SCYC Junior Sailing Mission Statement

To encourage youth sailing by providing:

  • Sailing instruction with emphasis on safety and seamanship
  • Racing, day sailing, and cruising opportunities;
  • A learning environment that fosters courtesy, good sportsmanship, and community service;
  • Fun!

Getting Involved in SCYC Junior Sailing is easy!


  • El Toro (8-14yrs)

    Our youngest sailors are taught fundamentals of proper boat handling, rigging, sailing in different conditions, racing, and tactics in El Toros. To get connected with their fleet outside of our program, sailors are encouraged to attend Stockton Sailcamp and to get involved with the El Toro International Yacht Racing Association.

  • Scholastic (High School)

    High school sailors train and race FJs competing with other schools in the region. Coached practices are held just outside the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor in the Monterey Bay.

  • Advanced (High School)

    SCYC Juniors also compete independently in other venues such as Lasers and 29ers throughout the Bay Area and around the world.

Young sailors participating in these activities must be SCYC Junior members and must adhere to the Junior Code of Conduct. In return, Junior members enjoy privileges of SCYC membership and are invited to bring their parents to club activities.

Parents need not be SCYC members for their children to apply for membership. However, we are a volunteer organization; and parent participation is required.


SCYC Junior Director, Chuck Murray at

Junior Webmaster, Jim Jackson at 

Junior Members/Parents google group:

Junior Sailing Instagram: scyc_hssailing