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Youth Sailing Program
Youth Sailing Program

In 1993, the Cape Fear Yacht Club (CFYC) established a premier Youth Sailing Program.

In collaboration and partnership with the Oak Island Parks and Recreation, the CFYC hosts the annual Summer Youth Sailing Camps.

Celebrating its 28th year, the Sailing Camp is the only on the water program in Brunswick County. In addition to having fun, the focus of this one-week course is learning the fundamentals of sailing, boating safety, proper sailing terminology, rigging, and how to skipper boats around Dutchmans Creak inlet and the Cape Fear River.

The Youth Sailing Camp Program consists of three individual weeks of single sailor Opti class sailboats and three individual weeks of the two sailor 420 class vessels. The 420s are often used in collegiate sailing programs across the country.

Sponsorship and fundraisers are integral to the success of the Youth Sailing Camp. The CFYC hosts an annual golf tournament fundraiser to support maintenance of the sailing fleet, compensate instructors, and provide additional amenities for sailors. All proceeds have a direct impact on cost reduction to young sailors across the community--who without the generous contributions of partners and sponsors would not be able to participate in the Sailing Camps.

For additional information or questions, please Contact Us.

Youth Sailing Camp
Youth Sailing Camp

Information on the 2023 Sailing Camps is also coming soon at Oak Island Parks and Recreation.  

Join us at the Ed Harper Memorial Regatta. Information will be posted after the Summer Camp schedule has been announced. 

Courses are available for Beginner and Intermediate Sailors ages 9-17. 

2023 SCHEDULE (Note: Week of July 3 will be no camp due to July 4th week)

2023 Sailing Camp Schedule (updated May 17, 2023)
Week Of Course
June 19 Optimist Dinghies 
June 26 Optimist Dinghies
July 10 Optimist Dinghies
July 17 420 Dinghies 
July 24 420 Dinghies
July 31 420 Dinghies

Oak Island Resident $190
Non-Resident $200


Join us for the Fall Golf Tournament and Register now:

When: Monday October 9, 2023

:             11:00 AM

Shotgun Start:  12:00 Noon

Where: Oak Island Golf Club

Cost: TBD

Over $1,300 in Cash Prizes, $5,000 "Hole in One", 50/50 Cash Prize Raffles, and More!

  • 3 Flights: Winners decided by Pro Shop after Play
  • 1st Place & 2nd Place Payout in each Flight
  • Mulligans $10.00 each
  • Captain's Choice (4 person teams)

Beer, Soda, and Water on Course

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and our "SignaturePrime Rib Dinner immediately after the tournament at the Cape Fear Yacht Club. Includes Beer, Wine, and Water.

Entry fees are fully tax deductible

Sponsorship Benefits
Sponsorship Benefits

If you are interested in Sponsoring the Youth Sailing Program or need more information, please Contact Us.

Platinum Sponsor $1,500

  • Business Name/Logo on Sail of 420 Class Sailboat
  • Plus ALL Benefit of Gold

Gold Sponsor $1,000

  • Advertising and banner at Fundraiser & CFYC
  • Entrance Fees for Team of 4 Golfers

Silver Sponsor $600

  • Banner at Fundraiser & CFYC
  • Entrance Fees for Team of 4 Golfers

Hole Sponsor $100

  • Sign with business or personal name 
    • Includes 2 lines of support