help its upwind ability.

 

420s

420 sailboats are the boat of choice for yacht clubs, community sailing programs, and individuals. These boats provide the strongest, lightest, and most durable boats and rigging available. Novice and beginner sailors can learn to sail on 420s, while intermediate and advance sailors also use these boats to race. This 2-handed boat is great for older sailors as they learn how to crew, (handle the sails) and hdly.elm(steer). 420s are easy to rig and are kid-friendly.

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RS FEVA XLs

The RS Feva XL, manufactured by·RS Sailing, is one of the fastest growing double-handed sailboat classes in the world. With a modern sailplan

and controls, and a durable, performance focused hull, the RS Feva is an ideal training platform for the Siebel Sailors Program.

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Q: I’m not sure what class is right for my child. How should I choose?

A: We have classes for all age groups and levels of experience. Please refer to the class descriptions and select what you think is the best option. When classes start we can always make adjustments to class placements based our evaluation of your child’s skills and interests

 

Q: What should my child bring to summer sailing lessons?

A: Your child should be prepared for a day on the water. So pack for them a life jacket, sack lunch, water bottle, sun screen, towel, hat, sunglasses and close-toed shoes that can get wet.

 

Q: Does my child need a life jacket?

A: YES. Each student is required to have his/her own life jacket. Life jackets should be United States Coast Guard approved and properly fitted at the store. USCG Type III Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) are recommended for sailing school. Prices usually start around $25 per jacket. JPYC does have a few extra life jackets on hand for when children occasionally forget their own.

 

Q: Will there be a swim test?

A: YES. All students are required to know how to swim. Instructors will conduct a swim check of each student on the first day of sailing school. All students must take the check, including children who passed the test in prior years. The swim check requires that each child be able to swim 50 feet with clothes on, then tread water without a life jacket in the water. Please bring a towel and change of clothes to the first class.

 

Q: What happens when the weather is too bad to sail?

A: We only take children out on the water when conditions are safe for their boats and their level of experience. If the weather does not allow them to be on the water, we combine classroom instruction with fun off-the-water activities to complete the day.

 

Q: Is there class on July 4th?

A: NO. We do not have class on July 4th and this day is not made up later in the session.


Q: What if we need to cancel? Are refunds given?

A: Class fees refunds can be made under the following conditions:

• Student does not pass the swim test

Student/ Parent provides 2 weeks' notice prior to the start of the first class
 

Class fees cannot be returned if:

• Student has already started the class and changes their mind.

• Student signs up for full summer, but decides, after the first session, not to attend the second session.

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On The Water Safety

All on the water activities are patrolled by "safety" boats. These boats consist of inflatable boats with engines and a Boston Whaler. Each boat is manned by experienced instructors. Additionally, both coast guard and Chicago police department boats regularly patrol near Jackson Park Harbor.

We strongly encourage parents to take the following free online courses prior to their sailor's start date.· Sailors, especially beginner sailors, frequently get hit in the head with the boom/sail.· If you notice your sailor displaying any symptoms please seek medical treatment from your healthcare provider and also contact our Director of Youth Sailing Programs.· Additionally, please report any misconduct to our Director of Youth Sailing Programs.

Center's for Disease Control HEADS Up Youth Sports Concussion Training Course:

https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html

US Sailing and Safe Sport Parent Guide to Misconduct in Sport:

https://www.athletesafety.org/training/index

 

 

 

US Coast Guard Approved Type III Vest PFD (Life Jacket) Not Provided

Completed Medical Authorization and Release, Liability Waiver and Release, Emergency Contact Information, Media Release

Close Toed Shoes, Sunscreen, Suitable Sailing Attire, Change of Dry Clothes and Lunch

Sailor Code of Conduct and Parent Code of Conduct

Timely and complete payment of all fees

Swim Check –·All students are required to be able to swim. Instructors will conduct a swim check on the first day of class. The swim check requires that each child be able to swim 50 feet with clothes on, then tread water. This applies to children who passed the swim check in prior years. Please bring a towel and change of clothes to the first class.

The Chicago Park District offers affordable swimming lessons. Visit the Chicago Park District's website to register for swimming lessons. CLICK HERE

 

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COSTS

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A 10% discount is applied to the total tuition for two (2) siblings enrolled in the program.
A 15% discount is given for the same child in multiple sessions.

Please note that discounts apply only to “sailing school” tuition, and does not apply to membership dues.

JPYC MEMBERSHIP: Become a JPYC member for discounts on youth sailing. CLICK HERE

SCHOLARSHIPS: Our Open Horizons Youth Sailing Program offers sliding scale scholarships based on family income. For more information on scholarships CLICK HERE

Special Privileges for Parents: We welcome parents to come to JPYC to watch their children sail so long as your presence does not interfere with instruction. When your child is enrolled in our programs, you are welcome to come to the club for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, dinner on Saturdays or attend one of our many events and parties.

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