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Diamond Lake 2020 Youth Sailing 


Did you know that Diamond Lake was nominated as one of the top five inland sailing lakes in the state? With over 80 years of sailing tradition the DLYC has many members that grew up sailing on Diamond Lake and support the continuation of the tradition.  The sailing program at the DLYC is intended to lay a foundation for a  lifetime of interest in sailing. While many programs focus on racing it is the intent of the DLYC program to focus on learning the science of sailing, teaching basic sailing technique and getting kids in the boats and on the water for hands-on experience and fun. Come join us for the start of a lifetime of fun.

Junior Sailing Regatta Friday July 17th

Friday, July 17, 2020
8:00 am to Lunch
-  Open to members and non-members
-  DLYC sailing camp registrants both past and present, ages 6-15
-  3 Classes, 10 racers per class
-  2 Races per class, length of course adjusted by ability
-  Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each class
-  Subway boxed lunch included

3 Classes
Opti Green Fleet
-  Beginners
-  Coaches can offer advice during the race. 
-  The focus on this fleet is to participate
Opti Bl
ue Fleet
-  I
-  Intermediate/Advanced
If you are unsure in which Opti fleet (Green or Blue) you should register your child, please ask Lane Francis.

Junior Sailing Classes:

Lane Francis is our lead instructor, an accomplished youth sailor and instructor and a graduate of the DLYC sailing program. Timothy Hesse will join the Junior Sailing Program as an Instructor this year and Genevieve Hesse will be the program Administrator.

Learn to Sail I & II ( Beginner and advanced Beginner)

Ages 6+ and up to 120 pounds—Optimist Dinghy

Over 120 pounds—Sunfish

Limit 10 kids per session

$100/session members - $140/session non-members

Dates/ Times Offered:

July 20-23 9A-12N ( Friday, July 24th—Rain Date)

July 27-30 9A-12N(Friday, July 31st-Rain Date)

Intermediate & Advanced Sailing Camp

Ages 10+

Intermediate—Sunfish & Butterfly


Limit 10 kids per session

$100/session members - $140/session non-members

Dates/Times Offered:

July 20-23 1pm-4pm ( Friday, July 24th—Rain Date)

July 27-30 1pm-4pm(Friday, July 31st-Rain Date)

Contact for information
Genevieve Hesse -
We will try to make accommodations for family members of differing abilities so they can be in the same class time.

How to Register:

Register on June/July Calendar