Learn to Sail

If you don't know how to sail or are seeking more experience, SBYC has some options. You'll find that most sailors pick up learning to sail either through registering for a course or simply going out with friends and picking it up.

Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Association, Inc. (SBJSA) was founded in 1956 by several forward thinking yacht club members as a means to teach children and young adults the basics of swimming, sailing, and seamanship. Adult lessons are also available through SBJSA. Commitment and dedication to this program are evident in the numerous youth sailors who go on to become sailing and swimming instructors as well as those who continue their sailing career into college and beyond. To find out more about their courses or to register your child for a sailing camp, please visit SBJSA.

Crew for a Member

So many members started their passion for sailing by crewing on another member's boat. It doesn't necessarily mean you intend to race. You may want to crew on someone's boat for one of the fun races and gain some experience with different wind conditions and sailing styles. At the end of the day, perhaps you've picked up a few new tricks to try out on the water on your own. What you certainly will gain are new friendships and folks to share a drink with at the bar at the end of the day. All one needs to do is roam the dock and ask, "you need crew?"