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CPYC Youth Sailing

"The CPYC Youth Sailing Program is excited to invite families to experience the fun and thrill of sailing in 2023— our 61th year!”


2023 CPYC Youth Sailing Season will run form June 27, 2023 through August 17, 2023!

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Who We Are

CPYC Youth Sailing offers an exciting 8 week summer learn to sail program serving approximately 75 beginner, intermediate and advanced young sailors aged 8 and above.  The program is designed to incorporate lessons on both land and on the water.  In addition to teaching sailing skills, emphasis is placed on water safety, team work, boat care and responsibility, self-esteem and confidence...and having FUN!.

Instruction begins in N10 and Optimist dinghies accompanied with an instructor. As lessons progress over the years, intermediate and advanced sailors are encouraged to learn to sail the RS Feva and C420. 

For sailors who already have the beginning skills, we offer a more competitive opportunity – sailing in Regattas.  While regattas are a larger commitment, regattas  emphasize community and fun.

The program’s goal is to promote the sport of sailing and seamanship while ensuring all our sailors, whether skippering or crewing, feel comfortable, safe and secure on the water. We have a high instructor to student ratio  to ensure your child’s safety and personal attention.  Located in Winthrop, we sail out of the Cottage Park Yacht Club on Boston and Winthrop Harbors.

CPYC Membership is not required for 1st year participants, please check out our non-member options.

Heading Home
Cooling Off
Rigged & Ready for Lessons
We Love Our Hardware
Waiting for Race
Great Day!
Working Together
Out in N10s
Making an Adjustment
Enjoying the Scenery
Ahoy Sailors!
CPYC YS out in Front
Pirate Day!
420 Rounding the Mark
Waiting for Wind
The Chase
CPYC - Our Home Port
Launching the Chute
C420s - Showing Their Colors
CPYC YS Regatta
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Class Descriptions

CPYC YS offers 8 week long summer sailing classes serving about 75 youth sailors.   Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Classes meet daily.  For those who want more, we offer a weekly race clinic, Tuesday Twilight Sailing,  and Regattas.   CPYC YS runs from the end of June until mid-August.  The classes are generally 4 hour per day 5 days a week.   
New in 2023 CPYC will partner with local afterschool programs to offer full day activities for families who need full day coverage.


Frequently Asked Questions

CPYC YS encourages family participation by providing an enjoyable social environment which sailors and their families participate in with pride.


Among our enjoyable activities outside of sailing  include  family dinners, special events, cook outs, guest speakers, STEM Projects, and much more! 

Answering basic questions about the program from what to bring, rules on parent involvment, swim requirements, etc.


Contact Cottage Park Y.C. Youth Sailing Program

To get in touch with CPYC Youth Sailing and learn more about our program or how to get involved please email us at

CPYC Youth Sailing, 76 Orlando Avenue

Winthrop, MA, USA


for being a great supporter of CPYC YS  through the years!

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