Connect with PVAngelsJoin PVAngels on FacebookJoin PVAngels on TwitterPVAngels News Feeds Tell a Friend PVAngels Newsletter  
Home Home   About PVAngels   Get Involved   Local News   Event Calendar   Add a Charity   Partners for Change   Contact Us      Search Search PVAngels 

Local News & Events

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

Junior Sailing Program at Vallarta Yacht Club Grows Up With Adult Lessons

Vallarta Yacht Club
go to original
June 2, 2013

Dan Green

Since the beginning of the Vallarta Yacht Club Jr Sailing Program, sail training has focused on Optimist boats.

Times change, graduating young sailors need a new level of training, and ... why leave all the fun to the kids?

Adults now can participate in the new, expanded VYC Sailing Program.  Under the guidance of Dan Green, Jr Sailing Director, the program changes will be exciting.

This fall, the VYC will be offering Basic Sailing lessons for adults. And not in tiny Opti's, but 28-35 foot keel sailboats (wow!).

In August and September, the first 2 weekends lessons will be held. During those same 2 weeks, Freestyle sailing will be available for junior sailors on Opti's, Lasers and Windsurf boards.

The Jr Sailing classes are also expanding. Recently the VYC acquired 4 Lasers and 1 Zuma. Soon, 3 Windsurf boards will be added to the fleet, with 4 different sized sails.

This means the VYC is actively recruiting sailing students up to and including 18 years old. Also, starting June 1st, all Jr Sailors will have lessons twice a week. Previously, Beginner classes were once weekly.

Summer Camp is gearing up too, scheduled in July:

• July 8-12 - Windsurf lessons for Beginners
• July 15-19 - Opti + Laser for Beginners
• July 22-26 - Opti, Laser, Windsurf for Intermediate and Advanced

In September, normal Jr Sailing lessons resume with a few surprises in store.

The VYC plans to create a Junior Commodore position, and one of the students will be elected or appointed.

Stay tuned, it will be a great summer and fall for the VYC Sailing Program!

For more information, telephone the Vallarta Yacht Club, (322) 297-2222 or by

The Vallarta Yacht Club is located in Nuevo Vallarta next to the Paradise Village Mall.

  Learn more about Vallarta Yacht Club

We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!

Meet the Charities

Community Services


Animals & Wildlife

Health Care

Youth & Family


Culture & Recreation

Special Interests

How You Can Help

Use Your Powers for Good

Add Your Favorite Charity

Save a Life - Give Blood


Partners for Change

Meet the Partners

Become a Partner for Change


About PVAngels

Add Your Charity

Add Your News & Events

Locate Yourself on Our Maps

Join PVAngels Team

About Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Local News

Local Event Calendar

Puerto Vallarta Videos

Puerto Vallarta Photos

Historic Puerto Vallarta

Local Area Maps

Important Phone Numbers

CraigsList in Puerto Vallarta

   Stay Connected

    Find PVAngels on Facebook Follow PVAngels on Twitter Sign up PVAngels Newsletter RSS Feeds on PVAngels

Feeding Mexico

FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

2019 • m3 • this site is part of a charitable conspiracy