John Duckworth with young sailor
John Duckworth gives a lesson

Junior Sail Camp will be held from June 20-24, 2017, at Berlin Yacht Club. Participation in Junior Sail Camp is open to the public. Complete details regarding sail camp can be found by clicking here. To register for sail camp, you will need to complete and mail in a sail camp application form and emergency medical application form.

The members of BYC focus on providing two things for our juniors. First, we offer opportunities to get time on the tiller for kids to sail and compete on whatever level they feel they can push themselves to. Second, we provide some time for kids to just be kids, which very often requires some time for us adults to be kids along with them.

Our annual sail camp puts these priorities into action in a fun filled 5 days of sailing, team building and good old fashioned summer-camp-style fun. This all volunteer camp is the center of the summer sailing season for our juniors and is one of the best opportunities for our membership to share our many years of sailing experience with the next generation of skippers, crew and friends. To extend the fun and learning we have a Jr. Weekend planned as a follow up to sail camp on July 29-30, 2017.  

Photos from Sail Camp 2016 can be seen here.

Three of our juniors, Casey Ruppen, Callie Ruppen, and Elaina Garrett spent this past Saturday as guests of the Alum Creek Sailing Association. The 1st Traveler Series Race was hosted by Buckeye Lake YC.
The Traveler Series Races are a highly competitive series of one day regattas that juniors from Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Michigan participate in. Each Saturday they sail anywhere from 3 to 7, individual 45 minute races. Scores from each race and each weekend are added together and used to determine overall champions, with the top 6 each awarded trophies at the season's final race.
And this year's seasons final Traveler Series Race hosts are... you guessed it, US!  BERLIN YC will once again host. 
If you have never seen one of these events, it's a site to behold, 100 sailors in 4 different type of boats on two large race courses. Even if you can't volunteer, stop by the club and take in the excitement of this outstanding event sailed by the future of our sport.
Ask Elaina, Callie and Casey how the racings going the next time you see them!