Summer Sailing Program

2018 Summer Sailing (registration will open January 18)

Session 1 | June 18 – 29
Session 2 | July 09 – July 20 
Session 3 | July 23 – August 03
Session 4 | August 06 – August 17

Registration for 2018 Summer Sailing Programs is online only, through Active's services. Please click below to begin registration. Credit cards are accepted online, but require an additional 4% fee. Checks will also be accepted, as well as SFYC member # charges.

2018 Registration for SFYC Members Only
2018 Registration for Non-Members
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Full-day: $850
Half-day: $480

Full-day: $1220
Half-day: $725

2018 Class Descriptions

Harbor Mice
Ages: 7-9 / Boat: JY Trainer / Prerequisite: Pass the swim test on the first day.
These classes are offered as full-day (9:00-3:30pm) or half-day (9:00-12:00pm/12:30-3:30pm) options. 

Entry-level students 9 and younger will usually begin with the stable JY Trainer, which is a simplified Optimist pram. These classes stay in the harbor at first, and place 2 sailors in each boat. This class covers safety, rigging, basic boat handling, and knots. Sailors advance to the Optimist class after successfully completing the Harbor Mice Class.

Optimist (Level 1, 2, 3/Race) 
Ages: 8-13 / Prerequisite: Harbor Mice class, previous sailing experience, or age 10.
These classes are offered as full-day only (9:00-3:30pm).

The 8-foot Optimist is the international standard in youth sail training. The “Opti” is specifically designed for junior sailors under 5’4” and 105lbs in weight. We offer Optimist classes for beginners (Level 1, first two summer sessions), intermediates (Level 2, after completing two summer sessions), and racers (Level 3 and SFYC Race Team). At the beginning of each session, the class will be broken into these three groups based on skill level and experience. Boat ownership is encouraged but not required.

Double-handed (2 groups: Beginner and Racing) 
Ages: 12-16 / Boat: CFJ  / Prerequisite: >110 lbs, ability to lift your own body weight out of the water
These classes are offered as full-day only (11:00-4:00pm)

CFJs are the standard in high school and collegiate sailing; this 2-person boat will be used to teach safety and good seamanship in a social setting. This course will focus on intermediate skills, but a beginner group will be available for those without experience.
Please Note: The double-handed classes will meet from 11am to 4pm, and are billed as a full day due to the increased assets and time used.

Cruising (keelboat) 
Ages: 10-16 / Boat: J/24. 
These classes are offered as full-day only (9:00-3:30pm).

With two J/24’s ready to go, the Bay will be your playground. In this class there will be 4-6 students per boat and 1 instructor. Safety, seamanship skills and fun will be the focal point of this class. Navigation, anchoring, knots, and becoming a better helmsperson will also be introduced in this class. Last summer this was the class to be in and this summer is no different! 

Important Summer Sailing Information

Full Day:   9:00 am – 3:30 pm  
AM Session:   9:00 am – 12:00pm 
PM Session:  12:30 pm – 3:30 pm 
FJ Class:  11:00 am – 4:00pm 


  1. US Coast Guard approved PFD (life jacket) 
  2. Closed-toed shoes (soft-soled and able to get wet)
  3. Water bottle
  4. Non-cotton clothing
  5. Hat 
  6. Sun screen (SPF 30+)
  7. Towel
  8. Complete change of clothes
  9. Fleece garments, wet suits, and foul weather gear*
  10. Duffle/Backpact to keep all of your belongings together

*Recommended for cool weather, rain, cold water conditions, and wind protection.


We will have lunch daily at noon (12pm). You may bring your own lunch or for an additional $8-$12 or you may purchase lunch from the club BBQ. 
Payment: Cash or SFYC Member Account

Thursday Night Races
Each Thursday evening during the summer sessions (June 21 thru August 16 **OFF 07/05**) the SFYC summer sailing staff will host Opti and FJ fun races in the Cove. Parents are welcome to sail with kids in the FJs and the Opti racers are encouraged to come down and participate in this summer series. 3 races will be scheduled each Thursday with the first start at 6:30pm. All are welcome free of charge. Parents and siblings, bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful marina while the sailors race.

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