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Letter to TIDA

Letter to TIDA clarifying our response to the questions about ‘safety’ which were asked in the October 11th meeting for the TIDA Board of Directors. Letter

TISC’s Vision

After 18 years, we are so happy to be asking the TIDA and the City of San Francisco for a long term lease. This is a very important moment for TISC and we would like to share our vision of what San Francisco’s sailing center has and will provide our community. For a complete look at what we have accomplished and what we are planning, please read the following: TISC’s Vision – October 2017

Treasure Island Sailing Center Awarded the 2016 US Sailing’s Jim Kilroy Outstanding Outreach & Inclusion Award

San Francisco Nonprofit Recognized for Creating Public Access to Sailing

More than 3,600 Youth and Adults Impacted through TISC Programs in 2016

San Francisco – March 12, 2017 – At the 2017 US Sailing National Symposium held in Austin, Texas, the Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC) was recognized for their significant efforts in creating access to the water for thousands for San Francisco Bay Area youth and adults. The Jim Kilroy Outstanding Outreach & Inclusion Award is given annually by US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport of sailing, to a Program Director or Program that has made notable contributions in promoting public access sailing by identifying and actively including people who would normally have no access to sailing.

“Treasure Island Sailing Center is a model community sailing program that delivers engaging and innovative sailing programs that provide access and inspiration to new and seasoned sailors alike,” states Jack Gierhart, Executive Director of US Sailing. They do a wonderful job connecting all the various stakeholders in the Bay Area sailing community – from yacht clubs and sailing schools to community groups, local businesses and government officials – to align around a common goal of promoting sailing and serving the local community. They are well deserving of this recognition and are a beacon for other sailing organizations to learn from.”

“We are incredibly honored to receive this award and be acknowledged by US Sailing for our commitment to increasing accessibility and opportunity for children of all ethnicities and sociodemographic backgrounds, which is the very basis on which the Treasure Island Sailing Center was founded,” said Carisa Harris Adamson, Chair of the Board of Directors and one of the TISC founders. “It is our sincere belief that inclusion and diversity are the foundation for a strong community that fosters empathy and kindness, and we are proud to contribute to a movement that will help shape a thriving future for sailing throughout the United States.”

In 2016, nearly 3,600 children, youth and adults sailed, paddled or kayaked on Clipper Cove in San Francisco Bay through TISC programs. Their most recent outreach projects, both enabled by generous grants from the St. Francis Sailing Foundation, have been the development of a high school racing team for Oakland’s Envision Academy launched in partnership with OCSC Sailing School, and Set Sail Learn, a one-day exploration trip for San Francisco fourth graders that incorporates sailing into a hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) curriculum that fosters learning and a love for San Francisco Bay.

“The St. Francis Sailing Foundation is proud to have played a significant role in bringing thousands of Bay Area schoolchildren to the unique and sensitive environment of San Francisco Bay through our support of the Set Sail Learn program,” said Bill Kreysler, Foundation president. “We can think of no more creative way to teach science, technology, engineering and math than through the life-changing experience of being on the water in boats, and look forward to continuing to support this and other similar efforts.”

“Most of our participants would have never had the opportunity to touch the Bay, learn about its history, wind patterns and currents, and its impact on our ecosystem on our region if TISC had not reached out to them,” said Harris. “Through these programs, we have the opportunity to help people explore the water but also bloom into nature advocates and caretakers of the San Francisco Bay for decades.”

Anthony Sandberg, founder of OCSC Sailing, initiated the program with Envision Academy by offering orientations to first time High School Sailors. “This blossomed into a first-time sailing team out of TISC” he added. “Bringing sailing to inner city youth is one of my proudest accomplishments. There is a great future for sailing if we make it accessible and inclusive.”

This award was recently renamed in honor of Mr. John B. “Jim” Kilroy, Sr. in 2016. While Mr. Kilroy had much success in his life – a prominent California real estate developer and founder of Kilroy Realty who was also a champion yachtsman and renowned philanthropist – the success he most cherished was sharing the sport he loved with youth who may not otherwise have the opportunity to sail. He lived by his mother’s philosophy, “If successful, you carry others with you for the benefit of mankind.”

OnClipperCove – TISC Outreach & Inclusion – Best in the Nation

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For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.

 

April 17, 2017

This statement is posted to clarify some statements made at an April 2017 meeting of the California Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) Commission.

In November 2016, Dave Guinther, Vice Chair of the TISC Board of Directors drove to Sacramento to attend a DBW Commission meeting and voice support for a marina expansion compromise agreement reached between TISC and Treasure Island Enterprises (TIE) in November of 2016.  His public comments included statements such as:

“TISC and Treasure Island Enterprises have settled on a compromise for the footprint and location of the marina proposed for Clipper Cove.  A compromise that addresses the minimum space needs of TISC programs.” 

And

“While this footprint will reduce the range and depth of some our programs, it does provide the minimum space we need to access the beach and continue all of our current programs in the cove.  We acknowledge the meaningful changes that TIE made that will allow our programs to continue.”

TISC continues to discuss the merits of this compromise and acknowledges that every compromise has limitations for both sides.

At the April 2017 DBW Commission meeting referenced above, a representative of TIE  stated that TISC is pleased with the proposed marina expansion compromise plan presented by TIE.  TISC is not pleased about losing 25% of the protected cove to the marina expansion (the current marina consumes 7% of the Cove), just as we assume that TIE is not pleased to have @90 fewer boat slips.  However, we are pleased that an agreement between TISC and TIE has been reached, removing the threat of a much larger marina expansion that would effectively take over almost the entire Cove and eliminate many of TISC’s programs.

The public value of Clipper Cove is the free open water protected by the Cove which is @ 3,797,430 sq. feet.  The footprint of the proposed compromise marina layout would consume @1,195,275 sq. feet, an area equivalent to 32% of Clipper Cove, not 15% as stated by TIE’s representative during the DBW meeting.  We can only assume that TIE’s calculation of the entire Cove area includes space immediately outside of the mouth of the cove.  Although some TISC sailors and programs do utilize Bay waters immediately outside the Cove (but west of the Pier 1) the majority of our sailors are beginners and rely on the protection of the current-free waters inside the Cove.

The negative impact of the proposed compromise marina expansion would not be limited to high school and collegiate sailing, as stated by TIE’s representative at the April DBW Commission meeting, although there would indeed be a large negative impact on high school and collegiate sailors since their practice area would be reduced and they would likely no longer be able to host regional and national events due to the size limitations of the racing area imposed by the new Marina.

In addition to the impacts on high-school and collegiate sailing, adult racers who use the cove weekly for 7 months of the year would also be negatively impacted.

Additionally, our beginner sailing program and our Set Sail Learn program that teaches science through sailing to over 2,000 4th graders each year would both be impacted since the proposed marina would consume about a third of the space that these two programs currently utilize for on-the-water classes and practice. We have also been clear that, under the proposed compromise agreement, some beginning youth sailors would no longer be able to directly access/sail into the Cove or reach the beach at the west end of the cove – a very important location to teach the safety lessons required for our programs, and an important milestone for beginner sailors.

We made these concessions knowingly so that an agreement could be reached between our entities to ensure that at least a good part of the Cove would be preserved for public use.

TISC and TIE have entered this compromise agreement, and no other entities are party to this proposed compromise. The agreed-upon marina footprint has been accepted by TISC Board of Directors and staff. However, TISC can only represent the needs of TISC programs.  We do not represent other entities, stakeholders or users of the cove.  Although we asked that other stakeholders (Anchorage folks, TI Marina tenants, kayakers, Save Clipper Cove, etc) be involved in the formal TIDA planning meetings multiple times, the suggestion was declined.  Thus, the proposed compromise agreement between TISC and TIE may not adequately address the concerns of other Cove stakeholders (Baykeeper, Save Clipper Cove, Sierra Club, raft-up community, current tenants etc.) regarding the proposed Marina expansion plan, and no one should represent the TISC/TIE agreement as doing so.

TISC does not assume that any of the above misstatements were made intentionally at the April 2017 DBW Commission meeting. However, TISC has an obligation to clarify these types of statements when they are made in public settings.

Sincerely,
Carisa Harris-Adamson
Treasure Island Sailing Center, Chair

Date: November 11, 2016
From: Treasure Island Sailing Center Board of Directors
Subject: Clipper Cove Marina Development – Compromise Reached

TISC and Treasure Island Enterprises (TIE) have settled on a compromise for the footprint and location of the marina proposed for Clipper Cove.

The November 2, 2016 TIE plan, which addresses the minimum space needs of TISC programs, includes two critical dimensions:

  • The eastern edge of the transient dock will be located no more than 1,144’ from the west end of the cove. This placement provides adequate space – protected from waves, current and commercial traffic – for beginner sailors to practice sailing upwind in Clipper Cove.
  • The southern-most point of the 789’ transient dock and its 236’ extension will be limited to a 1,014’ protrusion into Clipper Cove. That length, about 2/3’s the distance from Treasure Island south to Yerba Buena Island, opens a passage to the beach that is sailable by many beginning sailors.

While this footprint will reduce the range and depth of some TISC programs, it does provide the minimum space needed to access the beach and continue all our current programs in the cove. TISC acknowledges the meaningful changes TIE made that will allow our programs to continue and we want to thank our community for their support during this challenging negotiation.

The TIE plan, including key dimensions for the eastern position and southern tip of the transient dock with its extensions, is located here: (“OVERALL SITE PLAN – MARINA – Adjusted Slip Configuration dated 11-2-16”).

Sincerely,
Carisa Harris-Adamson
Treasure Island Sailing Center, Chair

 

Date: October 21, 2016
From: Treasure Island Sailing Center Board of Directors
Subject: Clipper Cove Marina Development – October 2016 Update

Below are two documents that summarize meetings and discussions held, and analyses completed during September and October, 2016 regarding our progress on keeping Clipper Cove open for Treasure Island Sailing Center programs as well as for access by the general public.

The first document – Shared Approach Overview – contains the TISC position, program needs and rationale for our proposed shared approach solution for the use of Clipper Cove, including two compromise options and supporting analysis.

A second document – Clipper Cove Marina Expansion Economic Feasibility Study– provides a cash flow snapshot of three marina configurations, including development costs, dredging costs, and operating costs and revenues. Our analysis found that a range of marina configurations is economically feasible, including a 306-slip shared-use marina layout.

View Entire Report

Thanks to the support of so many of our participants, parents, friends and partners, we feel a resolution for shared space in Clipper Cove is now on the horizon.

Sincerely,
Carisa Harris-Adamson
Treasure Island Sailing Center, Chair

Date:  July 31, 2015
From:  Treasure Island Sailing Center Board of Directors
Subject:  Cliper Cove Marina Development – Overview of Current Marina Development plans

As many of you know, the development of Treasure Island is moving forward.  This project has been in the planning process for some time and we are looking forward to a day when the island is a vibrant new neighborhood of San Francisco. Thankfully, the Treasure island Sailing Center is a part of the future development plans and will have a home adjacent to our current location.

The shoreside space and facilities outlined in the development plan is perfect.  It will allow us to teach thousands more kids each year and will allow us to expand public access to the cove in sailboats, kayaks and stand up paddle boards, if we have enough safe, protected water to do so.  Unfortunately, we (the TISC Board of Directors) cannot support the scope and location of the marina planned for Clipper Cove.  We are extremely concerned that the scale of the Marina, as most recently proposed (Overview of Current Marina Development plans).  The elongated wave attenuator and its footprint extended to the East of the Cove, will significantly reduce and negatively impact youth sailing and community recreation in the Cove. The proposed footprint places the recreational area so far to the east of the Cove that a third of it is in strong current presenting challenges that will limit the scope of our educational and recreational programs and require us to re-structure our programs in a way that will limit service offerings to our youth sailors, adaptive sailors (sailors with special needs) and the public at large.

Currently, we teach over 1800 kids per year, 89% who qualify for a partial or full scholarship.  We also have public events that attract between 550 to 700 people in a day who want to recreate on the Cove. And, we expect the demand for public sailing and other water recreational opportunities (Kayaks, SUPs) on the Cove to rise dramatically over the next 10 years as Island development proceeds.  After much research and consideration, we have identified that a 1600 foot diameter sailing circle out of the current is essential for safe and accessible recreation in Clipper Cove (TISC Proposal).

Therefore, we are asking public officials and other constituents to immediately and comprehensively review the scale of the marina project to ensure that Clipper Cove remains accessible to all San Franciscans.  There is only one Sailing Center in San Francisco and it ensures that any San Franciscan has the opportunity to enjoy and connect with the Cove.

Let’s work together to ensure that Clipper Cove remains open and accessible to all. Please take the time to read some of the information on this topic and voice your opinion using the suggestions below.

Sincerely,
Carisa Harris-Adamson
Treasure Island Sailing Center, Chair

 

Information regarding redevelopment activities:
TISC Board of Directors Response:
Treasure Island Sailing Center Letter to the TIDA Board of Directors (With TISC Recommendations)
To see what others are saying about this:
 
You can help by voicing your opinion:
  1. Send comments to the TIDA Board of DirectorsWhen writingRich Jepsen the TIDA Commissioners, please be sure to put the following in the subject line:  “Concern regarding the development of Clipper Cove” and be sure to address your comment to:   TIDA Commissioners.
  2. Contact your District Supervisor (http://www.sfbos.org/) and let him or her know of your concerns and the importance of keeping Clipper Cove accessible to all.

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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

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San Francisco, CA 94130 415.421.2225

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Beginner Youth
Skills Days
$60 per session

Whether you are looking for practice time between classes or need to brush up on specific skills, these self-guided skills days are a great opportunity to practice with someone of equal experience and get out on the water. Students will choose their focus and receive the appropriate skill checkoff sheets before heading out on the water. There are three different skill day focus options:

Advanced Sailing
Practice maintaining points of sail, tacking, jibing, managing speed, heaving-to and reefing.

Docking 
Practice sailing off and on the dock under a variety of conditions.

Crew Overboard
Practice performing the Figure 8 and Quick Stop maneuvers.

Participants will take turns skippering the boat.

Skipper’s Duties: Get the boat ready to 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.

Required: Basic Keelboat certification or the equivalent necessary (Plus some sailing experience within the last year).

Limitations:

  • PM time slot: sailors must be able to control the boat under higher afternoon winds.
  • The boat must have 2-5 persons aboard.
  • Navigation is limited to Clipper Cove.

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
Call 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 equivalent 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.
Rental Checkouts
$99 per checkout
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Once you have successfully passed the checkout for the boat you are interested in, you may rent it by the day. Please call the office (415-421-2225) to reserve a boat!
Rentals
J24 Rental
$250 per day
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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
$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
9:30AM-12PM & 1PM-3:30PM
$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
9:30AM-12PM & 1PM-3:30PM
$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
9:30AM-12PM & 1PM-3:30PM
$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
Choose this option during checkout
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
March - November
Class length: 4 Saturdays
Level I - 2 Days - $299
Level II - 2 Days - $300
10AM - 4PM
This dinghy course is designed to teach small boat handling to beginners or those looking to brush up on skills. Level I is taught on our RS Ventures. Level II is taught either in our Vanguard 15s or Lasers. 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 (sizes may be limited). 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
Sign up link for the V15 races. Must have your own boat (this is not a class).
Basic Keelboat - US Sailing certified introductory sailing course
Advanced Keelboat -TISC's advanced sailing course (pre-req to rent our J24s)
Skills Days -Your chance to practice and improve your skills before taking the checkout.
Heavy Weather Clinic - Useful strategies for sailing in high wind. Practice sailing in higher wind and learn how to handle more extreme weather conditions (pre-req for renting our J24s).
V15 Racing - Sign up link for the V15 races. Must have your own boat (this is not a class).
Checkouts - Before renting a boat at TISC you need to pass the checkout
Rentals - Rent one of our J24s or one of our smaller boats (requires passing a checkout).
Adult Dinghy - 4 days of instruction on 12 - 15 foot sailboats divided into 2 sessions (Level I and Level II).