Youth Sailing

Tampa Yacht and Country Club Youth Sailing is here to create well rounded youth sailors, and to instill a passion for the sport of sailing. We are dedicated to providing a safe, fun learning environment where young sailors can exercise their sailing skills, develop good sportsmanship, and enjoy the sport of sailing with their friends. We believe youth sailing is key to maintaining the health of our sport and strive to ensure each sailor makes happy memories on the water with us.

Team practices

Our Youth Sailing Team is open to kids aged 8 - 15. We learn and race in Optimist dinghies but there are plenty of opportunities to sail lots of other boats. Throughout the School year we travel to other Florida yacht clubs and compete against their young sailors. 

The Youth Sailors meet for practice 3 times each week during the school year:
Tuesdays 1630 - 1900
Wednesdays 1630 - 1900
Saturdays 1000 - 1500

We practice boat handling and racing skills that will translate to performance on the race course.

Events

We always plan to attend as many events as we can each year. Optimist regattas are held over a whole weekend and we try to get off as many races as possible. The racing is split into two groups. Green Fleet are the beginner sailors, just learning the ropes and having a good time. The Red, White and Blue fleet is for more advanced sailors wishing to test their skills. 
We also compete for the coveted Club Championship trophy. If you take a peek at the trophy cabinet we even won it in 2017!

Florida Youth Sailing Calendar
TYCC Sailing Calendar

Joining

All levels of sailor are welcome to join the team. For more information or to sign up for the Youth Sailing Team please contact the Sailing Director waterfront@tampayacht.com (419) 605-6297 

Inter-club Regatta Series

We have been enjoying some close racing with our friends across the water at DIYC. We have a schedule of 4 race days this spring to decide the overall series winner.
NOR - Amended.pdf

Series standings:

Name Jan  Mar  Apr  May  Total
 Blake 2 2 (4) 
 Charles 3  1 (DNC)  5
 Christopher (3)
 Duncan (6) 11 
 Davis 4 5 (8)  12 
 Anthony 6  4 (DNC)   15
 Jackson 7 (8) 18 
 Anthony 88  (8)  7 20


Race Day 1

 Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total Total -Drop
Nate  2 1 (7) 3 2 2 3 3 23 16
Calin 11 (11) 1 1 1 1 1 1 28 17
Christopher 1 3 3 4 3 5 2 (11) 32 21
Blake 3  2 4 (5) 4 4 4 2 28 23
Charles 4 4 2 2 5 3 (6) 4  30 24
Davis 6 6 6 (7) 6 6 5 5 47 40
Duncan 5 5 5 11 7 8 7 (11) 59 48
Anthony 8 9 (9) 6 8 7 8 6 61 52
Jackson 9 7 8 9 (10) 9 9 7 68 58
Anthony 88 7 8 10 8 9 10 11 (11) 74 63


Race day 2


 Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
 Nate  2  1  1  5  1  10
 Charles  1  4  4  1  3  13
 Blake  4  2  3  3  2  14
 Caroline  3  5  5  6  5  24
 Christopher  5  6  2  4  8  25
 Anthony  6  7  2  7  28
 Kate  10  3  10  7  34
 Davis  7  8  8  9  6  38
 Duncan  8  12  7  8  9  44
 Anthony 88  9  11  9 11   10  50
 Julian  11  9  12  10  11  53
 Jackson  12  10  11  12  12  57

Race Day 3 

 Name R1 R2 R3 Total
 Charles  1 2  1  4
 Duncan 2 1 2  5
 Christopher  3  4 5  12
 Blake  4 3 6 13
 Anthony  6 5 4 15 
 Luke  5 6 7 18
 Jackson 11 3 23
 Anthony 88 7 7 10 24
 Pete 9 8 8 25
 9249 8 10 11 29
 Davis 10 11 9 30
 11 DNF 14 12 41
 Nova DNF 12 DNF 42
 Natalie DNF 13 DNF 43


Race day 4


 Name R1 R2 R4  R3 Total
Ian 1 1 3 7 12
Blake 3 3 5 1 12
Christopher  5 2 1 5 13
Skip  2 7 2  4 15
Davis 6 4 6 3 19
Duncan 4 5 8 6 23
Grace 7  9 4 8 28
Logan 10 8 7 11 36
Jackson 9 6 13 10 38
Luke 8 11 9 12 40
Pete 13 12 10 9 44
Kate DNC DNC DNC 2 47
Nova 12 10 12 14 48
 Anthony 88 11 13  11  13  48