Junior Programs


"Five Club" or "5C" started almost fifty years ago among the present Home Clubs as a regatta for Juniors, typically aged 14-17. The NAS began participating in 2008 and hosted the event in 2009. This annual event now has racing teams representing each of the 6 clubs and rotates among them.


KDY Program at NYYC for the Five Club Regatta
KDY Program at NYYC for the Five Club Regatta
Junior North American Station Program kids

Our annual summer exchange program allows young sailors from Scandinavia to sail and race in America and young Americans to sail and race in Scandinavia.
Junior sailors, age 15-18, are invited to apply for the opportunity to live with a family for approximately two weeks during the summer, to sail on foreign waters, and to spend time with Scandinavian or American teens with whom they share the common interest of sailing.
Since the 1950s, this informal program has allowed hundreds of junior sailors to travel to or from a Scandinavian country, live with a local family, and participate in the sailing life of the community. The NAS and Home Clubs make introductions and the coordinators make arrangements between the Exchange Juniors and the Host Families.
In the US, members of Riverside YC, Noroton YC, American YC, Larchmont YC, Indian Harbor YC, Head of Bay YC, Ida Lewis YC, Manchester YC and Seawanhaka Corinthian YC have participated in the Exchange Program. The Scandinavian clubs are the Royal Gothenburg YC (GKSS), the Royal Swedish YC (KSSS, in Stockholm), the Royal Norwegian YC (KNS, in Oslo), the Royal Danish YC (KDY, near Copenhagen) and Nyländska Jaktklubben (NJK, in Helsinki Finland).

For information, contact ……TBA
To apply for the Junior Exchange, complete the Exchange application below.

NAS Junior Exchange Program Application

  • What would be the best time for you to travel (mid-June to mid-August) Please tell us if there are dates when you cannot travel.
  • A brief description of yourself for someone who does not know you.
  • Describe your sailing experience.
  • What are your other interests?
  • Why you would be a good ambassador for your yacht club and your country?
  • How you learned about the North American Station.
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