To encourage interests in
yachts and sailing for young people, ages 13 to 18. To promote the
principles of seamanship, navigation, and the sailing traditions of the
Rochester Yacht Club through its many instructional and social activities.
The Rochester Junior Yacht Club (RJYC)
was founded to promote and encourage young people's sailing and racing
interests. Membership is open to individuals aged 13-18 and is
composed mainly of RYC members' children.
Members of the RJYC may choose to join the RYC High School Racing Team.
This group participates in team sailing in the club's 420's and is
eligible to sail in national high school regattas. In addition, RJYC
members include many active members of RYC's Laser fleet and are
annually hosts to a Youth Regatta sailed in Lasers and Optimists. RJYC
members have competed in Rolex events, the Leiter Cup, US Women's Open,
CORK, Empire State Games, 420 Nationals, Lightning Jr. North Americans
and numerous regional regattas.