Junior Sailing

CCYC's youth sailing program 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  juniorsailing@corinthian.org.

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Jr. Fleet

Beginners start sailing in the Prams, Optimists and 420s. 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.  As sailors progress, instruction includes improving sailing techniques and learning how to get the most out of the boat by building skills in speed and accuracy.


Race Team

Race Team is for those who have learned the beginner's skills and are ready for the next step. Instructor led coaching includes improving sailing techniques for those that want to enter the world of sailboat racing.  Race Team members also participate in 2-3 racing regattas annually.

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.

2018 Directors:

TBD - Jr. Fleet Captain
TBD - Sergeant at Arms
Lysa Hynes - Treasurer
TBD - Secretary
Jayme Novotney - Head Instructor
Mitch Polgar - Youth Sailing Coordinator
David Stix - CCYC Board of Directors Liaison


  • Events Schedule
    • 2018 Season 
      Jr. Fleet (3:30pm-Dusk) Tues./Fri.
      May: 18, 25
      June: 1, 8, 15, 19, 26
      July: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
      August: 7, 14, 21, 28
      September: 7, 14, 21, 28
      October: 12, 19

      Race Team (3:30PM-Dusk) Thurs.
      June: 21, 28
      July: 5, 12, 19, 26
      August: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
      (Regatta Dates TBD)

      Other Important Events:
      Mother's Day - Flower Sale Fundraiser
      Memorial Day - Flag Ceremony
      4th of July - Flag Ceremony
      Halloween Party - Date TBD