Junior Programs

BBYC offers a variety of programs for all ages - from age 4 to age 144 there's fun for everyone and lots to learn on the water.

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Junior Sailing    
Ages 7-18
Brant Beach Yacht Club offers a comprehensive junior instructional sailing program for children aged 7 to 18 (sailors must be seven years old by June 1st of the current season.) Yachting skills are taught at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels in four Optimist classes, two levels of Sunfish, Lasers, and C420’s.

Each year our team of skilled sailing instructors, under the leadreship of our highly qualified Director of Sailing guide our young sailors both on and off the water. Each child is evaluated in terms of their current skill level and receives both individual and group instruction, allowing them to progress as rapidly as their capabilities and interest permit.

In addition to the formal instructional programs, BBYC supports a full program of regatta sailing with the sailing staff providing on-the-water coaching. Included in these regattas are our BBYC racing series, inter-club competitions and selected regattas.

Visit the sailing calendar

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Racing Series
Intra and Inter-club competition, weekday, and weekend racing is offered at Brant Beach Yacht Club, including the BBYC Spring Regatta (occurring annually during the 2nd weekend of June) as well as special Fourth of July and Labor Day Races. Racing fleets include: Lightning, Mariner, C420’s, Lasers, Sunfish, and Optimist.

BBYC has hosted multiple regional, state and national regattas over the years, and we remain committed to serving as the premier yacht club for hosting regattas. 

Fun Sailing

Brant Beach Yacht Club offers “Fun” sailing events with several scheduled activities during the summer.  Included in these events are team racing, cruising scavenger hunts, mariner mayhems, and handicapped cruising races. The emphasis on all these fun events is on learning to sail and having a good time.

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Tennis
Ages 4 - 144
BBYC provides a comprehensive program of tennis instruction for ages 4 through adult. Scheduled group lessons for beginners, intermediate, and advanced tennis players. Competitive events are geared to insure that all of our registrants have the opportunity to compete with fellow members of comparable skill.

Jr Stand Up Paddleboard
This stand-up paddle boarding class is offered to juniors ages 9 and up. The morning winds are perfect for our younger paddle boarders. Depending on the wind they will stay in the harbor, maybe venture to Turtle Island or loop around High Island and do some exploring. If there’s light enough wind, they may take little trips to further islands like Party Island and beyond. 

Surfing
Ages 10+
This class is to introduce the sport of surfing to children age 10 and up. It is taught by a certified lifeguard, and it meets on a rotating schedule of morning or afternoon sessions depending on the tide. The class is split into various skill levels.

Sports Camp
Broken out to two different age groups, ages 9 -11 and ages 12 - 14 Mon - Fri 9am-12pm, Sports Camp is geared toward the child with lots of energy and a zest for team sports! Various team sports are played throughout the season such as basketball, baseball, kickball and more. It’s a great way to enforce team-building and good sportsmanship. (No make-ups for foul weather, illness etc...) 

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Swimming
Swimming lessons are also available at BBYC. Conducted in accordance with the American Red Cross Standards, the Club offers swimming instruction to our entire membership from 4 years of age and older. Lessons are conducted at the beginner and intermediate level. We encourage our young people to join the BBYC Swim Team and compete with other Island clubs for local honors and a great time.

Small Frys
Ages 4-5 years old, Mon-Fri 9am-12pm
BBYC offers its youngest members a chance to join in on the fun by providing a fun program for children ages 4 and 5. We will adjust the classes to maintain an even student to teacher ratio. Our Small Fry program features games, crafts, story telling, singing, field trips, and more. See Lunch Bunch below for optional extended hour, 12pm-1pm.

Sandpipers
Ages 6-9 years old, Mon-Fri 9am-12pm
The Sandpiper program is offered to young members, ages 6-9. It is a continuation of the Small Fry program. All of our teachers are certified teachers. See Lunch Bunch below for optional extended hour, 12pm-1pm.

Cabaret
Whether your child is a drama queen or not, this is best place to allow them to show their “theatrical side.” The fun-loving instructors will pick one musical, or a medley, and after their weekly one-hour practice, have the children perform for us at the end of the season. The older kids are welcome (and encouraged!) to participate as well. There is a talent portion of the night where the young and older kids have performed all sorts of acts such as: singing, choreographed dancing, lipsyncing, marital arts, funny faces, best jokes, etc. There is no talent we aren't willing to showcase!

Marine Biology
This program is designed to encourage your child to learn about the local marine life indigenous to our beloved island and cove. A hands-on class, the students will be studying local marine life through exploring the bay. Local Outreach Programs are expected to visit the class for even more hands-on learning approach and perhaps some visitors from under the sea will join us as well...! 

Lunch Bunch
This is an optional extension of the Small Fry/Sandpiper program but is offered to children in all programs. It is a supervised lunch and play hour at the Main Clubhouse everyday Mon-Fri from 12pm-1pm. The staffers will offer different activities such as crafts, outdoor play and swim to your children as well as feed them their packed lunch.