Become Part of Our Community

Volunteering at TISC

TISC would not be possible without the many volunteers who put their time and energy into making our facility and programs accessible for everyone in the San Francisco Bay. We provide opportunities for adults to contribute to TISC’s mission and the community through volunteerism. TISC utilizes volunteers in a variety of ways from helping with community or fundraising events and maintaining its fleet to office work and program instruction.

Volunteer Rewards Program

We acknowledge the importance of giving back to our communities. Some of us get involved with TISC to meet new people and others to sharpen their skills.  Some people are passionate for the cause, while others may volunteer to learn how to sail. For the later, we have created a Volunteer Rewards Program. Whatever the motivation, all are welcome!

TISC Volunteers with a minimum of 16 hours of service:

  • Can utilize TISC’s programs and fleet
  • Can trade their hours equal to hours of instruction for any of TISC’s courses or rentals
  • Must adhere to TISC’s progression of courses and boat usage policies
  • Must complete volunteer hours equal to any course or rental prior to any reservation

TISC will reserve 25% of its courses for volunteers per availability. Volunteer hours are non-transferable unless in the case of a minor to whom the volunteer is a legal guardian

Logging Hours

  • There are two ways to log your volunteer hours. The preferred way is through online volunteer sign up which automatically track hours for shift. If you volunteer without signing up online, you can still track your hours in the Volunteer Log Book in the office.

Sign Up To Volunteer – It’s Easy!

  1. Complete the Volunteer Information Form
  2. We will add you to our email list and let you know when volunteer opportunities arise.

Group Sail: J24 Skipper

  • Come sail a J24 around Clipper Cove for a couple of hours! Volunteers take a small group of people sailing around the cove and teach them to the basics of sailing. Volunteers need to pass TISC’s J24 checkout and are required to do a background check if they are going to be working with youths.

VI Sailing

This is a one-Saturday or Sunday-a-month event hosted at Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC)  in partnership with the Lighthouse Sailing School program  For The Blind and Visually Impaired.  TISC is seeking experienced sailors to participate in these events either as instructors or as crew members on a J24.  Some training will be required, and will be provided by instructors experience in teaching blind and vision-impaired sailors.

Marketing and Publications

 We send upcoming news through constant contact and use Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to let people know what is happening at TISC. Do you have skills that would help in this effort? This is a great opportunity to help us from the convenience of your home or office!

Facility

Volunteer for a day or more to help improve the grounds of TISC or paint or repair.

General Boat Maintenance

Did you know that TISC has over 100 boats? All of these get serious use (and a bit of abuse). We can always use help with sanding, oiling, painting and cleaning the vessels.

Fundraising

Involvement can range from membership growth, to event planning, to presenting to parties interested in the growth and development of the Treasure Island Sailing Center. We always need people to help create these events to support our programs.

Regatta Support

No sailing program is complete without the racing aspect. TISC hosts several regatta’s during the year and each of these regattas could use support on land and on the waters. This is a fun way to watch the competition and help the young people enjoy our sport!

Administrative Support

The administrative support volunteer will assist the team by providing clerical support in our office.  This can include data entry, maintaining filling system, answering and directing phone calls

More Information

If you have any questions about volunteer opportunities or have a skill or a desire to do something that does not fit into any of the general categories above, please email programs@tisailing.org or call us at 415 421-2225

Bug Class
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.
Harbor Seals
The Treasure Island Sailing Center
Privacy Policy
You provide specific personal information during the purchase of goods and/or services from our site. The information includes: your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, payment information and your interest in specific types of products and/or services. We use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your order for our goods and/or services, to respond to your inquiries about your order and to notify you about the status of your order. From time to time we may also send you additional information about our products and/or services in special promotional mailings. If you do not wish to receive these special mailings please make sure to check the box that says "Check this box if you do not wish to receive special promotional mailings", which is located at the bottom of the page where you fill in your shipping and billing addresses. If you wish to be removed from our mailing at any time please contact us at programs@tisailing.org .
Refund Policy
We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and count on your registration both to fund and staff our programs. We understand that sometimes a cancellation is unavoidable. Please be considerate of our time and efforts prior to registering. If you do need to cancel our policy is as follows:
  • Before 30 Days - Full Refund
  • Before 15 Days - 50% Refund
  • 15 Days or less - No Refunds
Bug Class
Beginner Youth
April 8 - May 20
June 11 - August 24
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
1 week session - $350
2 week session - $600
Spring and Fall Classes
Sundays
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$350 per session
Bug Class
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.
Explore Sailing
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.
Intermediate Youth
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
Explore Teen
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
Beginner Teen
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.
Intermediate Teen
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).
Advanced Teen
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).
Advanced Youth
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.
Jr. Big Boat Youth
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.
Jr. Big Boat Teen
Bug Class
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.
Jr. Leadership 1
Bug Class
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.
Jr. Leadership 2
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.
Adventure Camp Option
During the Summer Junior Program 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.
Extended Care Option
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.
Private Lesson
During the first weekend of our Basic Keelboat series 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.
Basic Keelboat
Revolution Slider Error: Slider with alias boat-storage-policies not found.
Maybe you mean: 'homepageads' or 'programs-youth' or 'homepage' or 'supporters'
Template Description
Beginner Youth
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.
Advanced Keelboat
Skills Days
Day 1
Students refine their points of sail, tacking, jibing, managing speed, heaving-to, and reefing.

Day 2
Give your crew a safety briefing, sail safely away and then back to the dock.

Day 3
Safely and consistently be able to perform the figure 8 and quick stop POB recovery maneuvers under sail.
$60 per session
Contact the office to schedule
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
Contact the office 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 equivelent 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.
Half Day Checkout
$99 per checkout
(415) 421-2225
Once you have successfuly passed the Half Day Checkout you may rent our J24s by the day. Please call the office (415-421-2225) to reserve a boat!
Rentals
$250 per day
Treasure Island Sailing Center Annual Reports
Opti Race Team
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
FJ Race Team
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
Gift Certificates
PGlmcmFtZSB3aWR0aD0iNTYwIiBoZWlnaHQ9IjMxNSIgc3JjPSJodHRwczovL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS9lbWJlZC82RU5oMWk1eEFCdyIgZnJhbWVib3JkZXI9IjAiIGFsbG93PSJhdXRvcGxheTsgZW5jcnlwdGVkLW1lZGlhIiBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4+PC9pZnJhbWU+
Gift certificates are available through our office. Please contact the office at
(415) 421-2225 or programs@tisailing.org to purchase.
Paper Registration Forms
Please mail, fax, or scan and email the appropriate form to the Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC) for processing. A TISC staff member will process your request and contact you if necessary.
Bug Class
Harbor Seals
April 8 - May 20
June 11 - August 24
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 toDesigned 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 & 1PM-4PM
$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
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$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
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$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
9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM
$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 - Level I
March - November
Class length: 3 days
Saturday, Sunday, Saturday
10AM - 4PM
$350
During your level I dinghy class you will learn the basics of sailing on one of our RS Ventures. The RS Venture is a relatively stable boat with two sails. Although it is possible to capsize (tip over) this boat, it rarely happens. Among other things you will be learning to tie knots, rig the boat, steer, adjust the sails, hold a steady course, depart from and return to the dock, pick up a person (floating dummy) in the water, recover from a capsize and more! All necessary gear is available at TISC including wetsuits and spay gear. Please bring your own hat and water.
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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