The Treasure Island Sailing Center is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to improve our community and the sport of sailing by providing access, facilities, and sailing instruction to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, skill levels, and physical abilities.

The Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation mission is to support the growth of community sailing through seeking funding to provide sailing instruction, equipment, and facilities to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, physical abilities, and skill levels.

The TISC youth outreach program began with 10 girls from the Life Learning Academy–a charter High School on Treasure Island and an affiliated program of the Delancey Street Foundation. Outreach program classes focused on teamwork while building communication and leadership skills through learning how to sail. Within a couple of years TISC’s youth program grew to include over 230 kids through summer, after school, and weekend programs. Over 80% of the children participate on full scholarships and come to TISC from a variety of youth outreach programs from the city of San Francisco and the Bay Area. Within four years of TISC’s inception the summer program included over 400 children, and fall and spring orientations and classes included 250 more.

In 2002, TISC also started an adaptive sailing outreach program offering introductory classes for disabled kids and adults, and advanced training for teams attempting to qualify for the 2004 Paralympic Sailing Team. These programs strive to offer physically disabled individuals the chance to compete as equals, demonstrate their independence, and free them of their wheel chairs. This program has been incredibly inspiring to all who are a part of it.In 2003 TISC began to offer sailing orientations to adults who had never sailed before, and in 2004 TISC organized adult sailing clinics. The adult clinics include small keelboat certifications and dinghy sailing instruction and are offered in conjunction with the San Francisco Sea Scouts.

TISC was inspired and implemented by a group of long time sailboat racers who strive to make a difference in the sport of sailing–especially here on San Francisco Bay. It is no surprise then, TISC has been host to a number of highly competitive events–many of which are organized by neighboring yacht clubs such as the St. Francis, Golden Gate, and San Francisco Yacht Clubs. The location of TISC is reason enough for fleets to want to race there, but the good cause that it supports is certainly the biggest advantage. Racing began with the Olympic Trials in 2000, and has included the 2000 Vanguard 15 North Americans, the 2002 Vanguard 15 Nationals, the 2003 Vanguard 15 National Team Race Championship, the 2002 High School National Championships, the 2001 Collegiate PCC s in 2001, and the 2003 Hinman U.S. Team Racing Championships. It is our hope that within a few years, every weekend at TISC will be filled with sailors eager to improve their racing skills, training for an event, or teaching others about racing sailboats.

Treasure Island is on lease to the City of San Francisco from the U.S. Navy until final studies and remediation is complete, at which time the transfer of Treasure Island will be given to the city of San Francisco. The City of San Francisco, under the direction of the Treasure Island Development Authority, has given two year sub term leases to the TISC Foundation since 1998. TISC is on a no cost for service lease with the city of San Francisco, allowing all income from tenant storage of boats to be used for facility maintenance, upkeep, and most importantly for our youth and adpative outreach programs. TISC is one of three non profit projects included in the long term plans for the development of the island.

The Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation is responsible for all fundraising activities, program development, and facility development plans associated with the Treasure Island Sailing Center. Many volunteers are dedicated to this project, and are eager to continue its success in making sailing easily accessible to the entire Bay Area community.

A huge thank you to @plantconstruction for generously volunteering their time to build our new deck!! (More pictures coming soon) ...

Today is #givingtuesday2020! This year has been particularly hard for nonprofits like TISC. Please help us continue to serve our community and get youth out on the water! www.tisailing.org/product/donation/

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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/ ...

The docks have been pulled and are safely stowed on shore! Thank you to the small group of dedicated volunteers who helped pull and clean them! A special thank you to the folks from the Treasure Island Yacht Club! #tisailing #docksout2020 #tiyc #socialdistancing #perfectdaytocleansomedocks

📸@yarrcat Thanks Ros!
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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!

#tisailing #summercamp #stillmakingithappen #buffup #sailing #maskson
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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 ...

Stop, reflect, educate. #communitysailing ...

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 ...

Happy Memorial Day! We will see you soon! #clippercove #summertime ...

An old saying goes, "the cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea." We at TISC vote for the sea!

Stay safe and #wearapfd •

#tbt #throwbackthursday #safeboating #boatsafe #wearapfdtoworkday
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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