Promoting Youth Sailing

The CRSA Youth Sailing Academy teaches sailing to youth from ages 7-12 (Juniors) and ages 13-18 (Teens) to promote our youth and future sailors. Sign up your future sailor and/or make a tax deductible donation!


Take a few minutes and watch this amazing video on what’s possible with youth sailing!

You’ll be amazed and so will your child!

Youth Sailing Academy

Summer Program

Ahoy Young Maties! Introduce Your Child to the Thrills of Sailing

If you have children between the ages of 7 and 12, our Opti’s are the perfect boat to learn the fundamentals of sailing. Teens ages 13-18 will learn and practice on our fleet of Sunfish. With the careful instructions of club members who have a commitment to promoting the sport, teaching sailing, and instilling confidence, this is a great opportunity.

Who:      Juniors ages of 7-12 and Teens ages of 13-18.  Prior year students who want to further improve their skills and practice are also welcome.

What:     Learn the basics of sailing including water safety, boat anatomy, rigging, knots, points of sail, and boat maintenance.  Small sailboats specifically designed for teaching youth sailing will be used. We like to have fun!

Where:  Jacobson Park, Lexington, Kentucky

When:     Tuesday Evenings & Saturday Afternoons in July

   Graduation Day – Last Saturday in July  Pirates Take to the Water!

Cost:        Members : $35,  Non-members: $35 plus annual membership in CRSA at student rate $35

Space is limited!  Please Register Here today and complete the Terms Form

For additional information contact

Chuck Emrich, Youth Sailing Director    859-270-2199

                Lou Trost, Vice-Commodore       859-893-6774

Become Involved!

We are an all-volunteer academy and always need volunteers who are willing to give some time and help expand our efforts to offer sailing classes to youth – no experience necessary (we need more than just teaching).  You can support our youth to ensure this is safe and fun for our kids:  man the chase boats, tow the boats, maintenance on boats, leadership training, provide snacks, even offer your ideas to make this opportunity more fulfilling and fun, etc. We can use your help whatever you offer!

Contact Chuck or Lou to become involved in this important mission.