Let the Wind Catch Your Sails

Every great journey begins at the pier. The wind in your hair and salt on your face – there’s no feeling quite like it.

Being out on the water is the ultimate freedom, one that your child will treasure always. Not only do our sailing lessons empower young sailors, they also help build strength, strategic thinking, resilience and communication. Just 10 miles from the Sailing Capital of the World, YMCA Camp Letts offers programs for novices to sea dogs.

Intro to Sailing

Introduction to Sailing will give you your first taste of the open water. We will take you onto the water for an afternoon where you will learn from our experienced staff what makes a boat glide gracefully. Taught in small groups, this program is about having fun and building confidence on the water.

No extra cost: The cost of Introduction to Sailing is included in the registration price for Overnight and Day Camp.

Sailing 1


New to sailing? No worries.  In sailing one our staff will help you build your confidence and your sailing skills.  Our staff are expert sailors and expert instructors.  They will even be able to adapt their lessons to your learning style, creating an efficient and engaging learning experience that will have you zipping across the water in no time.

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Sailing 2


For those of you who understand the basics of sailing and are now ready to get serious, sailing two is your first step to sailing single handed.  Campers should know the basics of rigging, boat handling and points of sail before enrolling in sailing two.  Sailing two is an exciting opportunity to explore the water around Camp.  There is no better place to improve your wind awareness, learn about the effects of tide and currents, and the finer points of sailing.  Sailing two is your first step on a true sailing adventure.

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Sailing 3


It’s time to race!!!  Sailing three is for advanced sailors, and is all about getting you ready to compete.  This level of sailing introduces race tactics, starts, and mark rounding.  At this level you will spend most of your time on the water refining your skills and preparing to race in a regatta.  Sailing three takes place in the afternoons to take advantage of the favorable wind conditions.

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