PBYC Jr. Sailing

The Pine Beach Yacht Club (PBYC) Jr. Sailing Program began in the summer of 1975 with 16 sailors and Terry Kempton as our first Head Instructor.  Our mission is to introduce our youth to sailing in a safe, fun, structured, and accessible environment. While learning how to sail, our students gain important life skills such as respect, leadership, real-time problem-solving, teamwork, sportsmanship, and responsibility/care for their equipment. Learning to sail has also been shown to boost confidence and self-esteem as well as improve focus and concentration.

Since the inception of our program, some of our jr.sailors have gone on to join their high school sailing team, become elite athletes, coaches, and instructors. Others have pursued careers inspired by their love of sailing such as joining the U.S. Coast Guard, becoming maritime lawyers, marine biologist, and engineers. 

The PBYC Jr. Sailing Program caters to all skill levels in age groups ranging from 6 to 17. Our program is open to anyone interested in learning how to sail and is not limited to PBYC members. We blend classroom training, on the water practice and drills, and debriefs provided by qualified instructors and coaches. While our program is focused on recreational sailing, we encourage our sailors to participate in local regattas (racing). We collaborate with other yacht clubs on the Toms River to introduce our sailors to racing and hone their racing skills in preparation for these regattas.


Our Sailing Program

Our Jr. Sailing Program is organized into four main groups:

Now Accepting Registrations for the 2024 Jr. Sailing Summer Program!
Registration Now Open

Now Accepting Registrations for the 2024 Jr. Sailing Summer Program!

Program starts on June 24 and will run through August 15. The program is open to all skill levels, from ages 6 - 17. You do not need to be a member of PBYC to register your child. Space is limited! Click the button below to register. For more information, download our brochure or contact our Junior Sailing Coordinators:
Michelle Keenan (732) 267-5149 or Paula Foerster (732-674-6647)

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