420 Race Team

4-Week Advanced Racing - Prerequisite CANSail 4
Our 420 Race Team participants are taught complex sailing skills based on the CANSail 5&6 curriculum. Athletes in this program are members of the NYC Club 420 Race Team and work with our certified race coach to master sailing techniques to sail fast. During this month-long program, participants train to compete in local and regional regattas. In additional to on-water training, theoretical topics are also covered, including racing strategy & tactics, rules and weather.

Regular weekly program runs Monday to Friday, however participants will also attend weekend regattas throughout the season. Parent participation for regatta travel is crucial to the success of the program and building a winning team. Participants must have completed CANSail level 4 or be able to demonstrate CANSail 4 level skills in order to register for this program.

2022 Course Schedule:
Spring Training 1 - May 8 to May 29, 2022 (Wednesday 5-9 PM & Sunday 12-4 PM)
Spring Training 2 - June 1 to June 22, 2022(Wednesday 5-9 PM & Sunday 12-4 PM)
Summer Session 1 - July 4 to July 29, 2022 *FULL! Waitlist Available*
Summer Session 2 - August 2 to August 26, 2022*
Fall Training - September 7 to September 28, 2022 (Wednesday 4:30-8:30 PM & Sunday 12-4 PM)
*There will be no classes on the Civic Holiday – August 1, 2022

2022 Course Fee:
Non-Member Rate - $1355 per session (+ regatta expense deposit)
NYC Member Rate - $1220 per session (+ regatta expense deposit)
Spring/Fall Training Rate - $475 per session (+ regatta expense deposit)

Please Note: Our 420 Race Team program includes attendance at local/regional regattas. Please inquire for details, regatta schedule is tentative. Regatta registration, accommodation and related travel costs are not included in course fees and an additional regatta fee is required for all sessions. Parents should be prepared to help carpool, tow and chaperone participants at regattas.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:

We require that participants 12 years or older be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine to participate. Proof of full vaccination must be submitted with registration form. Currently, Students aged 11 and under are not required to have proof of vaccination to participate, however in anticipation of a requirement that may come forward, parents are advised to indicate the registrant will be fully vaccinated and/or attach proof of current vaccination status with registration form.

Program Hours:

NYC Sailing & Racing School’s drop-off hours are between 8:00-9:30 AM and pick-up hours are between 3:30-5:00 PM based on the group your child is enrolled in. To reduce interactions between cohorts drop off and pick up times will be staggered.


If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the National Yacht Club Sailing & Racing School please contact sailingschool@thenyc.com or 416-260-8686 ext.32