Junior Sailing

CCYC's Junior Fleet is a parent-involved group that aims to encourage and develop the sailing and water-related skills of our children (ages 7 to 18) through instructional and peer-to-peer interaction in a structured yet fun and social educational environment. Junior Fleet was re-established in 1996 to develop knowledgeable youth sailors and instill in them a love of the sport of boating that will serve as a foundation for their future and that of CCYC. No previous sailing experience is necessary to join Junior Fleet. Any parents interested in getting more involved in sailing and volunteering should contact  juniorssailing@corinthian.org.

Junior Fleet Membership Application
Junior Fleet Information


Beginners start sailing in the Prams and Optimists. They work on learning how to properly rig the boats and the basics of sailing. Beginners are of all ages and it is the first step in building their confidence on the water.


Designed for those who have learned the beginner's skills and are ready for the next step. This level includes improving sailing techniques and learning how to get the most out of the boat by building skills in speed and accuracy.


For sailors who have successfully conquered the first two levels and are ready to implement their knowledge in the world of racing. This level includes many races on the 420s or Optimists.

Park District Sailing at Montrose Harbor

In Partnership with the Chicago Park District we are now offering High School Spring and Fall Sailing. This 420 race-oriented program is suited for 13-18 year old. During spring and fall, certified racing instructors teach Tuesdays and Thursdays for approximately 8 weeks. Please contact David Stix (773.334.9100 xt.4) for more information.

2017 Directors:

Marie Ahern - Fleet Captain
James Connolly/Matthew Barrett - Co. Sergeant at Arms
Ginny Waskel - Treasurer
Abbey Polgar (Mitch Polgar) - Secretary
Polly Jarman - Instructor

2016 Junior Fleet Awards

Sailor of the Year-
Opti: Elizabeth Barrett
420: Anne Ahern
Fleet: Marie Ahern

  • Events Schedule
    • Sunday May 14th 2017
      Mother's Day Brunch & CCYC Jr. Fleet Fundraiser Flower Sale

      Friday May 19th 2017

      Sailing lessons begin

      Monday May 29th 2017
      Memorial Day Flag Raising

      May - June 2017
      Sailing lessons will be held every Friday from 4:30pm-Dusk

      Mid June - Labor Day 2017
      Sailing lessons will switch to every Tuesday from 4:30pm-Dusk

      September -October 2017

      Sailing lessons will switch to every Friday from 4:30pm-Dusk

      Parent Volunteer Schedule