Certification Levels

We are working to standardize Bow Mar Junior Sailing through the instruction of the US Sailing Small Boat Sailor Certification Record Book .  The curriculum and guidelines help kids have clearer expectations of the skills that need to be accomplished in order to pass to the next camp level.  Our goal is for your child to feel comfortable with his or her knowledge and expertise on our various sailboat fleets demonstrating the skills that are needed to pass each camp.  A mature "seamanship" also goes into consideration when the instructors recommend advancing the student to the next level.  

BMYC Junior Sailing Certification Levels

Beginner Level – passing the Beginner skills test (light and heavy air) allows sailors to move on the Intermediate level.


Intermediate Level – passing the Intermediate skills test (light and heavy air) earns a sailor their Solo Rating.

With the Solo Rating, a sailor may check-out a club boat and sail by themselves, “solo”, on Bow Mar Lake when lifeguards are on duty.


Advanced (Performance) Level – passing the Advanced (Performance) skills test earns a sailor their Advanced Solo Rating.

With the Advanced Solo Rating, a sailor may participate in BMYC Sunday Club Races.

Placement of your child is solely based on the instructors' recommendations.