HYC has the strongest youth sailing program in the Galveston Bay area, a program that offers activities for all interests. The mission of the Youth Program, also known as the Ragnots, is to develop knowledgeable young sailors while instilling in them the love for the sport of sailing that will serve as a foundation for the future of our club and our sport.
The Ragnot program offers many sailing opportunities with after-school and weekend sailing practice. The program uses the Opti, OPen Skiff, Sunfish, C420, and ILCA-Laser boats.In summer we offer a week long overnight camp for Ragnots and many day camps, that include all levels of sailing as well as our new Summer Fun Camp where campers get to sail, fish, kayak, and paddle board.
The Youth program has many social events and parties throughout the year for kids of all ages. Following the Easter Brunch, there is a giant Easter egg hunt. The lawn is sectioned off for each age group with lots of eggs for everyone. July 4th features The Great American Cardboard Boat race. Kids team up to build cardboard boats and race around the harbor. Prizes are given for not only the top three winners, but for other categories such as best decorated boat, best boat name or first to sink to mention a few.
Boo Boating is a fun event around Halloween with a fall party and a costume contest followed by Trick or Treating at the boats in the harbor. The Christmas open house features a great brunch along with a special guest that arrives by boat. Children and parents line up to see Santa Claus entering the harbor and then follow him to the ballroom for pictures with Santa and a complimentary toy.
Sailing Director Contact
To contact the Sailing Director for question regarding Youth Sailing, Adults Sailing, Private Lessons or Charter Club - Call the front desk 281-471-1255 and ask for the Sailing Office. You can also stop by the sailing office located in the breezeway next to the main Lobby or clickl here to send an email.