Young American J105
Young American J105

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Young American J105
Young American J105

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Offshore Keel Boat Training:
For High School Sailors

Narragansett Bay Summer 2022

Young American Sailing Academy is excited to launch "63"on the Narragansett Bay summer 2022. High school sailors will have the opportunity to hone their skills in the arts and sciences of offshore keel boat sailing.

This summer training and coaching sessions will be available from July to September.

The Goal of the YASA junior keel boat program is to:

Instruct and mentor high school age sailors in the arts and sciences of sailing on keel boats of a kind suitable for overnight, offshore sailing and racing. The intended outcome is a cohort of sailors with the skills to be crew members on such boats.

The vessel we use is of the J-105 class.


Sailing is, as your students will have discovered, pretty simple, fun and exciting and is a sport for a lifetime.


The background to these YASA courses is to develop the kinds of ancillary skills over and above pure sailing, that will give your student the skills suitable to owning their own boats in the future and to be a valuable member of an offshore keel boat team.


The coaches and instructors we use have a lifetime of experiences from the America’s Cup and transatlantic passages on down. OUR collective mind set is that if you are skilled in something, you owe it to the next generation to pass it on.


YASA sailors have won the Newport to Bermuda Race, sailed in the Sydney to Hobart Race, are crew on some of the most high-performance boats on the water and made deliveries aboard some of the most sophisticated offshore sailing boats on the planet. And they love it.

Our goal is to develop that passion and those life experiences for the next generation.


Joe Cooper

Head coach, YASA