RYC 2020 Summer Sailing Classes

The RYC Summer Sailing Classes offer instruction to students, ages 7 - 18, who are just starting their sailing experience (we have worked with students who have never been in a boat before) as well as 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. Students will also learn about: teamwork, safety, terminology, care of equipment, and how to properly handle themselves in a variety of situations, both onshore and on the water. We do have plenty of fun as well. Bring along a friend and enjoy the sailing.

  • When & Where
    • When

      Two days per week on MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS or TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS. FRIDAY is our race/make-up day and will be open to all students who want to race and who have the ability to sail around the course. The classes will begin on Monday, June 29th and Tuesday, June 30th.  The last day of classes will be held on August 5th and August 6th, 2020.  No classes will be held on July 3rd or August 7th.  

      Classes run 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.


      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 the completed forms to the first day of classes. A completed medical form and permission slip are required for student participation.
      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. 3. Lunches and a jug of water or drink. Pack a bag with sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, towel, a change of clothes, and a sweatshirt. Dress for the weather, we do go out in light rain.
      4. A positive attitude and a desire to learn and improve!

  • Instructors
    • Instructors

      The staff is headed by Gary A. Myer who is a retired NJ teacher and has 53 years of sailing experience in a wide variety of boats. Head Instructor Kim Sinatra is a certified Elementary School teacher in NJ and HS Sailing Coach and offers the finest instruction and guidance possible. Jason Thompson will be back for his 12th year of instructing. 

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

      RYC members: $550.00 (all ages) 
      Non-Members: $750.00 (all ages)

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

      Make all checks payable to: The Raritan Yacht Club and mail the check along with the completed form to RYC SUMMER SAILING c/o Gary A. Myer 777 Amsterdam Rd. Bridgewater, NJ 08807

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  • 160 Water Street, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
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