Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC) added several new offerings to its year-round Seahorse Youth Sailing Program.
LYC now offers 10 classes for children of varying ages and skill level, starting at age 4 all the way through 18. Our classes cater to both racers and adventure sailors utilizing popular boat designs including Optimists, Lasers, Club 420s, FJs, and two different RS boats.
No sailing experience is necessary. Kids as young as 4 can get an introduction to sailing with an emphasis on fun, teamwork and getting comfortable on the water.
While many of the classes are designed to churn out ambitious racers, including highly competitive invitation-only fleets, other classes offer the opportunity for kids to learn safe boat-handling skills appropriate for on-the-water fun with no competitive component. LYC even has an all-girls Pink Fleet that hosts monthly socials for different age groups to help the girls get to know one another.
No matter what type of sailing your child is interested in, LYC's sailing program affords them a chance to make lifelong friends. Many of our sailors' race at the national and international level; we've even had a few world champions.
Lakewood's Youth Sailing Program is among the best on the Gulf Coast as well as the country.