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Diamond Lake Youth Sailing - 2022


The Diamond Lake Yacht Club (DLYC) is located on Diamond Lake in the center of Cass County and was nominated as one of the top five inland sailing lakes in the state. With over 80 years of sailing tradition the DLYC has many members that grew up sailing on Diamond Lake and support the continuation of the tradition.  The sailing program at the DLYC is intended to lay a foundation for a  lifetime of interest in sailing. While many programs focus on racing it is the intent of the DLYC program to focus on learning the science of sailing, teaching basic sailing technique and getting kids in the boats and on the water for hands on experience and fun. Come join us for the start of a lifetime of fun.

Swimming skills must be assessed by our Lead Instructor prior to placement in a class.

Our Instructors

Genevieve Hesse is returning for her second year and handles many of the administrative issues in the program. A Sophomore at NYU and a graduate of the DLYC sailing program.
Timothy Hesse claims the Chicago Yacht Club as his home club is an accomplished young sailor. Timothy is in his second year as an instructor and a graduate of the DLYC sailing program.

Mason Coles served as an Intern last year and is moving up as a full time Instructor. Mason is an accomplished sailor in several sailboat types used on Diamond Lake.

 
 

Contacts


Anne Coles - DLYC Youth Sailing Committee
acoles2000@gmail.com
269-591-0162 (cell)

Louis Csokasy - DLYC Youth Sailing Committee
lrcsokasy@comcast.net
269-470-4548
Genevieve Hesse - Sailing Administrator
gthesse1@me.com
773-332-9201

Jackie Comeau-Bankowski - Rear Commodore
jcmgm@aol.com
520-275-3738

Class Descriptions

Several types of sailing classes will be offered this year - Kinder Sailing, Learn to Sail, Intermediate Sailing, Parent/child and Race Team.  To read a description of each class type, click on a button below.
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Kinder Sail Learn to Saill Intermediate Race Team Parent/Child

2022 Youth Sailing Class Schedule

Start Date

Class

Max Size

Notes

Day

Time

June 20

Learn to Sail

10

M-TH

Morning (9 am to Noon)

June 20

Intermediate

10

M-TH

Afternoon (1 pm to 4 pm)

June 27

Learn to Sail

10

M-TH

Morning (9 am to Noon)

June 27

Learn to Sail

10

Cancelled

M-TH

Afternoon (1 pm to 4 pm)

June 28 & 30

Race team

6

Club members only

TU/TH

Afternoon (1 pm to 4 pm)

July 4

KinderSail

10

Club members only

M-TH

Morning (10 am to Noon)

July 4

Learn to Sail

10

M-TH

Afternoon (1 pm to 4 pm)

July 5 & 7

Race team

6

Club members only

TU/TH

Afternoon (1 pm to 4 pm)

July 9

Parent/Child

6

Club members only

SAT

Morning (10 am to Noon)

July 11

KinderSail

10

Club members only

M-TH

Morning (10 am to Noon)

July 11

Learn to Sail

6

M-TH

Afternoon (1 pm to 4 pm)

July 12 & 14

Race Team

6

Club members only

TU-TH

Afternoon (1 pm to 4 pm)

July 16

Parent/Child

6

Club members only

SAT

Morning (10 am to Noon)

July 18

Learn to Sail

10

Cancelled

M-TH

Morning (10 am to Noon)

July 19 & 21

Race Team

6

Club members only

TU-TH

Afternoon (1 pm to 4 pm)

July 23

Parent/Child

6

Club members only

SAT

Morning (10 am to Noon)

July 25

Learn to sail

10

M-TH

Morning (9 am to Noon)

July 25

Intermediate

10

M-TH

Afternoon (1 pm to 4 pm)

Aug 5

Youth Regatta

10

FRI All Day (8am-3pm)

 

 

1. Morning Classes are from 9 am to noon unless noted. Kinder Sail & Parent & Child is from 10 am to noon.

2. Afternoon classes are from 1 pm to 4 pm unless noted
3. Adult sailing every Friday night.
4. Membership on the racing team requires advanced sailing skills and selection by the Lead instructor.  Commit to attending one regatta.
5. Race team signup is for a four (4) week class of two sessions per week
6. Student sailor in Parent/Child class must have completed at least one of the offered sailing class. Classes go from 10:00 am to Noon.


Fun Sail every Wednesday from 6 pm to 8:30 pm starting the week of June 27.  There is no Fun Sail the week of the Youth Regatta.
All class enrollment is done on the Calendar. Click on the calendar button to be taken to the calendar. You will need to navigate to the month you want to enroll.     

Calendar


Please Note: The information for this program is subject to change based on registration, attendance and final recommendation by the Lead Instructor. All participants should bring a life jacket, water bottle, change of clothes, water shoes and towel. Adventure class should bring a lunch.

Costs

Kinder Sail $ 125 per session-open to members only
Learn to Sail $ 125 per session members/ $165/ session non-members                                                                                
Intermediate Sailing Class $ 125 per session members/ $165/ session non-members
Parent/child                 $ 100 per session members only
Race Team $ 250 one time charge members only                                                 
Private Lessons Set by lead instructor.

Youth sailing members have use of docks, boats and sports court, provided facilities are not being used for scheduled events.