April 16, 2018

Dear Parents and Friends of AYC Junior Sailing Programs:

The AYC 2018 Spring Program Sailing Sessions begin May 9 and continue to June 24, 2018.

To download the Spring Semester Schedule –AYC 2018 PROGRAM SCHEDULE SPRING (1)

A new training schedule, with the dates, times and fees for each category, is attached for both Optimist and Laser sailors.  AYC 2018 PROGRAM SCHEDULE SPRING (1)

Please see Nesie or Kenny-Sha in the AYC office, to complete registration.  This spring semester is 7 weeks long and payment must be made in full by the first day of the session.  Returning sailors will be evaluated and may be promoted based on their work in the Early Spring Session.  New participants must agree to and sign the “Sailor and Parent Code of Conduct” forms before the first lesson.    If you are unsure which category to register your sailor, please come and see me.  The date of the AYC Mini Regatta will be announced.

Sailor Code Of Conduct and Parental Consent and Medical Release –  SAILOR CODE OF CONDUCT AND PARENT RELEASE FORM JAN2018

Parental Code Of Conduct – Parent Code of Conduct V2 Jan2018

Please note that all junior members must be part of a program in order to sail out of AYC.  Having your own boat does not entitle you to sail out of the facility.  This a safety requirement and is in place to ensure that all young sailors are supervised properly.

At AYC we also have two 29ers that are a “high performance” double-handed option for youth sailors, especially those graduating from Optimist.  It is possible to put together a formal training schedule if you let me know of your interest.    Please note that only sailors who have already been part of our programs are eligible as the 29er requires minimally intermediate sailing skills.

Congratulations to the AYC Laser sailors who have qualified to represent Antigua at international competition this summer.   Jalese Gordon and Daniel Smit in Laser along with Louis Bavey and Carlo Falcone in 29er will travel to Texas to represent Antigua at the Youth World Championship this July. Jules Mitchell   and Rhone Kirby will travel to Colombia in July to compete at the Central American & Caribbean Games.

The following is a list of upcoming recommended events that we will also try to attend. Please contact me with your interest:

May 18 – 20        BVI                         Dinghy Championship                   Multiclass

June 15 – 17        US Virgin Is.        St. Thomas International                  Opti

TBD                        TBD                        Caribbean Dinghy Champ.        Laser

July 14 – 21          Texas, USA         WS Youth World Champ.                 Laser Radial, 29er

July 20 – Aug 3   Columbia             CAC Games                                    Laser – Standard and Radial

*Additional information regarding specific class events may be found on the AYC website. Here

If you have any questions, please contact me directly either by email at ayc@yachtclub.ag  or telephone 268-728-5045.

I am also in the office daily if you wish to see me in person.


Karl James, OLY (Two-Time Olympian – Laser Class)

Manager of Dinghy Sailing and Youth Training Scheme, Antigua Yacht Club