Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Have Fun and Support Youth Sailing in Banderas Bay


1238188 10151735432733673 1869871527 nEnjoy an evening in support of the Vallarta Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program.  There will be some great auction prizes and a delicious dinner.  You will have a chance to support the program while going home with tickets for Swim with the Dolphins, maybe a round of golf, or a night out at one of your favorite restaurants.

The fun starts at 5:30pm Saturday, February 17! 

Junior Sailing - FIRST LESSON FREE Offer / Junior Sailing - PRIMERA LICENCIA GRATIS

VYC Junior Sailing FIRST LESSON FREE Regstration

"Welcome to your first and free lesson in the Vallarta Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program.  Please fill out the form below to register your child for sailing lessons.  Once you have completed and sent the form, you will be contacted by our staff to schedule your first free lesson.  If after completing the form, you have questions, you can feel free to contact our Club Manager, Rudolfo Trejo at 322 297-2222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Bienvenidos a su primera y gratuita lección en el Vallarta Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program. Por favor llene el siguiente formulario para inscribir a su hijo / a en las clases de vela. Una vez que haya completado y enviado el formulario, será contactado por nuestro personal para programar su primera lección gratis. Si después de completar el formulario, tiene preguntas, puede ponerse en contacto con nuestro Gerente de Club, Rudolfo Trejo al 322 297-2222 o a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Successful Summer for Junior Program

Ken Gill, our Director at Large who oversees the Junior Sailing program reports a very successful summer program for 2011.  We held two great camps over the summer. 

First was a beginner’s camp, where six new local children experienced the joys of sailing for the first time.  A good time must have been had by all, because they all plan to continue with our sailing classes. 

The second camp was for intermediates.  Six children participated in this camp, with two of them stepping up from the beginner’s camp.  Again, three of these new sailors plan to continue with our sailing classes…. budding sail champions in the making! 

One of the highlights of the junior sailing camps was a basic first aid and CPR course.  This was provided to us by the local Proteccion Civil.  These folks are always in hand for our regattas, and they continue to support us in many ways.  Let’s give a big round of “thank yous” from the Vallarta Yacht Club members for all of their assistance!

The summer camps were run by our Coach Eugenie Russell and her new assistant Nora.  Nora has proved to be quite an asset to the club, and a great help to Eugenie, so she has been given the position of Assistant Coach.  Congratulations and “Bravo, Bravo” to Nora for her great work!

Junior Sailors & Fall Fundraiser

A big "thank you" goes to all participants, donors and volunteers who helped make the Fall 2012 a success. The Jr Sailing Program is self-sustaining, due in large part to these semi-annual fundraisers. We raised $67,854 pesos thanks to you!

The best indicator of the Program success is in the children, and this year's regattas  and Optinam 2012 are proof. Competing against 146 sailors from 18 countries in Optinam, our VYC kids made us proud, as always!  These young sailors are consistently chosen to compete with the best of the best.  Countries included Germany, New Zealand, Netherlands, Singapore, Japan and more.  Read more about the kids and Optinam 2012 here


Juniors Do It Again!

With a determination to beat last year’s accomplishment of winning 7 medals, the VYC Junior delegates  traveled to the Mexico Olimpiada Nacional 2011 held May 11-14 on the beach at Progresso in the state of Yucatan.   The team’s faces were glowing as they returned home with 9 medals for this year, two of which were gold!

Nayarit Team at Progresso

A total of 14 youths participated on the Nayarit team. 

VYC Junior Sailors and Volunteers Participate in Mexican National Olympics

UPDATE: Second and third day pictures are online.  You can view them here.

UPDATE: First day pictures are online.  You can view them here.Some of the Nayarit team on the way!Some of the Nayarit team on the way!

Eight members of the Vallarta Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program and four VYC volunteers leave today to participate in Olimpiada Nacional 2011 (Mexican National Olympics), May 11-15, 2011. The sailing events will be held in Progreso, Yucatan, and include Optimist, Sailboard and Laser races.  Our sailors will be part of the Nayarit state team, as follows:

Optimist Team - Coach Eugenie Russell

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