Currently, we have Optimists, Lasers, RS Visions and Laser Picos. We begin our youth (age 7) in the Optis and continue instructing them to a competative level to age 15.
YOUTH SAILING LESSONS
Our mission is to give our youth the opportunity to learn and enjoy sailing and racing. Sailing nurtures and builds confidence, team skills, self-reliance, physical strength, quick thinking and a love for the environment.
Our lessons are from mo-fr in the afternoon after school, from 3:30PM to 6PM. There is the option to either have 1 or 2 lessons per week. We give our kids the opportunity to choose their own paths, be it cruising or more competitive racing.
Our regular sailing lessons run in a yearly program. Unfortunately it is not possible to join for just a week or month. As an alternative we do private lessons, summer camp and fun sails.
OFFICE OPENING HOURS
Monday - Friday 09:00 -17:00
Monday - Friday 15:30 - 18:00 (youth)
Saturday 09:00 - 12:00 (adults)
2021-2022 SAILING LESSON SEASON
Unfortunately all of the groups for the 2021-2022 sailing lesson season are full. If you want to sign up for our waiting list contact email@example.com.
CALENDAR / (PUBLIC) HOLIDAYS
You can find all the SMYC Events in the Calendar online.
During the following public holidays the Sailing School is closed:
November 11: St. Maarten Day
Christmas Holiday: No regular sailing classes from 20th of December till the 2nd of January. We restart the program on the 3rd of January 2022.
Heineken Regatta Break: No regular sailing classes From the 28th of February, till the 13rth of March. We restart the program on March 14th.
Good Friday and Easter: April 15, 16, 17 and 18.
Kings Day: April 27
Carnival: April 29
Labor Day: May 2nd
Ascension Day: May 26
Whit Sunday: June 5
Currently, we have Optimists, Lasers, RS Quests and Laser Picos. We begin our youth (age 7) in the Optis and continue instructing them to a competative level to age 15.
The Opti, a worldwide competative boat, is ideal for youth to learn how to sail. Opti champions have gone on to become advanced sailors in all types of boats.
THE LASER PICO
The perfect beginner boat. Either for 2 younger kids together or 1 teenager/smaller adult. The Pico is very easy to rig and sail making it perfect for beginners or those on their way to the Laser or RS Vision. Once you know the boat a bit better it's also a great boat to start your racing career in!
This is a fast pace, single handed and incredibly technical boat. It will challenge you and be greatly rewarding. These lessons are for students 12-18 who are looking for a challenge. Experience needed.
THE RS QUESTS
The RS Quest is the perfect all-round family sailboat.
It's easy to handle and a great training boat for lessons as well as for cruising and racing. After children age out of the Opti program, the next step for them is often a double-hander. This boat is ideal for the older youth who are new to sailing.