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 This historical reference only seems fitting as our junior sailors hone their sailing skills through our year-round sailing programs and various club activities.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
Spring Sailing Info & Registration

Upcoming 2019 Regattas
Junior Sabot Midwinters Feb 9-10 NHYC Info & Registration 
Shadden 4/4 Mar 2-3 ABYC Info & Registration (CFJ)
Spring Gold Cup Mar 9-10 NHYC Info & Registration (sabots)
Perry Series 4/4 Mar 30-31 SDYC Info & Registration (c420)
CISA Clinic Apr 4-7 ABYC Application (Nacra 15, I420, Radial, 29er)
Spring Dinghy Regatta Apr 28 LIYC (CFJ, Sabot)
Balboa Advanced Sabot Clinic May 18-19 BYC Application (Sabot)
Memorial Day Regatta May 25-26 ABYC (Sabot, Opti, laser, radial)
Jr. Commodores Regatta  June 1 LIYC (Sabot, CFJ)
Jr. Leukemia Cup Regatta
 June 2 BCYC (Sabot, CFJ, c420)
 Non-Calm Bowl  June 9 NHYC Info & Registration (Sabot)
 Summer Gold Cup June 29-30 NHYC Info & Registration (Sabot)
 Sabot II North July 10 LIYC Qualifier (sabot under 12 y/o)
 Sabot II Invitational Championship July 17  MBYC Must qualify (sabot under 12 y/o)
 Dutch Shoe Marathon  July 19 SDYC/CorYC (Sabot)
 All Girls Regatta  July 24 LIYC (Sabot, CFJ)
 CFJ Nationals July 25-28 MBYC  (CFJ)
 Mid-Summer Regatta July 27-28 LIYC  (sabot, CFJ)
 Jr Sabot Nationals Aug 5-8 NHYC (sabot)

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
    •  2019 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 NHYC August 5-8. 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.

      More details on registration opening soon.
      ONLY MEMBER CHARGES, Please! 
      Sabot Nationals Photos 2018
      2019 links coming soon!

      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.

      *Classes are listed in a "standard" order of progression.  Based on age and experience.






  • 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 4:00 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

      SPRING SAILING INFORMATION
      Friday's: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7
      3:45PM- 6:30PM
      4:00pm rigged, launched, snacked, and meeting with coach.

      CFJ approval of Head Coach or Program Director is required.
      Snack included
      *$400 will be billed to NHYC account. There is a three boat minimum for EACH group, including CFJ.


      $20 per day per kid Coaching fee waived for Regattas below:
      *Spring Gold Cup Mar 9-10 (if registered for Spring Sailing by March 8)
      Jr. Commodore's Regatta June 1
      Jr. Leukemia Cup Regatta June 1
      Non-Calm Bowl Regatta June 9
      Spring Sailing Info & Registration
        Registration deadline:  Late Fee $50 after April 25

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


  • Winter Clinics
  • 2019 Junior Board
    • Commodore

       Madison Bashaw

      Vice Commodore

      Ian Wells             

      Rear Commodore

      Brook Wood

      Port Captain

       McKay Ketchum

      Fleet Captain

      Jack Roman

      Treasurer

      Shay Wood

      Secretary

      Nikolina Sentovich

      Hard on The Wind Liaisons

      Nikolina Sentovich & Conrad Cook

      High School Liaisons

      Sage –
      NHHS – Jack Roman
      CDM –

       Committee Members

       Brock Ketchum, John Robert Meserve III,
      Elsa Wiley, Tate Oyler, Claire Wiley, Conrad Cook

      Junior Board Constitution
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