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.
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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.

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Inter-club Regatta Series

Fall Inter club standings:

Pos  Sail #  R1  R2  R3 R4 
 1  9843 1      
 2  7717 2      
 3  12793 3      
 4  16008 4      
 5  20818 5      
 6  1022 6      
 7  15299 7      
 8  17404 8      
 9  9257 9      
 10  22559 10      
 11  7151 11      
 12  12708 12      
 13  chase 13      
 14  George 14      
 15  Grant 15      

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.

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