420 Varsity Race Team 

This program is for experienced 420 racers and will run for the entire summer with a one-week break. It is designed for the advanced, experienced sailor wishing to train and compete at a higher level. This team requires a commitment of time, travel and dedication. The 420 Varsity team will have priority in selecting boats and equipment. Registraints should sign up with their two-person team. This program is designed for sailors ages fourteen (14) through eighteen (18). Sailors will attend various major regattas including the US Sailing Semi-Finals in Columbus, Ohio, CORK in Kingston, Ontario and the 420 North American Championship at the BCC. The program will follow the CANSail 5/6 curriculum. Applicants must have CANSail 4 and/or coach approval. Please note that enrollment is limited so it is recommended to apply early. 

Monday through Friday

  • 9:00 am until 4:00p m

Class meets under the tent on the side lawn, adjacent to the playground.

Prices are in Canadian Dollars and tax will be added for ages 15+

7 weeks total: June 26 - August 18 (the week after the 420 North Americans, July 31 - August 4, is an off week) 

Total for 7 weeks: $2,950, tax will be added for ages 15+.


  • Includes coaching at in-season regattas and regularly scheduled training at the BCC
  • Weekday and 2017 in-season regatta boat charter
  • Transportation costs for boats related to in-season regatta travel
  • Non-members add an additional 20% surcharge
  • There are no refund in the event of inclement weather (On-shore instruction will substitute)
2017 Varsity Race Team In-Season Regatta Dates:
July 6 & 7: US Sailing Area E Bemis (Doublehanded) Semi Finals, Columbus, OH
July 13 - 18: US Sailing Junior Women's Championship, NJ (Optional) 
July 18 & 19: Junior CAN-AM, Youngstown, NY
July 25 - 28: 420 North Americans, BCC
August 8 - 11: US Sailing Junior Championships, NJ (Qualification required at US Sailing Area E Semi Finals) - Boat charter and tranportation costs not included with your 2017 program fee
August 13 - 17: CORK, Kingston, ON

Optional Fall/Winter Regattas: (TBD) 

May 28 & 29: Lilac Festival, Hamilton ON
June 9 - 11: US Sailing Junior Olympics, Mentor Harbor, OH
September 9 & 10: US Sailing Junior Olympics, Detroit, MI

September 23 & 24: Fall CORK, Kingston, ON
October 6 - 8: Mid-Atlantic Championships
October 20 - 22: US Sailing Junior Olympics, Fort Myers, FL
December 9 & 10: US Sailing Junior Olympics, Jensen Beach, FL
December 26 - 30: Orange Bowl, Miami, FL
*Must have previous regatta experience and be selected for competition by your coach

The regatta dates are also available on the BCC Team Up Calendar within the tab 2017 BCC Junior Activities calendar

Specific information regarding regattas will be supplied by the sailing instructors during the summer.

Any sailor participating in regattas must have the following form on file in the BCC Junior Activities Office (complete information and return to Amanda). Please note that this form MUST BE NOTARIZED and should be on file at the beginning of the season. 
Please click here for retrieve the form

As in the past, sailors will be responsible for regatta entry fee, transportation, food and expenses. Parent volunteers are needed for all regattas. 

What to Bring
  • Life jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Sandals/water shoes/sailing boots
  • Towel
  • Spare change of clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Splash top/sailing pant depending on weather
  • Sailing gloves
Tuesday Night Lightning Racing
In addition to the daytime program, Tuesday evenings at the BCC is Lightning racing. We have an incredible group of adults who are Lightning boat owners and sailors and will help introduce the boat and refine teamwork in a 3 person boat. Many Lightning sailors often need crew for Tuesday night racing (gathering at 5:30 pm, races start at 6:30 pm) and this is a great way to get connected with one of the strongest Lightning fleets in the world! Questions about Tuesday night racing? Please contact PC David Starck, davestarck@icloud.com

Wednesday Night Races
Wednesday night races is an adjunct program designed for our junior sailors to give them a more competitive racing experience while still working in a familiar environment. It is open to sailors from our Wet Feet to our 420 Varsity team. To participate, check with your sailing instructor if you have questions as to whether or not your child is ready for racing. Sailors must be registered for the Junior Sailing Program in order to participate/ use a BCC Fleet Boat. Sailors should arrive at the BCC no later than 5:30 pm to rig their boats and head onto the water. Sailing generally concludes between 7:00 pm-7:30 pm. Scoring for the races works in three week blocks; awards are given at the Junior Activities Banquet at the end of the summer for each category of boats. After racing, there is a parent sponsored potluck under the tent on the side lawn. Each family is asked to bring a dish to share; it is a great way to know other families in the program. Questions? Please contact John Marynowski, who is heading up the Wednesday night races in 2017 at icemenlax@gmail.com

Thursday Night Racing
You don't need your own boat to get out on the water and sail! Members at the Club are always looking for Crew on Thursday night. If interested, please contact Stephen Allen, Fleet Captain at sallen54@yahoo.com. We also have the opportunity for our youth to join our race committee. We offer race committee training and everyone is welcome to join and ride along on the Burgee. Please refer to the Racing tab on the website for more information.