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Kids Sail into Summer as the School Year Winds Down

Two El Toros sailing
Boys and girls sail El Toros in Richmond Yacht Club’s junior program in 2019.
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With Memorial Day only a week away, school’s almost out for summer. Each spring parents scramble to find healthy activities to occupy and enrich their kids during the long break. What could be healthier than taking a break from screens and going sailing in the fresh air? Many of the providers who have traditionally offered summer youth sailing programs have figured out how to cope with COVID and are accepting registrations.

Teenagers in a 420 with spinnaker
Teenagers sail two-person boats like 420s.
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Parents, grandparents and kids, did you know that Latitude 38 maintains a web page for youth sailing in Northern California? You can check it out here: Junior program directors, is your offering listed here? Is it up to date? Or have you had to suspend operations? Please let us know so that we can keep this page as current as possible. Send your info to

Turtled Opti
Within the protection of RYC’s turning basin, kids learn how to right a turtled Opti …
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Three girls and a capsized FJ
… and a bigger capsized FJ.
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