January 25, 2020
 South Freeport, ME
11:31 AM / 12:00 AM
05:15 AM / 05:53 PM
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  • Objective:

    “The objective of the club shall be to encourage and promote the sport of boating and science of seamanship and navigation particularly for instruction to the youth of this area and to do all things necessary or incidental to the accomplishment and fulfillment of said purposes”.


    HYC Sailing Program:

    Harraseeket Yacht Club is dedicated to promoting the sport of sailing, especially through it’s youth sailing. Classes are held at the HYC in South Freeport, Maine. Sailing takes place both inside and outside the beautiful and historic Harraseeket River. Beginners build confidence sailing inside the harbor, often in the cove next to the Club. More experienced sailors venture outside to race and practice in more open, breezier waters. There is no finer location for both beginners and advanced sailors than in Casco Bay. Students sail daily, weather permitting. Classes and other activities are held ashore on foul weather days. The focus of all we do is to promote the sport of sailing, safe seamanship, and to have fun on the water.

    The Harraseeket Yacht Club in South Freeport, Maine has a long history of leadership and innovation in sailing education. Graduates from the program have crossed oceans and cruised around the world as well as competed in local, regional and world level regattas. The goal of the program is to insure students have a safe and fun summer experience built around developing sound sportsmanship and learning skills of sailing, racing and seamanship. By stimulating young people’s interest in sailing, we hope they develop a love of a skill that will last a lifetime. Our program is divided up by age and experience.

    To register your child: http://hyc.cc/registration-info/

    The HYC sailing program exists because of dedicated volunteers – including members of the club and the parents of our young sailors. If you would like to find an opportunity to volunteer or you have any questions about the program – you can reach the program coordinator at  sailingprogram.hyc@gmail.com 

     Consider donating to the Beth Willhoite Youth Sailing Scholarship Fund

    The purpose of this fund is to give children, who otherwise would not be able to attend the HYC sailing program, the opportunity to learn to sail and gain confidence on the water. One core mission of the Harraseeket Yacht Club is to promote youth sailing and we feel privileged to honor Beth’s memory in this manner. The Goal – Secure funding through member donations, sponsors and the community sufficient to provide a minimum of two scholarships forever.

    Our initial goal for this fund is $15,000.


    Questions or Additional Information:

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     Sailing Program Blog with Great Videos from 2014; Please check out HYCsails.wordpress.com.

    HYCsails.wordpress.com will give you an inside look at HYC Youth Sailing Program in 2014 with photos, videos, and comments from our fantastic instructors!

    Here is a Great Video from the instructors made from 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSDPfF2orIs

    Here is the HYC Youth Sailing Awards Night 2014 picture slide show video: http://youtu.be/2TVi9rgeQqU

    HYC Sailing Program Videos:

    HYC 420 Sails; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TGA8YzQ3iw&list=PLD87UWkpfGxfk7v5ExxDdTbPT69utn5Pj

    HYC Opti Sailors; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDdnfCc4Tag


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