PRYC’s first Junior Sailing Camp was held in 2001 with twenty-eight kids and four instructors. It has since grown and presently accepts up to fifty kids, with at least ten instructors volunteering each day. We have five classes of boats: Optimist Prams, O’Pen Bics, Sunfish, Lasers, and 420s. Currently, we are in the process of adding the RS Quba to our fleet to replace the old Sunfish.
The sailing program follows a detailed curriculum that includes knot-tying, nomenclature, rigging, basic boat handling, and beginning to advanced racing skills. Safety is the primary factor in the program, and chase boats and jet skis are on the water to assist boats when needed. Apart from being safe and learning to sail, the program provides a fun and rewarding experience for both participants and instructors alike.
PRYC Junior Mission Statement
The mission of the PRYC Junior Program is to teach young people sailing and seamanship in a safe, fun, and structured environment. PRYC Juniors will demonstrate respect for others, care for the equipment, and always be willing to lend a helping hand to others on and off the water. The goal is to create skilled and confident young people who will be a lifelong credit to the Pasquotank River Yacht Club and their community.
In addition, the PRYC Junior Program strives to:
- Interest and lead juniors in developing safe sailing skills.
- Promote maximum attendance at local regattas.
- Encourage parental involvement for the various activities and regattas of the PRYC Junior Program.
- Promote camaraderie and sportsmanship.