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 This historical reference only seems fitting as our junior sailors hone their sailing skills through our year-round sailing programs and various club activities.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!
Fall 2019 Calendar
Program Progression
Fall Sailing Info & Registration
Summer Sailing Info & Registration
2019 Parent Handbook
Need a locker? Need a sabot rack spot? Contact Enrique Mallagan
Upcoming 2019 Regattas
 SCYYRA North Series #1 & Fall Jr. Invitational  Sept. 28-29 SDYC Info & Registration  (Sabot)
SCYYRA Shadden #2  Oct. 6 CalYC  (CFJ)
 Corinthian Cup Oct. 19-20 BCYC Info & Registration  (Sabot, CFJ)
 Halloween Regatta  Oct. 26-27 LIYC (Sabot, CFJ, Laser)
SCYYRA North #2 & Jr. Commodore's  Nov. 2-3  MBYC (Sabot)
 PCISA SoCal #2 Nov. 2 BCYC (CFJ)
 SCYYRA Clinic  Nov. 30- Dec. 1 USSCLB (CFJ, C420, Laser, 29er)
 SCYYRA Perry Series #2  Dec. 7-8 CorYC (C420)
 Holiday Cup Dec. 15 LIYC (Sabot, CFJ, Laser)
 Orange Bowl Regatta Dec. 26-30 Coral Reef YC (C420, Laser, 4.7, Opti, i420, 29er)
 Jr Sabot Nationals Aug 5-8 NHYC Info & Registration   (Sabot)
Weekend/Travel Regatta Coaching Fees: $20 per day/per sailor unless specified. $45 per day/per sailor not enrolled in NHYC sailing programs.
Recommended Regattas based on sailors experience: Sabot Calendar Double Handed Calendar
  • 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 24th, except for the $500 nonrefundable deposit upon registering.

      Summer Sailing Info & Registration
      2019 Parent Handbook
      Special Activities Volunteer Sign Up
      Race Committee Volunteer Sign Up
      Parent of the Day Sign Up
      Summer Schedule
      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

      Friday's: All Classes!
      Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11,18, 25, Nov 1

      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:
      *Fall Gold Cup Sept 7-8 (if registered for Fall Sailing by Sept 11)
      Corinthian Cup Oct. 19-20 @BCYC

      Fall After School Sailing 
      Info & Registration
        Registration deadline:  Late Fee $50 after Sept 11 

      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


      Shay Wood


      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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