Youth Sailing Program

Join our program for youths between the ages of 4 and 17 with an interest in developing sailing skills and having an awesome experience, with access to opportunities for personal growth in an environment that fosters confidence, independence, teamwork, problem solving, sportsmanship and life-long friendships.

NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Youth Sailing Program will be temporarily limited to RCYC Club Members and their immediate family.  Please check back for any updates regarding the Program and any changes to the admission policy.


Youth Sailing at RCYC is:

  • A thrilling Adventure.
  • It brings Life Balance to a deeply screen dependent world.
  • Work Ethic in a fun environment.
  • Fun time and Bonding with others.
  • Innovation while developing skills and a Passion for Sailing.


Beginner sailors will start in the Optimist dinghy and then move into Lasers for single-handed racing or the Club 420 for double-handed racing as they get older and develop skills. RCYC offers a US Sailing Certified coach on staff, Paul Barnes has a passion for teaching and inspiring sailing abilities as well as empowering our young sailors.

Our Youth Race Team members participate in events at RCYC as well as the Texas Sailing Association (TSA) circuit, and at a national level we have access to US Sailing Youth championship events.

RCYC Youth Sailing offers the following programs:


Click HERE to register for current sessions.


Additional Information:

Private Classes: We can offer private classes, please contact our program coordinators to find the best program for your children.

Contacts: Paul Barnes (Junior Head Coach) and Alex Porter (VC of Education) Contact Form

Adult Education: If you are interested in adult sailing education you can contact the North Texas Sailing School (NTSS) they are an American Sailing Association Certified School (ASA), they offer Beginner and Advanced Lessons, Cruising and Navigation courses.






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