Water Safety & Boating Courses
Our Ys offer general boating and water safety classes, and the Huntington YMCA offers basic kayaking and sailing skills. Waterfront programs do not require a YMCA Membership.
WATERFRONT CAMP at the Huntington YMCA
The Y is happy to offer both Learn To Sail & Learn To Kayak programs at the Centerport Beach boathouse. In order to ensure everyone’s safety, all students take a swim test the first day of class and everyone is required to wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket while sailing or kayaking. The YMCA provides instruction for basic kayaking and sailing skills, along with boating and water safety. The sailing courses are designed for children ages 8-18 and kayaking for ages 9 and up. Adult sailing is also available upon request. No prior experience or equipment is required in order to participate. The YMCA provides necessary gear for both programs with the exception of boating shoes.