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
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)
Join us for the Fall Golf Tournament and Register now:
When: Monday October 9, 2023
Sign-in: 11:00 AM
Shotgun Start: 12:00 Noon
Where: Oak Island Golf Club
Over $1,300 in Cash Prizes, $5,000 "Hole in One", 50/50 Cash Prize Raffles, and More!
Beer, Soda, and Water on Course
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and our "Signature" Prime Rib Dinner immediately after the tournament at the Cape Fear Yacht Club. Includes Beer, Wine, and Water.
Entry fees are fully tax deductible
If you are interested in Sponsoring the Youth Sailing Program or need more information, please Contact Us.
Platinum Sponsor $1,500
Gold Sponsor $1,000
Silver Sponsor $600
Hole Sponsor $100
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!