From the Sailing Director

Sign up for the Women’s Sailing Clinic on May 6/7!

April 13, 2017

This Women’s clinic is for beginner’s and intermediate sailors. We will begin the morning with goals, parts of the boat, parts of the sail, wind awareness and how a sail works. Next will be knot tying, figure 8, cleat hitch and bowline knots. We will head out for some drills,

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Sign up for the April Learn to Sail Clinic!

April 10, 2017

This is an introductory course teaching the basics of sailing. Keel Clinic Ap29 Please use the form below to register for the clinic!

March Sail Training Report

March 23, 2017

Hi Sailors, I attended some great sessions at the symposium and learned, an overwhelming amount of information, but these three things caught my attention: Have students get physically involved in the rules. Example, raise your hand when you enter the zone, cross the line, have the right of way. Practice

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Smallboat Introduction to Sailing Series registration now open!

March 15, 2017

The Austin Yacht Club offers a Smallboat Introduction to Sailing Series during the the fall and spring. During this class, students sail in our fleet of Flying Juniors (FJs). This class is geared towards adults, and is open to all skill levels, from beginners with no sailing experience to more

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Registration for Junior Sailing Camp and PB&J Summer Sailing Series is Open!

February 24, 2017

Click here for information about our junior summer sailing camps and registration

Spring Sailing Season Registration is Open!

February 1, 2017

Register for the spring season of AYC’s Junior Sailing Program!  

August Cruise Clinic Cancelled

July 14, 2016

The Cruise Clinic scheduled for August 13th has been cancelled due to the heat, and will be rescheduled for the Fall in cooler weather.

April FJ Training Series Registration Now OPEN!

March 3, 2016

Back by popular demand, AYC Sail Training is offering a series of lessons aboard double-handed Flying Juniors (FJs) for adults. The series includes four weekly lessons on Fridays in April from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Click here for more information and registration. Contact Sailing Director with questions.

2016 Junior Sailing Program Spring Season Registration Now OPEN!

February 19, 2016

The 2016 Spring Season of the AYC Junior Sailing Program kicks off Saturday, March 5! The full 2016 Junior Sailing Program schedule, fees, class descriptions and registration is now available here. REGISTER TODAY!   WHAT IS THE JUNIOR SAILING PROGRAM? The Austin Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program offers weekly practice

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Junior Sailing Camp and PB&J Registration NOW OPEN!

February 3, 2016

Registration is now open for AYC’s 2016 Junior Sailing Camp and PB&J Summer Sailing Series. For more information on our summer programs click the links below: Junior Sailing Camp PB&J Summer Sailing Series Questions? Contact AYC’s Sailing Director at (512) 266-1336 or

Junior Sailing Program Fall Season Registration NOW OPEN!

July 21, 2015

Registration is now open for the Fall Season of the Junior Sailing Program! The Fall Season schedule will be as follows:   For more information on the Junior Sailing Program and registration, click here. For questions, contact Sailing Director Kate Noble at (512) 266-1336 or

2015 Summer Camps

May 26, 2015

Junior Summer Camp PB&J Summer Sailing Series

NEW! Adult FJ Training Series in May

April 4, 2015

AYC Sail Training is launching a new adult training program in May! The Adult FJ Training Series includes a progressive series of four weekly lessons designed to introduce sailors to basic dinghy sailing. Lessons will meet Thursday evenings (May 7, 14, 21, & 28) from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

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Registration for Optimist II & III Pre-Season Now Open!

January 8, 2015

Registration is now open for Junior Sailing Opti II & III Pre-Season. Pre-season is intended for Optimist racers looking to get a head start on the 2015 season. Pre-season practice will be held on Wednesday evenings in February (2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25) from 4:00 pm to dusk. Contact Sailing Director

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Congratulations, AYC Roadrunners!

July 19, 2014

Congratulations to all of our AYC Roadrunner sailors who sailed Texas Youth Race Week at HYC, TCYC, and LYC July 12-18. AYC was represented by 6 Opti RWB sailors, 4 Opti Green Fleet sailors, and 2 Laser sailors. Special congrats to Opti sailors Tony Slowik and Ethan Froelich who qualified for

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Registration for Junior Sailing Program’s Summer Season Now OPEN!

July 18, 2014

The Summer Season of AYC’s Junior Sailing Program begins August 1st and registration is now OPEN! Contact Sailing Director, Kate Noble for questions and/or more information.

Check Out David Dellenbaugh’s Speed & Smarts!

May 8, 2014

AYC was fortunate to having winning America’s Cup tactician David Dellenbaugh at the club last week for a fantastic presentation comparing the upwind and downwind legs. For more great tips from David, be sure to check out his newsletter Speed & Smarts!

Capsize Recovery Tips from the C420 Association

March 8, 2014

This following video, developed in partnership with the Club 420 Association and professional sailing coach Steve Keen has suggested tips and techniques for staying safe on the water in Club 420 sailboats. While specifically geared toward C420s, this video has some great take-aways for all dinghy sailors at AYC, especially

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AYC in the News!

February 21, 2014

The Austin Yacht Club is featured in today’s Austin American-Statesman! Our Junior Sailing Day Camp is profiled in the Austin 360 Summer Camp Guide. Pick up your print copy today or check out the online version here! Registration is now open for the 2014 Junior Sailing Camp and PB&J Summer

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Sign Up Online for Mar. 15 Basic Keelboat Sailing Clinic

Registration is now open for AYC’s first Adult Sail Training Clinic in 2014, Basic Keelboat Sailing Clinic. Details, Fee, and online sign up, go to the March 15 calendar page.