Surf City Yacht Club

Youth Programs

We offer an 8 week summer program for children age 4 – 18. A wide range of sailing and swimming classes are available to children who are either Junior members or children/grandchildren of members. Come join us and share the fun!


Summer 2020 Update

Even though the country is in a “wait and see” mode due to the COVID-19 virus, SCYC has planned an awesome Waterfront program for ages 4-17.  Our staff has put together an 8 week schedule full of sailing and swimming beginning June 22 (or once the restrictions are lifted) that is guaranteed to shake off the stay-at-home blues.  This year the Bay Kids program (for our 4-7 year olds) has expanded to 5 days per week and will include fun and games, water activities, field trips, and more.  We have lunch 5 days per week and are now offering Fun Fridays — an afternoon filled with activities on and off the water.

Not sure where or what you will be doing this summer? We are happy to answer your questions and find a program that meets your needs. Contact us:  here.

Welcome to the Waterfront!

Welcome to another great summer of SCYC Waterfront. Fun days of swimming and sailing on Manahawkin Bay will be here soon. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. We are planning a great program and hope you’ll join us.

The Waterfront staff brings a broad base of experience to our program and has US Sailing and Red Cross certification. We look forward to sharing this summer with you, your children, and grandchildren.

Summer Waterfront Program

Youth Sailing Programs Guide

Junior Guide to Weekend Racing, Interclubs, and Regattas

Nothing can compare to the experience of attending a sailboat regatta. The spirit of competition and sportsmanship nurture a sailor’s body, mind and soul. Sailing in a regatta not only allows one to engage in a fun filled day of friendships but also challenges one to sharpen the mind, the hand, and the eye. Sailboat racing is much like a game of chess involving strategy, satisfaction, and self-determination.

We have put together a Junior Guide to Weekend Racing, Interclubs, and Regattas providing tools to help you succeed in your next race.

View Full Guide in PDF

Youth Sailing Programs

Youth Sailing Programs

Surf City Yacht Club offers youth sailing programs for all ages and abilities. The safety of our youth sailors is paramount. All sailors regardless of the number of years in the program are required to pass a safety swim test the first day of the program. Each sailor must wear a USCG-approved, vest type PFD while on the water.

Participants in swimming and sailing will be tested and placed by an instructor. Sailors may stay in a sailing or swimming level for more than one year depending on the student’s level of achievement. Lesson times may be subject to change due to class size.  A minimum enrollment is required to hold each course.

Learn About Our Youth Sailing Programs

Youth Swimming Programs

In addition to our extensive sailing programs, SCYC also has a fun and competitive swim program for all ages.

We offer swimming lessons for all ages and abilities in both private and group lessons.

We also have a competitive and fun swim team for all boys and girls up to age 17. We compete against other yacht clubs on the island with an emphasis on team spirit, sportsmanship and positive group dynamics.

Learn About Our Youth Swimming Programs
Summer Waterfront Program

Sailing Instructors Wanted

Surf City Yacht Club on beautiful Long Beach Island, NJ seeks an experienced c420 Racing Coach AND various Coaches for Summer of 2016.  Competitive compensation/salary based on qualifications and experience.

Apply for a Sailing Instructor Position