Junior Sailing

Newport Harbor Yacht Clubs junior sailors are affectionately referred to as "Non-Calms". Local lore suggests the term was derived from the Naval term "Non-Com" referring to non-commissioned officers. This historical reference only seems fitting as our junior sailors hone their sailing skills through our year-round sailing programs and various club activities. Non-Calms enjoy learning to sail and racing in a variety of boats including the Naples Sabots, Lasers, FJ's, 420's, and beyond. NHYC Non-Calms enjoy a strong history of racing success locally, nationally, and worldwide.  

Sailing Programs are for members immediate children only (not grandchildren).  Junior Membership is available, please contact our Membership Director Joie Kelly at joie.kelly@nhycstaff.org to begin the membership process.  The process can take a few months, so start early!
CFJ Winter Clinic Sign Up
Junior Board Applications
Junior Board Constitution

Fall 2018 Regattas
PCISA SoCal #1 Sept 15 NHYC Info & Registration (CFJ 8th grade +)
Perry Series #1 Sept 15-16 CBYC Info & Registration (c420)
North Series #1 Sept 29-30 SDYC Info & Registration (sabots)
Shadden Series #2 Oct 7  CalYC Info & Registration (CFJ)
Corinthian Cup Oct 20-21 BCYC  
Halloween Regatta Oct 27-28 LIYC
PCISA SoCal #2 Nov 3 BCYC (CFJ 8th grade +)
North Series #2/Jr. Commodores Regatta Nov 3-4 Misson Bay YC  
Turkey Day Regatta Nov 17-18 Alamitos Bay YC Info & Registration

Weekend/Travel Regatta Coaching Fees:
$20 per day/per sailor unless specified.
$45 per day/per sailor not enrolled in NHYC sailing programs.

  • Summer Program
    •  2018 Non-Calm Summer Program

      The Non-Calm Summer program begins the last week in June and runs through the first week in August with Sabot Nationals being held at LBYC August 7-9. Most classes are held Monday -Thursday. Beginner level classes are held in the morning, and intermediate to racing classes are held in the afternoon. Non-Calm sailing can begin after a child has finished first grade, beginning as a “Pollywog,” and can advance into Sabots and CFJs through high school. The program is focused on improving racing skills in preparation for regattas throughout the year while also having fun learning the sport of sailing and being with friends! 

      A parent and/or child must be a current member at NHYC in order to participate in any NHYC sailing programs.

      Prorates are not available.
      Partial refunds can be issued before June 25th, except for the $500 nonrefundable deposit upon registering.

      Check out our new summer class offerings below!!
      Coupon no longer available.

      Please DO NOT use the Credit Card option. 
      Sabot Nationals Photos 2018

      Special Activities Volunteer Sign Up
      Race Committee Volunteer Sign Up
      Parent of the Day Sign Up
      Summer Schedule
      See Who Is Registered for Summer
      Shoreboat & Class Times
      Lunch Schedule
      Travel Trailer Sign Up

      Summer 2018 Regattas

      Summer Gold Cup July 7-8 NHYC  Info & Registration
      Sabot II North Qualifier July 11 Long Beach YC  for 12 and Under  Info & Registration (Windy Venue)
      Junior Olympics July 13-15 Mission Bay YC  Info & Registration (CFJ)
      Sabot II Invite Champs July 18 BCYC  
      Dutch Shoe Marathon July 20 SDYC & CorYC  Info & Registration
      Mid Summer Regatta July 21-22 LIYC  
      CFJ Nationals July 26 CalYC  Info & Registration
      Sabot Nationals Aug 7-9 Long Beach YC  Info & Registration

      Weekend/Travel Regatta Coaching Fees:
      $20 per day/per sailor unless specified.
      $45 per day/per sailor not enrolled in NHYC sailing programs.

  • After School Sailing
    • Fall and Spring Programs 

       The After-School Sailing Program is intended to keep sailors sailing once a week throughout the busy school year. 
      Sailors will meet their instructor on land at 3:45 for a chalk talk prior to on-the-water drills and racing; a meeting debrief will conclude the class. As always there will be a strong focus on FUN. 

      Apprentice, C3, C2, C1, B, A, CFJ Sailors Only


      Class fee: $400 inclusive, includes snack at 3:45 before sailing.
      Dates: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5
      Time: 3:45pm - 6:30pm
      Includes small snack

      $20 per day per kid Coaching fee waived for Regattas below:
      Gold Cup Regatta Sept 8-9
      Corinthian Cup Oct 20-21
      Halloween Regatta Oct 27-28
      Fall Registration Here
      Registration deadline:  Late Fee $50 after September 16

      Class fees cannot be prorated and no refunds will be offered.

  • Winter Clinics
  • 2018 Junior Board
    • Commodore

       Skylar Jacobsen

      Vice Commodore

      Edward Williston Cook IV

      Rear Commodore

      Madison Bashaw

      Co-Port Captains

       Ian Wells & Jack Roman

      Co-Fleet Captains

      Jonathan Chance & Marbella Marlo


      Brook Wood


      Caroline Horton

      Hard on The Wind Liaisons

      Nikolina Sentovich

      High School Liaisons

      Sage – Jonathan Chance
      NHHS – Brook Wood
      CDM – Caroline Horton

       Committee Members

       McKay Ketchum & Trace Werner
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