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.
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.
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
All levels of sailor are welcome to join the team. This autumn we will be running no obligation open days:
Tuesday August 6, 4:30 till 7
Wednesday August 7: 4:30 - 7
Saturday August 10: 10 - 3
Our experienced sailors will be offering rides around the marina in their racing boats and we will be running some practice races.
If you are interested we would be happy to have your sailor. No experience necessary.
Inter-club Regatta Series
The Fall inter-club series will be starting soon. After a nail biting finish to the inaugural series TYCC is in the hunt for the win this time around. We have set a tentative date of August 24th for the first regatta.
The spring series is complete. Congratulations to Blake from DIYC on clinching the win in a hotly contested finish. The fall series is coming up and were excited for some more tight racing.
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