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OPEN SAILING PROGRAM

The Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC) Open Sailing Program provides an opportunity for the TISC community to come out and enjoy the bay. Parents, relatives, and friends with youth currently enrolled (or those who have been enrolled within the last year) have the opportunity to rent boats at TISC free of charge (a small reservation fee may apply). Note that this is not a class and only minimal supervision is available.  Youth under 12 require an adult present to be able to go out.

Skill Level Certifications

Each sailor receives a certification level based on their sailing skill and experience. For each level, the sailor must pass a rigging and an on-the-water practical. These skill levels determine a sailor’s permitted sailing area and wind conditions. 

  • Crew  – Crew on all sailboats with higher level skipper
  • Level 1 – Skippering up to 10 knots
  • Level 2 – Skippering up to 14 knots
  • Level 3 – Skippering up to 18 knots

Safety Limitations
To ensure the highest standards of safety, the following limitations are in effect.

Sailing Conditions: Each sailor’s permitted sailing conditions are directly related to the wind speeds and his/her certification level. Wind speeds are indicated by a flag on the pier flag pole. 

  • Green – Light winds up to 10 knots – Level 1 skipper and above
  • Yellow – Moderate winds up to 14 knots – Restricted use, Level 2 skipper and above
  • Orange– Strong winds up to 18 knots – Restricted use, Level 3 only, No watersports equipment
  • Red – Strong winds 20+ – No sailing

Please Note: If the wind flag is dropped, no boats can leave the facility and all boats must return to shore.

Sailing Areas: TISC has two sailing areas. The highest level skipper onboard dictates which areas the sailors are allowed to sail. Watersports equipment (kayaks, paddleboards, windsurfers) are only allowed in Sailing Area 1.

  • Sailing Area 1: All watersports equipment and sailboats skippered by sailors with a Level 1 certification. Limit line is from the end of the TISC Launch Ramp, straight across the cove.
  • Sailing Area 2+: For sailboats with sailors with Levels 2 and 3 certifications only. From the end of the pier straight to the bridge

Please join us for a FREE fun family day out on Saturday, April 16 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC). ...

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Please consider supporting TISC. Your support will enable TISC to continue to bring the sport of sailing to a wide and diverse group of young sailors in 2022.
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Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, the national day of generosity. Please consider supporting TISC and help another generation of young sailings learn to love sailing on the San Francisco Bay! ...

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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