The Venice Yacht Club is a proud sponsor of the Venice Youth Boating Association. As the VYBA mission statement states, they "teach beginning sailing and provide continuing education in sailing and racing techniques, always stressing sportsmanship, seamanship, and water safety, to reduce boating accidents and increase enjoyment of boating."
VYBA is a non-profit sailing organization that serves the youth of Venice, Florida, and surrounding areas. Housed in the Pram Shed on the grounds of the Venice Yacht Club, we hold summer learn-to-sail courses for beginners and advanced classes for more experienced sailors. We also maintain a year-round racing team that practices on Saturdays and competes in many major regattas state-wide.
Each summer, VYBA teaches over 100 youth, ages 9 through 14, basic sailing skills in International Optimist Dinghy (IOD) class boats. Although our main purpose is to teach basic sailing skills during summer classes, advanced classes are offered to those sailors who show interest and skill. Some of the advanced students are also offered the opportunity to join the VYBA Green Fleet year-round program.
Not a member yet? Please visit our Membership Page for more information! For more information about this group, please call the VYC at (941) 488-7708.