2018 SYC Junior Sailing Awards
Most Improved Hunter: Ancel Cooper
Most Improved Beginner Opti: Zoe Chisholm
Most Improved Advanced Opti: Michael Ji
Most Valuable Opti: Collin Chamberlain
Most Improved Laser: Chloe Chisholm
Most Valuable Opti: Connor Rust
Most Improved 420 Skipper and Crew: Sabrina and Alessia Turner
Most Valuable 420 Skipper and Crew: Julia and Will Stork
Sportsmanship: JP Carello
Seamanship: Finn Grossbauer
Joe Pine Spirit Award: Sefton Edwards
Junior Champion: Tyler Meadows
SYC Junior Sailing Program
Sailing education and on the water instruction are the centerpieces of the SYC Junior Sailing Program. Significant time is spent on the water in closely supervised activities including fundamental points of sail, practice drills, and sailboat races intended to build confidence and teach safe boat handling. Instruction is provided in basic knots, boat rigging, boat maintenance, right of way rules, sailing skill games, sea weather conditions, and safety/emergency procedures.
The program is designed to be fun as well as educational. Sailing and classroom activities are supplemented by an SYC regatta, regattas with other local area clubs, sailing excursions, movies in the moonlight, and a dance.