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.

RCYC Youth Sailing program will offer advanced sailing clinics throughout the year, with the goal to equip our sailors to compete at advanced levels.


Come Sail With Us This Fall!

and don’t forget it is never to early to start planning for the:

 2022 Summer Sailing Camp



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.

RCYC Members please Click HERE to register. (Password required)

Visitors, please Click HERE to register. (Contact us first please)

Access the current detailed season schedule here:

Youth Sailing Program Schedule


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. Click here to view pictures of the RCYC Chocopalooza Regatta.

Fall TSA Regattas – (Texas Sailing Association) and Laser District 15

Sep. 11-12 – White Rock – Rock the Rock

Sep. 18-19 – Fort Worth Boat Club – ODP2 Horizon – Practice USODA Fort Worth Boat Club

Sep. 25-26 – Fort Worth Boat Club – Jr. Ol’ Man of the Sea USODA Mid-AME Champs

Oct. 09-10 – Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club – Pirates of the Corinthian

Oct. 30-31 – RCYC – Chocopalooza

Nov.13-14 –  RCYC – D15 2021 Laser Championship

Nov.20-21 – TSA End of Year: Corpus Christi – Changes in L’attitude







Additional Information:

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

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.

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

  RCYC Family Testimonials….

The RCYC Youth Sailing Program is the only program my kids refuse to miss each year!  Every time I pick up our son, he says ‘my day was AMAZING! It was SO awesome!’.  As a parent, we see it building self-awareness, strength, control and plenty of self-confidence.  It’s a win-win for everyone!

The Rush Creek Race Team creates an amazing opportunity for my kids to grow, learn to be independent and most importantly have fun!” 

The Rush Creek Youth Sailing program provides a safe community in which my child has learned independence, responsibility, and problem solving skills that he can apply to all aspects of life. He gets to learn all these things while enjoying the calm and peace the water brings with the wind in his hair and sun on his skin……

The Rush Creek Youth sailing program has built character in our two sons since they were very little and continue to develop it in their teenage years. Learning to sail with the support of a great coach while surrounded by friends their age has fostered independence, courage, confidence and a love of the outdoors that is rare in today’s culture.  We are so glad we chose to introduce the boys to sailing through Rush Creek at a young age!  Having other kids their age involved in the sport is key……

Rush Creek has given us the perfect sailing home for our daughter to enhance her skills, create friendships on the water, and pursue her passion for sailing – we are so thankful to have found Rush Creek……

Youth sailing at Rush Creek has given our family the opportunity to live experiences shared by generations of sailors, same stories, same adventures  that today are so hard to offer to our children. The competitive side of sailing encourages leadership across all ages in a fun and safe environment……


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