Summer Sailing Program

2020 Summer Sailing -- Registration opens january 15

Warm-Up-Week | June 08 – 12 **New**
Session 1 | June 15 – 26
Session 2 | June 29 – July 10  
Session 3 | July 13 – July 24
Session 4 | July 27 – August 07

Registration for 2020 Summer Sailing Programs is online only, through Active's services and will be available beginning mid January 2020. Once registration is open 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.

2020 Registration for Summer Sailing

"WAITLIST ONLY" showing on the class you desire? Register for the waitlist, there's no charge, and we'll see if we can fit you in even though many classes are very full, there is often movement.


This is a Full-Day (9:00am-3:30pm) 1-week session for the Cruising and Optimist (Level 1) classes as a way to get a little more time on the water for our sailors. Please read the following to see if your sailor is a good fit for Warm-Up-Week:

Optimist (Level 1 ONLY) - great for any sailor who:
- Is a complete beginner to sailing and might need a little more than 2 weeks (a regular session) to feel confident in a sailboat
- or -
- Has taken only Optimist (Level 1) class in the past and needs a freshen up on sailing skills learned last summer 

Cruising - great for any sailor aged 10-16

SFYC Member (Member rates are available to children and grandchildren of Regular Members in good standing ONLY )
Full-day: $900
Half-day: $520

Full-day: $1325
Half-day: $785

Payment/Cancellation Policy
Payment in full is due by credit card, check or SFYC Member number at least 12 weeks prior to start of the program in order to continue holding your reservation. Notice of cancellation must be made at least 8 weeks prior to the start of the session to receive a full refund.  Notice of cancellation after that time, and until 4 weeks prior to the start of the session, will result in a 50% refund.  There will be no refunds within 4 weeks of the start of a session. All refunds and changes are subject to a $50.00 fee.

2020 Class Descriptions

Harbor Mice
Ages: 6-8 / 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 Opti Cube, 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), intermediates (Level 2, typically once a sailor completes two summer sessions), and racers (Level 3, fall/spring sailing or our SFYC Race Team). At the beginning of each session, the class will be broken up into these three groups based on skill level and experience. Boat ownership is encouraged but not required for participation. 

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 18 thru August 6) 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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