Our Mission

We create opportunities for people to learn and grow through sailing by providing facilities, sailing instruction, and access to the water for people of all socio-economic backgrounds, abilities, and skill levels, from novices to Olympians.


Our Vision

To provide San Francisco with a first-rate community sailing center that facilitates universal access to, and lifelong connections with, the Bay, serve all children in our community and prepare them for a lifetime of learning on and around the water.

Our Values

Our Values permeate all of our programming. They ground us and give us a framework for approaching the world.

We make time each day to practice our values of Growth, Resilience, Integrity, and Teamwork- our GRIT.

When prioritizing our values, we give ourselves the tools to excel at TISC and beyond.

TISC provides affordable access to sailing and watersports to all Youth, Adults, and Families by offering a variety of sailing education and rental opportunities. Since 1999, TISC has served over 10,000 youth and adults as a non-profit business and a US Sailing Certified Community Sailing Center. We take pride in the quality of our professionally staffed educational programs and our generous youth scholarship opportunities.  Read more about TISC’s History here!

TISC is open to the public, and anyone is invited to learn to sail and explore the water safely. Check out our Programs for youth and Adults here. Our Youth Summer Camp helps kids learn life skills like Growth, Resilience, Integrity, and Teamwork, and we offer even more opportunities in the Spring and Fall. Groups and community organizations are also welcome! Scholarships are provided to all who meet the financial requirements. Visit our Parent’s Corner page to see if you or your youth group qualifies for free sailing lessons!