Boca Ciega Yacht Club

2023 Youth Sailing Program Registration

  • 06/12/2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • BCYC, 4600 Tifton Drive S, Gulfport FL 33711
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  • Registration is for youths between the ages of 8 and 13.
  • Registration is for youths between the ages of 8 and 13.

Youth Sailing 2023

Registration for members is now open! 

Interested parents with questions should send an email to

Boca Ciega Yacht Club announces the Youth Program for the summer of 2023. This year the summer instructional program, where we teach the basics of sailing, will begin on Monday June 12th and run through Friday June 30th.

Classes will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. There may be additional days added at the end of the scheduled classes for days that we can't sail for weather reasons.


We cover a lot of material in a short period of time and it's difficult to make up lost days. We ask, for that reason, that when you register your child, you dedicate them for those hours, to the class.


A parent or guardian must fill out and sign the permission and emergency medical forms which MUST be turned in on the first day of class (Monday, June 12th) in order to participate. 

By the end of the program students should be able to sail a pram and understand the principles and mechanics of sailing. The age of the students, however, will control the depth of this understanding. The very basic concept of sailing is difficult for most children under 8. We, therefore, require children to be at least 8 years old, and they should be a mature 8, an no older than 13. They must also pass a swim test which consists of treading water for 5 minutes, donning a life jacket in the water, and swimming on their back while wearing a life jacket. They must also demonstrate an at ease demeanor in the water.


Students must wear Sunscreen, hat or visor and water shoes. Flip-flops are not acceptable water shoes. They must be secured to the feet. Sneakers, water shoes or boat shoes that can get wet are fine. If your child has a life jacket they may bring their personal life jacket. Type III life jackets are worn in the boats.


Any parents interested in volunteering to help out or for specific questions, please email our Youth Sailing group at

Boca Ciega Yacht Club‎
Latitude 27° 44' 21.0552'' N
Longitude 82° 41' 44.7252'' W
4600 Tifton Drive South   Gulfport, FL 33711

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