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VYC Summer Sailing Camp: Optimist, Lasers & Windsurf

June 15, 2015

The Vallarta Yacht Club's Summer Sailing Camps offer sailing lessons at all levels - from beginners to advanced sailors - to all children, teens and young adults in the greater Banderas Bay region.

Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit - Know a child, teen or young adult who would like to learn to sail? Vallarta Yacht Club (VYC) summer sailing camps are back, and this year they are bigger and better than ever. Students can now choose to learn Optimist dinghy, Laser dinghy or sailboard. Classes are offered for all levels, from beginner to advanced sailors.

Students will be safely guided to sailing competency by our experienced and internationally trained instructors. All classes will be held in Spanish and English. Students should bring their own life vest (mandatory) and sunscreen, but all other equipment will be provided, including a nutritious lunch and hydration every day.

The 2015 class schedule is as follows:
July 20 to 24 - Beginners
July 27 to 31 - Intermediate
August 3 to 7 - Advanced
August 10 - Summer Camp Final Regatta

The Vallarta Yacht Club's Summer Sailing Camps are held Monday-Friday from 11 am to 5 pm and cost $2750.00 pesos per week. (Special pricing applies to current Jr Sailing Students.) All beginners can take the first week instruction camp and carry on with the intermediate/advanced courses.

Please register today, as we have limited spaces available. Every year we see our sailor group growing. Our summer camps are great introductory courses to get a good taste of what sailing is all about. Once summer is gone, training continues with the regular sailing lessons.

The Vallarta Yacht Club Jr. Sailing Program provides Fun and Safe Sailing lessons for children throughout Bahia de Banderas. Children are provided with individual sailing vessels, including Optimists and Lasers, and keel boats, and taught water and equipment safety and sportsmanship.

As they grow and start racing, through this program are eligible to participate in competitive regattas with youth from all over Mexico and the International sailing community. Along the way, children gain self-confidence and pride in their accomplishments, while learning decision making and team work skills, as well as developing character, knowledge of and love for the sea.

Located in the Paradise Village Marina at Paseo de los Cocoteros No. 001, Interior 20 in Nuevo Vallarta, the Vallarta Yacht Club is a non-profit membership organization known for its contributions to yachting within the Banderas Bay region. For more information, please visit, follow the VYC on Facebook, or call them at (322) 297-2222.