A three-tiered program for independent sailing through education, experience, and self-guided instruction. Courses intended to lead to J/24 rentals for qualified sailors. Please contact the office to schedule a rental or for more information!
Use a boat inside Clipper Cove for 3-hours doing structured skills practice on scheduled days when a waterfront staff member is present. There are three different Skills Days:
Basic Keelboat certification or the equivalent. Certification can be through TISC, another US Sailing facility, or an ASA facility. The student must also have sailing experience within the past 12 months (this includes classes). If the student has no certification or no recent experience, he/she can be qualified through a checkout by a TISC staff member.
The boat must have 2-5 persons aboard, and all persons must have Basic Keelboat certification or the equivalent. Navigation is limited to Clipper Cove.
Use of a boat within Clipper Cove and up to 1 nautical mile offshore on the east side of Treasure Island for a 3-6-hour period for general skill building and unstructured activity.
At least two people on the boat must have Level II qualifications or equivalent—no more than five people on the boat. Navigation is limited to Area A.
Unstructured use of a boat within extended navigation limits for a 3-6-hour period.
Checkout by a TISC Waterfront Evaluator and Heavy Weather Clinic checklist closely following the US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification standard.
There must be at least one Level III sailor plus one other qualified sailor on the boat. There can be up to five people on the boat. Navigation is limited to Clipper Cove and a prescribed area, as shown in the Limits of Navigation provided by TISC.