Chariman, Carisa Harris Adamson Carisa was a two time NCAA All-American and National Champion at Tuffs University and fifth place at the 1996 US Olympic Sailing Trials. She previously managed and coached one of the top Youth Programs in the Bay Area. She has a Masters Degrees of Physical Therapy from UC San Francisco and a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from UC Berkeley. Carisa is currently an Assistant Professor at Samuel Merritt University where she teaches Biomechanics, Kinesiology and Research Methods. Her research is focused on understanding and preventing Occupational Health injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Carisa is one of the founders of TISC and has always been passionate about equal access and opportunity for all who want to sail.
Secretary-Treasurer, Bill Hoehler Bill Hoehler races a J/105, is a past Commodore of the Tiburon Yacht Club, a past Officer of the Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco, and is Counsel to the Hanson Bridgett law firm in San Francisco. Bill is also on the Laguna Honda Hospital Volunteers Board of Directors and a Director and Officer of the St. Francis Sailing Foundation. He is one of the founders of TISC.
Dave Guinther Dave raced Highlanders, 470s, Lightnings and Snipes in the Midwest and East Coast where he also taught racing, rules and tactics courses at sailing clubs, Y’s and community boating centers. After Snipes and before rebuilding a ’78 vintage J/24 to race in Marblehead, Dave coached age-group soccer and was a junior high advisor and mission trip chaperone for church youth groups. He and his wife moved to California in 2003. He retired from hi-tech sales and marketing in 2012 to join the TISC board of directors and spend more time on Clipper Cove.
Rolf Kaiser In college, Rolf was a 2-time captain of the Stanford sailing team, and also served as the Vice President of the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association (now the PCCSC). He was one of the founding members of the local Vanguard 15 dinghy fleet, which has been based at TISC since 2000, and he now competes actively in the San Francisco J/105 fleet. He is currently the Chief Technical Officer of DigiPowers, Inc., a provider of marketing and technology development services to ecommerce companies.
Christopher Churchill Chris is a life-long mariner hailing from the East Coast. Chris has sailed in San Francisco since 1996 with many fleet, but most notable; 11 Meters, 505’s, J/24’s, and Knar’s. Chris’s pinnacle of success was on the winning J/120 at Key West Race Week in 2004. Chris has been with TISC since 1999 and is also a St Francis Yacht Club Member since 2003. When not on the water, Chris works as an advanced planner and financial professional at Mass Mutual. He helps business owners and individuals in the areas of wealth management, asset protection, retirement planning, tax strategies, long-term care, and disability insurance.
Thom Maslow Thom has served as a senior executive in consumer entertainment and educational technology with a focus on mobile, internet, PC/Console games as well as brand and IP extension for the past 15 years. With strong experience in starting companies Thom has been a senior executive at Fortune 500 companies and was a founder or early member of multiple start-up companies including Lou Dobbs’ Space.com, Paul Allen’s PurpleMoon.com and interactive fitness company NetPulse (formerly Transcape). Most recently, Maslow has been focused on the live sports market supporting sailing and skiing organizations both as an advisor as well as with social media marketing, broadcast television and internet coverage of live events such as the 35th America’s Cup in San Francisco. With his experience in starting companies coupled with his passion for helping talented new musicians, Thom founded and was CEO of Yormo, Inc., an internet radio company focused on non-mainstream music. He drove start-up fundraising to support product development and marketing. In 12 months Thom designed, built and released products for the web, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and created a valuation of $5.7M. Bringing his online and offline experience Thom was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mattel, Inc. He was responsible for Mattel Interactive and The Learning Company overseeing all business operations including product development of over 200 PC titles, sales, marketing, packaging, PR, channel development, online development, finance and product innovation. Thom had P&L responsibility for 250 employees, a $48 million budget and $450 million in revenue. While at Mattel, Thom wrote the internet business plan for the company and raised $25M to support the online initiative. As Director of Product and Business Development, Thom was an early member of PurpleMoon.com a spin-out of Paul Allen’s Interval Research think tank. Driving product and business development he transformed the company’s CD game group to leverage outsourcing to third party developers. Thom drove IP and brand extension and licensing with development of a Nickelodeon TV series, a Scholastic book series as well as additional ancillary products such as Music CDs, toys and apparel. As Vice President of Barry Diller’s USA Networks Interactive, Thom supervised all content for ISN.com (Internet Shopping Network). With P&L responsibility and 52 team members, Thom directed an annual budget of $12 million and annual revenue of $110 million. While at USANI Thom also launched FirstJewelry.com and contributed to the creation of business plans for Polo.com (Ralph Lauren), HSN.com (Home Shopping Network) and FirstOutlet.com. With his keen interest in astronomy and as Vice President and General Manager of Space.com (now Imaginova) Thom transitioned the company’s consumer products group from its focus on specialty retail to leverage the big box channel. He developed sales programs with Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Costco, Borders and other large chains. Thom was responsible for a P&L of $7.1M in revenue and in one year increased the company’s annual revenue from $3.5M to $9.4M. He oversaw product development, web development and IP and brand extension into software, DVDs, Music CDs and other ancillary merchandise. Prior to his years in new media, Thom served in a number of senior positions at Warner Bros., Disney and ABC working on projects such as Moonlighting, The Color Purple, Who Shot Roger Rabbit and Lethal Weapon. He also served as an Artist Manager working with the Troubadour in Los Angeles shepherding new artists through their first album recording sessions. Thom has participated in four M&A exits giving him invaluable experience in turnarounds, restructuring and increasing productivity, profitability and growth. He attended the School of Communications at Boston University with a focus in journalism and public relations as well as the American Film Institute Thom’s passions away from work include tennis, sailing, skiing and a little bit of golf. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and two daughters.
Bug Class
Designed as a fun and easy introduction to the water, this class does not specifically focus on sailing but gradually builds the students’ on-the-water confidence through a variety of water sports and activities. Taught primarily on J24s.
Harbor Seals
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Bug Class
Beginner Youth
April 8 - May 20
June 11 - August 24
Sep 9 - Oct 21
Designed as a fun and exciting introduction to small sailboats. Students will learn basic water safety, knots, basic points of sail, along with steering and sail trim. Students will begin sailing in our Bugs with a partner and when ready they will progress to sailing single-handed sailing. This class also includes activities near and/or on the beach at times when the wind is stronger.
Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM
1 week session - $350
2 week session - $600
Spring and Fall Classes
Sundays
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$350 per session
Bug Class
This class is designed as a one week introduction for students who are new to sailing. This class exposes students to a variety of different boats and water craft in a fun and low stress environment. Students will be introduced to the basics of water safety, knots, points of sail, steering and sail trim.
Explore Sailing
This class continues to develop sailors single-handed small dinghy skills with the introduction of more subtle boat handling techniques. Sailors will develop an understanding of right of way rules, docking and mark rounding. In this class students will learn to apply more advanced sail controls based on sailing conditions and sail shape.
Intermediate Youth
In this class Jr. Sailors will learn basic dinghy sailing skills. Jr. Sailors will also learn knots, boat safety, and the basic right of way rules. Taught primarily in RS Ventures
Explore Teen
In this class Jr. Sailors will learn basic dinghy sailing skills. Jr. Sailors will also learn knots, boat safety, and the basic right of way rules. Taught primarily in RS Ventures
Beginner Teen
In this class sailors develop their double-handed small dinghy sailing skills. Students will develop their right of way rules, docking and mark rounding skills as well as their ability to sail a greater distance. Students will continue to work on their recognition of points of sail, proper sail trim, and body positioning. A large component of this class will focus on collaboration as a double-handed boat requires students to work as a team for proper boat handling.
Intermediate Teen
Building on skills learned in Intermediate Teen, in this class students will be introduced to racing including the Rules of Sailing, starting sequences, course management, mark rounding techniques, advance boat handling, and race strategy. This class is designed for our most advanced youth sailors who already have a strong understanding of sailing theory and are able to demonstrate more advanced boat handling techniques in a wide range of conditions. A large component of this class will focus on teamwork as students will need to operate as a team within their boat in order to tackle the more complex components of racing in the platform of a double- handed dinghy.

Students will be sailing alongside TISC’s FJ Race Team, however the course is intended to develop advanced sailing skills and a child need not compete. Racing on the weekend following the course is an option so long as the student has demonstrated the skill necessary to do so and can be paired with either Skipper or Crew.

If participation in racing is desired, TISC staff should be consulted well ahead to guide you through the qualification / registration process. Email: manager@tisailing.org

**Summer sessions of this class are scheduled to prepare students for the BAYS Summer series of regattas, if interested; so students can choose to sign up for individual sessions or for all the six weeks as a package (See TISC FJ Team).
Advanced Teen
Building on skills learned in Intermediate Youth, in this class students will be introduced to racing including the Rules of Sailing, starting sequences, course management, mark rounding techniques, boat handling, and race strategy. This class is designed for our most advanced youth sailors who already have a strong understanding of sailing theory and are able to demonstrate more advanced boat handling techniques in a wide range of conditions.

Students will be sailing alongside TISC’s Opti Race Team, however the course is intended to develop advanced sailing skills and a child need not compete. Racing on the weekend following the course is an option so long as the student has demonstrated the skill necessary to do so. If participation in racing is desired, TISC staff should be consulted well ahead to guide you through the qualification / registration process. Email: manager@tisailing.org

**Sessions of this class are intended to prepare students for the BAYS Summer series of regattas and can do so if interested. During summer camp, students can choose to sign up for individual sessions or for all the six weeks as a package (See TISC Opti Team).
Advanced Youth
A youth keelboat class designed as a developmentally appropriate way to introduce young junior sailors, with a range of sailing skills, to big boat sailing. Beginners can learn the ropes in a big boat setting while experienced junior sailors can apply their small boat skills to a new challenge: in either case, students will work with an experienced keelboat instructor to develop their sailing skills as well as their communication and teamwork skills. This class, adapted from the US Sailing Junior Big Boat program, will run on Sunday mornings during the fall and spring seasons.
Jr. Big Boat Youth
A teen keelboat class designed as a developmentally appropriate way to introduce teenage sailors, with a range of sailing skills, to big boat sailing. Beginners can learn the ropes in a big boat setting while experienced junior sailors can apply their small boat skills to a new challenge: in either case, students will work with an experienced keelboat instructor to develop their sailing skills as well as their communication and teamwork skills. This class, adapted from the US Sailing Junior Big Boat program, will run on Sunday afternoons during the fall and spring seasons.
Jr. Big Boat Teen
Bug Class
The Junior Leadership program at TISC is designed for our oldest junior sailors who are looking to build their leadership skills while also continuing to develop their sailing knowledge and skills. This program is not intended for novice sailors. Students in our Junior Leadership Program will develop their leadership, communication, and teamwork skills. Students in their first year of the Junior Leadership Program will be Junior Instructors. Typically Junior Instructors are 15-16 years old and are confident and proficient dinghy skippers. In the mornings, Junior Instructors will be assigned to a Junior Sailing class where they will assist instructors and act as a leader for students on and off the water. In the afternoons Junior Instructors will participate in our Teen Sailing, Progressive Level 4 program where they will continue to develop their own sailing skills.
Jr. Leadership 1
Bug Class
The Junior Leadership program at TISC is designed for our oldest junior sailors who are looking to build their leadership skills while also continuing to develop their sailing knowledge and skills. This program is not intended for novice sailors. Students in our Junior Leadership Program will develop their leadership, communication, and teamwork skills. Students in their second year of the Junior Leadership Program will be Instructors in Training. Typically Instructors in Training are 16-17 years old and are confident and proficient dinghy skippers with some keelboat experience. In the mornings, Instructors in Training will take on more responsibility in leading the Junior Sailing class which they are assigned to, including on the water coaching and delivering chalk talks on land. In the afternoons, Instructors in Training will either continue working with their Junior Program class or will take on a leadership role supervising at Adventure Camp.
Jr. Leadership 2
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San Francisco is famous for its windy summers. Some younger and lighter sailors can have a hard time in the strong winds and can lose interest. During Summer Junior Sailing Program, our youngest sailors have the option of spending their afternoons in Adventure Camp at no additional cost as opposed to continuing their sailing lessons. After lunch, those enrolled in Adventure Camp will meet up for kayaking, paddle boarding, and beach games. This is not a stand-alone class.
Adventure Camp Option
During the Summer Junior Program we offer an extended care program for parents of either need to drop their children off early or need the flexibility of picking them up a little late. Extended care extends the time that your child can spend on site as follows. 8:30AM - 9:00AM (programs start) and 4:00PM - 5:00PM. Extended Care is only available while our Summer programs are in session.
Extended Care Option
Private lessons are a great opportunity for students to rapidly improve their skills in a one on one setting with one of our instructors. Private lessons can be taken in addition to any of junior sailing programs classes, as a stand alone class, or as recurring private instruction. Private lessons are scheduled on an individual basis, accordingly TISC is able to accommodate most schedules. Private lessons are offered at a minimum of 2hrs. For junior sailors, private lessons are offered in Bugs, Optimists, and FJs. Private lessons in J24s may also be offered to junior sailors in certain circumstances. We also offer private lessons for kayaks and paddle boards.
Private Lesson
During the first weekend of our Basic Keelboat series students will work on building a solid foundation of sailing techniques. They will learn water safety, sailing terminology, sail trim, boat handling, and will get an introduction to the physics of sailing. Classroom time is devoted to understanding how a sailboat is propelled upwind. Other classroom topics include terminology, points of sail, and efficient sailing. Our goal is to get you out on the water as soon as possible.
Basic Keelboat
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Beginner Youth
Building on the US Sailing Basic Keelboat course, participants will review all aspects of their Basic Keelboat skills while furthering their sailing knowledge in the areas of docking under sail, anchoring, knot tying and advance sail trim, boat handling, heavy air sailing, and seamanship. Weekend One is a prerequisite for Advanced Keelboat Weekend Two.
Advanced Keelboat
Skills Days
Day 1
Students refine their points of sail, tacking, jibing, managing speed, heaving-to, and reefing.

Day 2
Give your crew a safety briefing, sail safely away and then back to the dock.

Day 3
Safely and consistently be able to perform the figure 8 and quick stop POB recovery maneuvers under sail.
$60 per session
Heavy Weather Clinic
Students become proficient in early identification of strong wind conditions and proactive in applying the techniques of de-powering a boat for those conditions. Students will sail, assign crew positions, give safety briefing, sail the boat safely off the dock at the start of the day and back at the end of the day.
$150
Contact the office to schedule
For those that have extensive prior sailing experience and/or already have the equivalent sailing qualifications TISC offers a one day 4 hour checkout. Please carefully review the checkout sheet bellow and verify that you are confident in all the required maneuvers and concepts. **If you have the equivelent of one or our classes, you have the option to use the checkout as a placement tool to test out of the pre-req for a class.
Half Day Checkout
$99 per checkout
(415) 421-2225
Once you have successfuly passed the Half Day Checkout you may rent our J24s by the day. Please call the office (415-421-2225) to reserve a boat!
Rentals
$250 per day
Treasure Island Sailing Center Annual Reports
Opti Race Team
Team: Building on skills learned in Intermediate Youth, this 6-Week class will introduce students to racing including the Rules of Sailing, starting sequences, course management, mark rounding techniques, boat handling, and race strategy. This class is designed for our most advanced youth sailors who already have a strong understanding of sailing theory and are able to demonstrate more advanced boat handling techniques in a wide range of conditions

Students will be sailing within our Advanced Youth class, however in addition to the goals of the standard course will be working on mastery of skill and will be competing in BAYS regattas following each session. Although skills and topics will be repeated, the student will gain mastery by refining each skill and gaining experience through much more time on the water.

Regattas will be organized through Bay Area Youth Sailing (http://www.bayarea-youthsailing.com/) and held locally at the end of each session for a total of 4 planned regattas. Parents will be sent information on how to register their child and will pay the registration fee (usually $40-$50). *Families using TISC’s scholarships should coordinate with the Program Manager to register for regattas.

TISC will provide boats, wetsuits, and lifejackets along with the team coach(s).

Parent engagement is a huge part of this program. TISC will facilitate and help coordinate transportation to and from regattas, however it will ultimately be the responsibility of each parent to ensure their child arrives at the locations. TISC will need as much help from parents as possible and will send out requests as needed.
Regatta schedule is as follows:

June 23-24 @ RYC- Richmond, CA
July 14-15 @ EYC- Alameda, CA
Aug 11-12 @ SFYC- Belvedere, CA
Sept. 1-2 @ TISC- Treasure Island
FJ Race Team
Team: Building on skills learned in Intermediate Teen, this 6-Week class will introduce students to racing including the Rules of Sailing, starting sequences, course management, mark rounding techniques, boat handling, and race strategy. This class is designed for our most advanced youth sailors who already have a strong understanding of sailing theory and are able to demonstrate more advanced boat handling techniques in a wide range of conditions.

Students will be sailing within our Advanced Teen class, however in addition to the goals of the standard course will be working on mastery of skill and be competing in BAYS regattas following each session. Although skills and topics will be repeated, the student will gain mastery by refining each skill and gaining experience through much more time on the water.

Regattas will be organized through Bay Area Youth Sailing (http://www.bayarea-youthsailing.com) and held locally at the end of each session for a total of 4 planned regattas. Parents will be sent information on how to register their child and will pay the registration fee(usually $40-$50). *Families using TISC’s scholarships should coordinate with the Program Manager to register for regattas.

TISC will provide boats, wetsuits, and lifejackets along with the team coach(s).

Parent engagement is a huge part of this program. TISC will facilitate and help coordinate transportation to and from regattas, however it will ultimately be the responsibility of each parent to ensure their child arrives at the locations. TISC will need as much help from parents as possible and will send out requests as needed.

Regatta schedule is as follows: June 23-24 @ RYC- Richmond, CA
July 14-15 @ EYC- Alameda, CA
Aug 11-12 @ SFYC- Belvedere, CA
Sept. 1-2 @ TISC- Treasure Island
Gift Certificates
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Gift certificates are available through our office. Please contact the office at
(415) 421-2225 or programs@tisailing.org to purchase.
Paper Registration Forms
Please mail, fax, or scan and email the appropriate form to the Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC) for processing. A TISC staff member will process your request and contact you if necessary.
Bug Class
Harbor Seals
April 8 - May 20
June 11 - August 24
Sep 9 - Oct 21
Designed as a fun and easy introduction to the water, this class does not specifically focus on sailing but gradually builds the students’ on-the-water confidence through a variety of water sports and activities. Taught primarily on J24s. sailing single-handed sailing. This class also includes activities near and/or on the beach at times when the wind is stronger.
Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM
1 week session - $350
Spring and Fall Classes
Sundays
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$350 per session
Bug Class
Beginner Youth
April 8 - May 20
June 11 - August 17
Sep 9 - Oct 21
Designed as a fun and exciting introduction to small sailboats. Students will learn basic water safety, knots, basic points of sail, along with steering and sail trim. Students will begin sailing in our Bugs with a partner and when ready they will progress to sailing single-handed sailing. This class also includes activities near and/or on the beach at times when the wind is stronger.
Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM
2 week session - $600
Spring and Fall Classes
Sundays
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$350 per session
Bug Class
Explore Sailing
April 8 - May 20
June 11 - August 24
Sep 9 - Oct 21
This class is designed as a one week introduction for students who are new to sailing. This class exposes students to a variety of different boats and water craft in a fun and low stress environment. Students will be introduced to the basics of water safety, knots, points of sail, steering and sail trim.
Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM
1 week session - $350
Spring and Fall Classes
Sundays
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$350 per session
Intermediate Youth
April 8 - May 20
June 11 - August 17
Sep 9 - Oct 21
This class continues to develop sailors single-handed small dinghy skills with the introduction of more subtle boat handling techniques. Sailors will develop an understanding of right of way rules, docking and mark rounding. In this class students will learn to apply more advanced sail controls based on sailing conditions and sail shape.
Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM
2 week session - $600
Spring and Fall Classes
Sundays
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$350 per session
Explore Teen
April 8 - May 20
June 11 - August 24
Sep 9 - Oct 21
In this class Jr. Sailors will learn basic dinghy sailing skills. Jr. Sailors will also learn knots, boat safety, and the basic right of way rules. Taught primarily in RS Ventures
Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM
1 week session - $350
Spring and Fall Classes
Sundays
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$350 per session
Beginner Teen
April 8 - May 20
June 11 - August 17
Sep 9 - Oct 21
In this class Jr. Sailors will learn basic dinghy sailing skills. Jr. Sailors will also learn knots, boat safety, and the basic right of way rules. Taught primarily in RS Ventures.
Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM
1 week session - $350
Spring and Fall Classes
Sundays
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$350 per session
Intermediate Teen
April 8 - May 20
June 11 - August 17
Sep 9 - Oct 21
In this class sailors develop their double-handed small dinghy sailing skills. Students will develop their right of way rules, docking and mark rounding skills as well as their ability to sail a greater distance. Students will continue to work on their recognition of points of sail, proper sail trim, and body positioning. A large component of this class will focus on collaboration as a double-handed boat requires students to work as a team for proper boat handling.
Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM
2 week session - $600
Spring and Fall Classes
Sundays
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$350 per session
Advanced Teen
April 8 - May 20
June 11 - August 17
Sep 9 - Oct 21
Building on skills learned in Intermediate Teen, in this class students will be introduced to racing including the Rules of Sailing, starting sequences, course management, mark rounding techniques, advance boat handling, and race strategy. This class is designed for our most advanced youth sailors who already have a strong understanding of sailing theory and are able to demonstrate more advanced boat handling techniques in a wide range of conditions. A large component of this class will focus on teamwork as students will need to operate as a team within their boat in order to tackle the more complex components of racing in the platform of a double- handed dinghy.

Students will be sailing alongside TISC’s FJ Race Team, however the course is intended to develop advanced sailing skills and a child need not compete. Racing on the weekend following the course is an option so long as the student has demonstrated the skill necessary to do so and can be paired with either Skipper or Crew.

If participation in racing is desired, TISC staff should be consulted well ahead to guide you through the qualification / registration process. Email: manager@tisailing.org

**Summer sessions of this class are scheduled to prepare students for the BAYS Summer series of regattas, if interested; so students can choose to sign up for individual sessions or for all the six weeks as a package (See TISC FJ Team).
Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM
2 week session - $600
Spring and Fall Classes
Sundays
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$350 per session
Advanced Youth
April 8 - May 20
June 11 - August 17
Sep 9 - Oct 21
Building on skills learned in Intermediate Youth, in this class students will be introduced to racing including the Rules of Sailing, starting sequences, course management, mark rounding techniques, boat handling, and race strategy. This class is designed for our most advanced youth sailors who already have a strong understanding of sailing theory and are able to demonstrate more advanced boat handling techniques in a wide range of conditions.

Students will be sailing alongside TISC’s Opti Race Team, however the course is intended to develop advanced sailing skills and a child need not compete. Racing on the weekend following the course is an option so long as the student has demonstrated the skill necessary to do so. If participation in racing is desired, TISC staff should be consulted well ahead to guide you through the qualification / registration process. Email: manager@tisailing.org

**Sessions of this class are intended to prepare students for the BAYS Summer series of regattas and can do so if interested. During summer camp, students can choose to sign up for individual sessions or for all the six weeks as a package (See TISC Opti Team).
Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM
2 week session - $600
Spring and Fall Classes
Sundays
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$350 per session
Jr. Big Boat Youth
April 8 - May 20
Sep 9 - Oct 21
A youth keelboat class designed as a developmentally appropriate way to introduce young junior sailors, with a range of sailing skills, to big boat sailing. Beginners can learn the ropes in a big boat setting while experienced junior sailors can apply their small boat skills to a new challenge: in either case, students will work with an experienced keelboat instructor to develop their sailing skills as well as their communication and teamwork skills. This class, adapted from the US Sailing Junior Big Boat program, will run on Sunday mornings during the fall and spring seasons.
Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM
1 week session - $350
2 week session - $600
Spring and Fall Classes
Sundays
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$350 per session
Jr. Big Boat Teen
April 8 - May 20
June 11 - August 24
Sep 9 - Oct 21
A teen keelboat class designed as a developmentally appropriate way to introduce teenage sailors, with a range of sailing skills, to big boat sailing. Beginners can learn the ropes in a big boat setting while experienced junior sailors can apply their small boat skills to a new challenge: in either case, students will work with an experienced keelboat instructor to develop their sailing skills as well as their communication and teamwork skills. This class, adapted from the US Sailing Junior Big Boat program, will run on Sunday afternoons during the fall and spring seasons.
Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM
1 week session - $350
2 week session - $600
Spring and Fall Classes
Sundays
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$350 per session
Bug Class
Jr. Leadership 1
April 8 - May 20
June 11 - August 24
Sep 9 - Oct 21
The Junior Leadership program at TISC is designed for our oldest junior sailors who are looking to build their leadership skills while also continuing to develop their sailing knowledge and skills. This program is not intended for novice sailors. Students in our Junior Leadership Program will develop their leadership, communication, and teamwork skills. Students in their first year of the Junior Leadership Program will be Junior Instructors. Typically Junior Instructors are 15-16 years old and are confident and proficient dinghy skippers. In the mornings, Junior Instructors will be assigned to a Junior Sailing class where they will assist instructors and act as a leader for students on and off the water. In the afternoons Junior Instructors will participate in our Teen Sailing, Progressive Level 4 program where they will continue to develop their own sailing skills.
Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM
2 week session - $600
Spring and Fall Classes
Sundays
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$350 per session
Bug Class
Jr. Leadership 2
April 8 - May 20
June 11 - August 24
Sep 9 - Oct 21
The Junior Leadership program at TISC is designed for our oldest junior sailors who are looking to build their leadership skills while also continuing to develop their sailing knowledge and skills. This program is not intended for novice sailors. Students in our Junior Leadership Program will develop their leadership, communication, and teamwork skills. Students in their second year of the Junior Leadership Program will be Instructors in Training. Typically Instructors in Training are 16-17 years old and are confident and proficient dinghy skippers with some keelboat experience. In the mornings, Instructors in Training will take on more responsibility in leading the Junior Sailing class which they are assigned to, including on the water coaching and delivering chalk talks on land. In the afternoons, Instructors in Training will either continue working with their Junior Program class or will take on a leadership role supervising at Adventure Camp.
Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM
Spring and Fall Classes
Sundays
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
Adventure Camp Option
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San Francisco is famous for its windy summers. Some younger and lighter sailors can have a hard time in the strong winds and can lose interest. During Summer Junior Sailing Program, our youngest sailors have the option of spending their afternoons in Adventure Camp at no additional cost as opposed to continuing their sailing lessons. After lunch, those enrolled in Adventure Camp will meet up for kayaking, paddle boarding, and beach games. This is not a stand-alone class.
Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM
1 week session - $350
2 week session - $600
Spring and Fall Classes
Sundays
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$350 per session
Extended Care Option
April 8 - May 20
June 11 - August 24
Sep 9 - Oct 21
We offer an extended care program for parents of either need to drop their children off early or need the flexibility of picking them up a little late. Extended care extends the time that your child can spend on site as follows. 8:30AM - 9:00AM (programs start) and 4:00PM - 5:00PM. Extended Care is only available while our Summer programs are in session.
Summer Sessions Only
$50 / week / child
Private Lesson
Private lessons are a great opportunity for students to rapidly improve their skills in a one on one setting with one of our instructors. Private lessons can be taken in addition to any of junior sailing programs classes, as a stand alone class, or as recurring private instruction. Private lessons are scheduled on an individual basis, accordingly TISC is able to accommodate most schedules. Private lessons are offered at a minimum of 2hrs. For junior sailors, private lessons are offered in Bugs, Optimists, and FJs. Private lessons in J24s may also be offered to junior sailors in certain circumstances. We also offer private lessons for kayaks and paddle boards.
$95/hr (min 2 hrs)
Opti Race Team
April 8 - May 20
June 11 - August 17
Sep 9 - Oct 21
Team: Building on skills learned in Intermediate Youth, this 6-Week class will introduce students to racing including the Rules of Sailing, starting sequences, course management, mark rounding techniques, boat handling, and race strategy. This class is designed for our most advanced youth sailors who already have a strong understanding of sailing theory and are able to demonstrate more advanced boat handling techniques in a wide range of conditions

Students will be sailing within our Advanced Youth class, however in addition to the goals of the standard course will be working on mastery of skill and will be competing in BAYS regattas following each session. Although skills and topics will be repeated, the student will gain mastery by refining each skill and gaining experience through much more time on the water.

Regattas will be organized through Bay Area Youth Sailing (http://www.bayarea-youthsailing.com/) and held locally at the end of each session for a total of 4 planned regattas. Parents will be sent information on how to register their child and will pay the registration fee (usually $40-$50). *Families using TISC’s scholarships should coordinate with the Program Manager to register for regattas.

TISC will provide boats, wetsuits, and lifejackets along with the team coach(s).

Parent engagement is a huge part of this program. TISC will facilitate and help coordinate transportation to and from regattas, however it will ultimately be the responsibility of each parent to ensure their child arrives at the locations. TISC will need as much help from parents as possible and will send out requests as needed.
Regatta schedule is as follows:

June 23-24 @ RYC- Richmond, CA
July 14-15 @ EYC- Alameda, CA
Aug 11-12 @ SFYC- Belvedere, CA
Sept. 1-2 @ TISC- Treasure Island
Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM
$1600.00 for all 6 session
($1,800 value!)
Spring and Fall Classes
Sundays
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$350 per session
FJ Race Team
April 8 - May 20
June 11 - August 17
Sep 9 - Oct 21
Team: Building on skills learned in Intermediate Teen, this 6-Week class will introduce students to racing including the Rules of Sailing, starting sequences, course management, mark rounding techniques, boat handling, and race strategy. This class is designed for our most advanced youth sailors who already have a strong understanding of sailing theory and are able to demonstrate more advanced boat handling techniques in a wide range of conditions.

Students will be sailing within our Advanced Teen class, however in addition to the goals of the standard course will be working on mastery of skill and be competing in BAYS regattas following each session. Although skills and topics will be repeated, the student will gain mastery by refining each skill and gaining experience through much more time on the water.

Regattas will be organized through Bay Area Youth Sailing (http://www.bayarea-youthsailing.com) and held locally at the end of each session for a total of 4 planned regattas. Parents will be sent information on how to register their child and will pay the registration fee(usually $40-$50). *Families using TISC’s scholarships should coordinate with the Program Manager to register for regattas.

TISC will provide boats, wetsuits, and lifejackets along with the team coach(s).

Parent engagement is a huge part of this program. TISC will facilitate and help coordinate transportation to and from regattas, however it will ultimately be the responsibility of each parent to ensure their child arrives at the locations. TISC will need as much help from parents as possible and will send out requests as needed.

Regatta schedule is as follows: June 23-24 @ RYC- Richmond, CA
July 14-15 @ EYC- Alameda, CA
Aug 11-12 @ SFYC- Belvedere, CA
Sept. 1-2 @ TISC- Treasure Island
Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM
$1,600 for all 6 sessions
($1,800 value!)
Spring and Fall Classes
Sundays
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$350 per session
Basic Keelboat
January - December
Our Basic Keelboat series is a US Sailing certified class. Upon successful completion of the class you get the official US Sailing BK sticker in your log book. During the first weekend students will work on building a solid foundation of sailing techniques. They will learn water safety, sailing terminology, sail trim, boat handling, and will get an introduction to the physics of sailing. Classroom time is devoted to understanding how a sailboat is propelled upwind. Other classroom topics include terminology, points of sail, and efficient sailing. Our goal is to get you out on the water as soon as possible.
Saturday and Sunday
10AM--4PM
Weekend 1 - $299
Weekend 2 - $300
Advanced Keelboat
January - December
Building on the US Sailing Basic Keelboat course, participants will review all aspects of their Basic Keelboat skills while furthering their sailing knowledge in the areas of docking under sail, anchoring, knot tying and advance sail trim, boat handling, heavy air sailing, and seamanship. Weekend One is a prerequisite for Advanced Keelboat Weekend Two.
Saturday and Sunday
10AM-4PM
Weekend 1 - $299
Weekend 2 - $300
Adult Dinghy - Level I
March - November
Class length: 3 days
Saturday, Sunday, Saturday
10AM - 4PM
$350
This Dinghy Level 1 course is designed to teach small boat handling to beginners or those looking to brush up on skills. The course will be taught on our RS Ventures. In this progression course students will learn basic knots, rigging, sail adjustment, docking, steering a course, person in the water drills, and capsize/recovery drills. Be prepared to get wet! All necessary gear is available at TISC including wetsuits and spray gear. Bring sun protection (hats, sunglasses, sunscreen), water bottle, and a towel. For more information contact manager@tisailing.org.
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Class Name
April 8 - May 20
June 11 - August 24
Sep 9 - Oct 21
Description
Summer Camp
Monday - Friday
9AM - 4PM
1 week session - $350
2 week session - $600
Spring and Fall Classes
Sundays
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$350 per session
V15 Racing