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Adaptive Sailing

The Treasure Island Sailing Center’s Adaptive Sailing Program strives to make sailing accessible to anybody with a desire to learn. Our program makes use of boats that keep sailors safe while still allowing for a fun, exciting  and educational experience, including Access Dinghies and J24s. TISC works mostly with local programs promoting sailing for physically and developmentally disabled students. Non-affiliated individuals are welcome too!

TISC is committed to serving the adaptive community. However, due to the nature of sailing and the limitations of our facility, we are unable to accommodate all disabilities. To find out the specific requirements for participation, please contact TISC directly at 415-421-2225.

At TISC disabled sailors gain a sense of independence and self-confidence that can extend to life outside of sailing. TISC instructors and volunteers are trained to support the needs of each unique participant and promote safety both on and off the water. To better serve all participants, facility upgrades including the installment of an ADA-compliant ramp are currently in the TISC Facility Development plans.

Adaptive Sailing Orientations

Available for families and groups, this introductory sailing experience can accommodate most people with disabilities on our more stable 24ft sailboats. Please stop by or call the office to discuss your unique needs and how TISC may be able to help get your family or group out sailing. Flexible scheduling, please call.

Youth Co-Able Sailing Summer Camp

Offered in partnership with the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS), this summer camp takes place at the BAADS facility on Pier 40 on the San Francisco waterfront. Students with disabilities can learn sailing with a friend in a small, stable and safe boat in the protected waters of McCovey Cove. Students sail in pairs to build teamwork, communication, and sailing skills, so we encourage you to register with a buddy. Buddies are not required to have a disability and staff will be able to pair students together who registered by themselves.

Summer Camp Full Day Session: Meets for 1 week Mon-Fri 9am-2pm, (5 classes 6 hours each- $200)

Visually Impaired Sailing

Offered in partnership with Blind Sail, SF Bay. Each boat has 2 trained sighted crew members and 2 visually impaired sailors. Students learn the basics of sailing while focusing on steering and trimming the sails. No previous experience required; sailors will be paired up based on ability. Instructors include sailors on local competitive Blind Sailing teams, so ask about race instruction!

One Day Session: Meets monthly 10:30am-2:30pm

Private Lessons

Private lessons are ideal for those individuals who want to get one on one attention. Lessons are also available for small groups. Please contact the office at 415-421-2225 or email programs@tisailing.org for more information and scheduling availability. Scholarships are available for those that qualify.

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Tomorrow is #givingtuesday2020! The Treasure Island Sailing Center needs your help to continue making sailing more accessible. This year has been particularly challenging for TISC and other small non-profits. Please help us continue to serve our community and get youth out on the water! www.tisailing.org/product/donation/ ...

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Our Virtual Field Trip Ecology of the Bay is a hit! Students complete the lesson with a Nature Journal activity, meet Oliver the Sea Otter ;) #oceanstewards #zoomclasses @11thhourracing @noaasanctuaries ...

Session 3 Week 2! Can’t believe it’s almost over! #summervibes #youthsailing @siebelcoach_chris @ussailing @rssailing ...

Session Two.. that’s a wrap! Sailors have surprised us and themselves this summer. Keep the #fridayvibes rolling! #youthsailing #opti_stuff #opti_tv ...

Basketball!! Fun Day Friday at its best! #sailinggames #fridayvibes ...

Race team had a great day sailing around the cove today!

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Scrub a dub Thursday! All clean for the next round of campers. Thanks sailors for keeping it healthy and safe! #stewardship #summercamp2020 #siebelsailors @rssailingna ...

Lasers for the win! Our Teens are loving the opportunity to single-hand and try new boats! @laserperformance ...

Friday Dance Party! Thanks @siebelcoach_chris and @ussailing for the Instagram take over and all the amazing work you are doing with us! Check out US Sailing’s story for more fun videos from this weeks camp! #youthsailing #summercamp ...

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Week one Summer Camp success!! Happy campers all around. Thanks to all Instructors, Board Members, Parents, Sailors, and Siebel Program for making this possible! #youthvoice #summercamp2020 @siebelcoach_chris @ussailing @opti_nation @notraffy @xoakin @_captainkim @rileytimken @milesraneri @cazziekrome @spraylostatsea ...

Team TISC ready for our first day of Summer Camp on Monday. Couldn’t have asked for a better group of amazing humans. Remember campers to wear your face covering and you will receive a cool TISC Buff!!#summercamp2020 #youthsailing ...

Our staff are preparing for an unusual, yet amazing Summer ! This is how we support one another to provide a healthy and inclusive space for our youth! #summercamp2020 #youthsailing #stafftraining @siebelcoach_chris @sf_dcyf ...

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Mission of the Treasure Island Sailing Center

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 novice to Olympian.

Our Vision

  • To provide San Francisco with a first rate community sailing center that provides universal access to and lifelong connections with the Bay.
  • To serve ALL children in our community and to teach them more than sailing.

The Treasure Island Sailing Center is a 501c3 (EIN: 31-1625735) non-profit community sailing organization

698 California Ave Building 112
San Francisco, CA 94130

415.421.2225