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 This historical reference only seems fitting as our junior sailors hone their sailing skills through our year-round sailing programs and various club activities.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

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  • 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. 
      Summer Registration HERE

  • 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 3:30-3:45 before sailing.
      Dates: Wednesday’s May 16, 23, 30, June 6, June 13
      Time: 3:30pm-6:30pm
      Includes small snack

      Coaching fee’s waived for Regattas:
      Jr. Leukemia Cup @ BCYC June 3
      Junior Commodore’s Regatta @LIYC June 10
      Non-Calm Bowl June 16

      Spring Registration Here
      Registration deadline:  April 25th $50 late fee begins

      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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