Learning to sail a boat is easy at EYC, whatever your age or experience level.
Each summer we offer Sail School, a week-long camp dedicated to teaching kids the joys of being on the water. Starting at age 10, children are taught the basics of a sailboat and have hands-on experience in Zumas, Lasers, catamarans, centerboards, and even big boats.
After Sail School, each Wednesday evening young students come to EYC to practice their skills under the supervision of volunteer sailing coaches. The evening ends with pizza in the clubhouse.
At the end of the summer, our young sailors are invited to participate in the Jim Skeen Memorial UnRegatta, an afternoon designed and dedicated to sailing fun.
Adults are welcome at Sail School, too! In fact, we have a high percentage of adults attend camp each summer, and we always offer a women's only class.
For those who want to learn on the race course, it's easy to find a spot to crew on a Thursday night. You can show up on the docks about 5:30 p.m. and see who needs some help or you can contact the Club Manager or a Fleet captain to help you find a boat.
Sailing classes are also available through Eugene Parks and Recreation. Some classes are even taught by EYC members.