The club also includes a "Junior Yacht Club" created in 1923. In the words of the Edgartown Yacht Club website "The Club sponsored the formation of the Edgartown Junior Yacht Club, one of the first of its kind, to encourage young people to learn sailing, seamanship, racing rules and tactics and other phases of yachting. Since that time, our juniors have had their own clubhouse and elected their own officers and committees, while competing in races and participating in other marine outings. At present, the Club owns a fleet of 30 + Optimist sailing dinghies, 22 420’s and a few Rhodes 19s and Lasers. The summer program is under the direction of an experience staff of 10 or more instructors lead by the Sailing Director"