RYC 2017 Summer Sailing Classes

The RYC Summer Sailing Classes offer instruction to students who are just starting their sailing experience (we have worked with students who have never been in a boat before) and to students who are practicing and improving their sailing skills to their maximum potential. It is the goal of the class that all participating students learn to confidently handle one of our small boats and to also learn about teamwork, safety, terminology, care of the equipment, and how to properly handle themselves in a variety of situations both on shore and on the water. We do have plenty of fun, too. Bring along a friend and enjoy the sailing. The class is open to students ages 8 to 18.

  • When & Where
    • When

      Two days per week on MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS or TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS. FRIDAY is our race day and will be open to all students who want to race and who have the ability to sail around the course. We plan to participate in four regattas this season. The classes will start June 26 or 27 and will end on August 4, 2017. Classes run 9:30 to 3:30 pm.
      If you want to extend your sailing experience and continue attending classes, we are going to add on August 7–18, 2017 on all weekdays except Wednesdays. There will be an additional fee of $250.00 per student. Forms for the extension will be available in July.

      Where

      We meet on the deck of the Raritan Yacht Club Perth Amboy, NJ and sail on Raritan Bay. Call for directions or download from the club website: www.ryc.org.

  • What is Required
    • What is Required?

      1. A completed medical form and permission slip. This will be mailed to you after we receive your application and payment. Please bring this on the first day.
      2. All students must pass a basic swimming test, with and without the required PFD. You are responsible for supplying a PFD (LIFE JACKET) that fits and that the student will wear every day.
      3. Lunches and a jug of water or drink. Pack a bag with sun screen, hat, sunglasses, towel, a change of clothes, and a sweatshirt. Dress for the weather, we do go out in light rain.
      4. A desire to learn and improve.

  • Instructors
    • Instructors

      The staff is headed by Gary A. Myer who is a retired NJ teacher who has 50 years of sailing experiences in a wide variety of boats. This will be his 24th year of instruction at RYC. Head Instructor Kim Myer a certified teacher in NJ, HS Sailing Coach, and offers the finest guidance and instruction possible.
      **Space is limited by the amount of boats and this class does fill up every year. All applications and checks should be in by May 31, 2016 .

      If you want more information please give Gary Myer a call at (908) 334-0788 or email at garyamyer@gmail.com

  • Cost and Application
    • Cost and Sign-up Info:

      RYC members: $500.00 (all ages) 
      Non-Members: $700.00 (12 years old or younger as of September 1, 2016)
      Non-Members: $750.00 (13 years old and older as of September 1, 2016)

      If you are interested: Click here to access the registration form.

      Fill out the form and mail it to: RYC SUMMER SAILING c/o Gary A. Myer 777 Amsterdam Rd. Bridgewater, NJ 08807

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