Jr. Sailing Classes


Our Junior Sailing summer camp classes cater to a variety of ability levels for sailors ages 8 to 18, while our Sea Squirts cater to ages 6 to 8. Sailors progress through a series of Six programs: Pram Beginner, Pram Advanced, 420 Beginner, 420 Intermediate, 420 Advanced and Race Team. This progressive approach is designed to help each sailor improve skills while enjoying the sport. 

All youth sailing camp sessions meet Monday through Friday. Morning classes are from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and afternoon classes are from 1:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Pram Beginner, Pram Advanced, 420 Beginner, 420 Intermediate, and 420 Advanced classes are available for each session. 

Do our summer session dates conflict with your child’s busy schedule? No problem! We offer a Flexible Week for our Junior Sailing Summer Classes. Just pick a week that works for you and we will accommodate your child seamlessly within that session. If your child has a week available, give them the lifelong skill and unforgettable experience of sailing!

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Sea Squirts

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

For grade school sailors, Sea Squirts is an excellent introduction to the sport. Geared to kids ages 6-8, lessons offer close instructor supervision. Classes are short and fun, and are taught at an easy learning pace.


Pram Beginner

Monday – Friday (Morning or Afternoon)
8:45a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 
1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

The pram class offers an opportunity for grade school sailors, ages 8-11, to get a start in the sport of sailing. Students learn the basics of safety, sailing terminology and sailing knots.


Pram Advanced

Monday – Friday (Morning or Afternoon)
8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 
1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

The Advanced Pram class is for youth sailors, ages 11-12, who have learned the basics of sailing in the Pram class. The class will begin by reviewing beginner sailing concepts, and will progress with more advanced chalk talks. 


420 Beg, Int and Adv

Monday – Friday (Morning or Afternoon)
8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 
1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Our club 420 programs range from an introduction to the larger 420 boat to an exploration of more advanced techniques. Generally, these programs are for junior high school sailors, ages 12-18. We offer Beginner, Intermediate,  Advanced 420 classes. 


Race Teams

Monday – Friday (Times will vary)
1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

The Sheridan Shore Race Team offers an opportunity to experience regatta competition. The team uses Optimists, Lasers (both student provided) and 420s to compete in regattas around the North Shore of Chicago and all over the Midwest. 


Private Lessons

Monday – Sunday (Times will vary)

Private lessons are a great for any sailor who want to improve, adult sailors, or anyone who is interested in sailing one-on-one with an accomplished instructor.