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Junior Sailing Mission

To empower young people by fostering a life-long love of sailing, as well as respect or others and the marine environment. Our program will provide a solid foundation in the knowledge and arts of seamanship, build confidece, self reliance and a sense of achievement through the mastery of skills, and by stimulating an appreciation for the merits of hard work, dedication and teamwork, promote the Corinthian spirit in competition.


Founded in 2003, the North East River Yacht Club (NERYC) Junior Sailing Program has developed from a limited and informal summer activity for member children to the expanded program that it is today. It features as summer learn to sail and bay racer camp programs, coaching clinics, junior sailing regattas, racing opportunities and a variety of junior friendly club events. The club's small boat fleet includes Lasers, Optimists, FJ's  and Club 420's. Juniors also have some opportunities to broaden their skills when they participate as crew at club keelboat race events.


Our Program’s objectives:

The Junior Sailing Program aims to provide a quality, fun and educational program for youth interested in sailing and racing, by providing students with the opportunity and fundamental skills necessary to stimulate their interests and support their development in the sport of sailing.

Consider joining the club so your junior sailors can enjoy the many benefits of membership: discounted program fees, club regattas, travel team racing, use of club boats, annual awards and participation in club events.
The club offers various classes of membership including Junior Memberships, find out more

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North East River Youth Sailing Foundation (NERYSF)

Established to promote and support youth-oriented sailing and maritime focused educational activities in the northern Chesapeake Bay region. The Foundation, although totally independent, is affiliated with the North East Yacht Club of North East, MD. Governed by an independent Board of Directors, the NERYSF carries out its mission through training activities, provision of equipment and facilities, scholarships, and general support to organizations, programs, and individuals who carry out educational and competitive activities consistent with our mission.

North East River Youth Sailing Foundation (NERYSF) is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization, and as such is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization where gifts to the foundation (cash, boat, stocks/bonds, or other items) are tax- deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Contact the Program Director for all other donations.


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