Burnham Park Yacht Club

1500 S. Linn White Drive

Northerly Island

Chicago, IL 60605-7825

(312) 427-4664





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Our 2014 Season schedule has been posted. Be sure to sign up today to avoid missing out.

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Download the 2014 Junior Sailing School Brochure Here

Classes: Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday between 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM.
2014 Session dates
Session 1: June 23 - June 27
Session 2 June 30 - July 3
Session 3 July 7 - July 11
Session 4 July 14 - July 18
Session 5 July 28 - Aug 1
Session 6 -Aug 4 - Aug 8
Session 7 Aug 11 - Aug 15
Session 8 Aug 18 - Aug 22
Students are welcome to sign up for multiple week sessions. Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday, between 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM.
$375.00 per week (Non-Member)
$290.00 per week (BPYC Member)
*10% Family Discount on each additional child
*10% Discount on additional classes

No refunds will be issued after the start of the session. Personal checks or money orders should be made to Burnham Park Yacht Club.

Contact Dennis Bartley for class availability.

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The mission of the Burnham Park Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program is to provide a safe, fun and empowering learning environment designed to develop the skills required for sailing; to promote personal growth and independence within the sport, to achieve proficient levels in boat handling and maintenance, and to develop decision making skills, while encouraging sportsmanship, leadership and team work.

Our program is designed for students between the ages of 8 and 18 to introduce the sport and art of sailing. During the program, beginner students will learn basic sailing techniques from US Sailing Certified Instructors. More advanced students will learn about sailboat racing, and have the opportunity to participate in local regattas.

Our ultimate goal is that each student will become active participants in the sport, and learn valuable lessons in self-confidence, teamwork, and respect for nature and fellow man.

Safety is our main concern and is a priority. All students are required to wear life jackets while they are on the dock and sailing. No exceptions are tolerated.

Juniors are grouped by ability and there is a place for everyone including 8 year-old beginners, older 13 or 14 year-old beginners, right on up to the seasoned racer.

Basic Requirements: Students must be able to demonstrate basic swimming skills. After registration has been processed you will receive a medical and a waiver form that must be completed and returned prior to the start of class. Students should bring a change of clothes (including closed toe shoes) and a towel to class each day.

Instructional Equipment: The Burnham Park Yacht Club has 420 dinghies and Optis in their Junior Sailing Fleet.

No refunds will be issued after the start of the session. Personal checks or money orders should be made to Burnham Park Yacht Club.

For More Information, please contact:
BPYC Junior Sailing Coordinator
Dennis Bartley
Dennis: 708-646-3487
Burnham Park Yacht Club: 312-427-4664

If you have additional questions about the classes, or have any special scheduling requirements, please do not hesitate to call.

ATTENTION EXPERIENCED SAILORS: Would you like to share your Sailing knowledge by participating in our Junior Sailing Program as an Instructor?

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