J24 Rentals

TISC offers adult keelboat classes, including US Sailing Basic Keelboat, that are open to the public! Classes typically take place on weekends from 10-4.

J 24 Boat Use Program

A three tiered program that encourages independent sailing through education, experience and self-guided instruction. Courses are intended to lead to J/24 rentals for qualified sailors. Please contact the office to schedule a rental or for more information!

Qualified sailors can complete the checkout to rent our J24s

  • Affordable Classes
  • US Sailing Certification - Basic Keelboat- $599
  • Independent Sailing- $60 - 3 Skills Days in the Cove- Level I
  • Continuing Education - Advanced Keelboat- $599
  • Rental w/ Limited Nav.- Level II- $250/Day
  • Heavy Air Clinic—$150/ Checkout- $99
  • Rental w/ Expanded Navigation - Level III- $250/Day

Area A

Area B

Level I

Use of a boat inside Clipper Cove for a 3-hr period doing structured skills practice on scheduled days during which a waterfront staff member is present. There are three different Skills Days:

  • Advanced Sailing
  • Docking
  • Crew Overboard

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 on the boat must have Basic Keelboat certification or the equivalent. Navigation is limited to Clipper Cove.


Level II

Privileges 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-hr period for general skill building and unstructured activity.
Qualification Level I Qualification plus completion of the Advanced Keelboat course, all three Level I Skills Days (at least one as skipper).
Limitations There must be at least two people on the boat with Level II Qualification or the equivalent. No more than five people on the boat. Navigation is limited to Area A.
Fee $250/Day

Level III

Privileges Unstructured use of a boat within extended navigation limits for a 3-6-hr period.
Qualification Checkout by a TISC Waterfront Evaluator , and Heavy Weather Clinic following a prescribed checklist that closely follows the US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification standard.
Limitations There must be at least one Level III sailor plus one other qualified sailor on the boat. There cannot be more than 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.


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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