Sailing Camps

Directed by Charles Barclay

HYC Summer Sailing Camps provide an opportunity for youth to learn to sail and enhance existing sailing and racing skills. The program teaches sailing to beginners/novice, intermediate, and advanced sailors. Sailing camp classes use US Sailing’s Skill Up App with US Sailing certified instructors and coaches.

The program is directed by Charles Barclay the HYC Sailing Director. Charles has 50 years of sailing experience along with 30 years of management experience. His sailors have been awarded Collegiate All-Academic status, sportsmanship awards, have competed at US Sailing National Championships, and been recruited by colleges of choice.

New sailors in the program learn the basics of seamanship. More experienced sailors extend skills with weather, tides, currents, and spinnakers. Advanced classes include coastal navigation and racing. The program uses the Opti, OPen Skiff, Sunfish, C420, and ILCA-Laser boats.

The Program offers the following classes:
  • Learn to Sail (Novice) - For beginning sailors Ages 7-18.
  • Learn to Sail (Intermediate) - For intermediate sailors Ages 7-18.
  • Learn to Sail (Advanced & Race Ready) - For Advanced sailors Ages 8 - 18
  • ILCA Race Team - For Advanced ILCA-Laser sailors intending on racing.
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Adventure Camps

Directed by KE Camps at HYC

The Adventure Camp offers a unique balance of a traditional day camp experience in the convenient and familiar setting of the Houston Yacht Club. With a combination of outstanding amenities, exciting programming, and an experienced and energetic staff, the structured and fun day camp will be the perfect place for your child.

The Adventure camp is for ages four to nine. Each day will be new and exciting as no two days will be alike. The bulk of camp will be spent participating in a wide variety of activities. Depending on your child's interest activities throughout the day may include: Swimming in the Yacht Club pool, Arts and Crafts, Group Games, Fun with Foods, STEM Challenges, Archery Tag, and Paddleboarding. The Adventure Camp will be offered in three weekly sessions June 12th to June 26th. To register click on HYC Adventure Camp.