Summer Sailing

Summer Sailing Camp 2020

Session 1: June 1st – June 12th
Session 2: June 15th – June 26th
Session 3: June 29th – July 10th
Session 4: July 13th – July 24th

Bay Buddy Camps are run the 2nd week of each session from 8am – 12pm
*****NEW THIS YEAR***** Intermediate Opti Camps- 420 Racing Camps

Any Questions Contact:
Holly Murray 228-363-0073 or

If you would like to receive an email when camp registration opens, fill out the form here. Opens April 1st.

Sailors ages 7-12 or high school sailors


There are three classes used for instruction at FYC.

The Optimist is a small sailboat designed for learning to sail and raced until a sailor reaches their 1th birthday.  It is a singlehanded boat.   The Optimist fleet learns points of sail, how to determine wind direction, sailing terminology and on the water safety.  Children between the ages of 7-12 weighing up to 125 lbs. should register for this fleet.

The C420 is the boat used for high school and college sailing.  It is a double handed boat with a mainsail and a jib.  The 420 fleet will learn weather basics, on the water safety, points of sail and sail trim.  In addition, the 420 sailor will learn how to work in a skipper/crew team.  Sailors over 12 years old and over 105lbs. should register for this fleet.

The Feva is an up and coming youth class boat sailed double handed like a 420.

Children ages 5-7

Our Bay Buddies program is designed to introduce our smallest sailors to the yacht club, the beach, and sailing in a positive, playful environment.  Bay Buddies will swim, play beach games, throw cast nets, go for sailboat and powerboat rides with counselors while learning about our bay and all it has to offer.


Do I have to be a member of Fairhope Yacht Club?

NO, All interested sailors are welcome to attend.

How early should I sign up for Summer Sailing?

As early as possible, sessions sell out quickly.

Does FYC offer after camp care?

NO, a camper picked up more than 15 minutes after their session has ended will be charged a late pickup fee of $10.

What should my child bring to camp?

Your sailor needs:

  • A US Coast guard approved life jacket in their size
  • sunscreen
  • Closed toe shoes
  • towel
  • change of clothes
  • sunglasses
  • bathing suit
  • and a bag to keep their belongings organized.

What will my child learn during FYC Summer Camp?

New sailors are going to learn parts of the boat, sails, and rigging as well as basic knots, weather and safety.  They will be taught the fundamentals of sailing by US Sailing Certified coaches.


Holly Murray, FYC Waterfront Director, 228-363-0073