Youth Classes

CLASS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Harbor Seals

For our youngest sailors ages 6 years old. Sailed on Keelboats with an Instructor. Emphasis on water safety.

Explore Sailing

Explore Sailing
One week introductory class for youth ages 7 - 12 yrs of age.

Beginner Youth

Two week beginner dinghy class for youth ages 7-12 years of age.

Intermediate Youth

For sailors 7-12 yrs of age with previous sailing experience and ability to single hand a small dinghy.

Advanced Youth

For Opti sailors who have demonstrated advanced boat handling and have an interest in racing or looking for a challenge.

Opti Race Team

Intended for Opti sailors who have demonstrated the skills and want to begin racing in local youth regattas.

Jr. Big Boat Youth

An adventure for youth ages 7-12 who are looking for recreational sailing opportunities and the challenges of a big boat.

Beginner Teen

Beginner Youth
For teens ages 13 - 17 who are new to small boat sailing. No experience necessary.

Intermediate Teen

For teens aged 13- 17, who have small boat skills looking to develop double-handed sailing skills in Club FJ.

Advanced Teen

For Intermediate Teens who are looking to begin racing and have excelled in their double-handed sailing skills.

Jr. Big Boat Teen

Big Boat Platform for teens who are looking for recreational boating opportunities ages 13-18 yrs of age.

FJ Race Team

Race Team is designed for teens who have demonstrated their sailing skills at the highest level.

Jr. Leadership Camp

For teens who have advanced sailing skills and are looking to become Sailing Instructors while gaining experience through leadership.

Instructors in Training

Instructor
For teens who have taken Junior Leadership Camp in the last two years, contact Program Manager for details.

Extended Care Option

Extended Care is offered from 8am - 5pm one hour before and after camp hours

Private Sailing Lessons

Private lesson available

Explore Group Sailing

A Certified Sailing Instructor will work with your group the whole week.

Orientations

Our 3-hour orientation sails are designed to introduce community groups to sailing.

Harbor Seals

For our youngest sailors ages 6 years old. Sailed on Keelboats with an Instructor. Emphasis on water safety.

Register for Harbor Seals

Designed as a fun and exciting introduction to sailing for our sailors of 6 years of age. Harbor Seals will focus on water safety aboard our J24 Keelboats. Sailing with an instructor, they will become comfortable with water skills such as; knots, seamanship, how to safely move around the vessel, and sailing terminology. In the afternoons, our Harbor Seals will participate in a variety of water / sailing activities including, kayaking, STEM activities, stewardship, and by the weeks end be introduced to our smaller sail boats.

Harbor Seals is limited to students 6 years of age.

Ages: 6 yrs of age
Cost:  $350 / per 1 week session
Rating: None; Age requirement only

Explore Sailing

Explore Sailing

Register for Explore Sailing

The Explore Sailing program is a one-week introduction course that focuses on water safety, familiarization with wind and sea awareness, an enhanced respect for the ocean, all while exploring a variety of watercraft. Sailing will take place primarily in RS Ventures and other non motorized watercraft such as paddle boards and kayaks. Through the Explore Sailing program, students will graduate with a heightened self awareness, a new love for the environment, and will be ready to advance to our Beginner Youth (ages 7-12) program. No previous sailing or boating experience is required, general comfort around the water is beneficial. Students will progress into our Beginner Youth class.

Ages: 7-12 years old
Cost: $350 / per 1 week session
Rating: No rating

Beginner Youth

Two week beginner dinghy class for youth ages 7-12 years of age.

Register for Beginner Youth

Designed as a fun and exciting introduction to small sailboats, this program will give kids a running start into the world of sailing. Students will be taught basic water safety principles, knots, rigging, seamanship skills, points of sail, along with steering and sail trim. Games and drills on and off the water will help build their confidence and self awareness in a fun and safe environment. Students begin sailing with a partner in our BUGS, and when ready progress to sailing single handed. Participants should be comfortable near and around the water, no prior boating or sailing experience is required. Swim check and capsize drills are administered on the first day of programming.

Ages: 7 -12 years old
Cost: $600/ 2 week session
Rating: Explore Sailing or Equivalent

Intermediate Youth

For sailors  7-12 yrs of age with previous sailing experience and ability to single hand a small dinghy.

Register for Intermediate Youth

In this class students will learn to apply more advanced sail concepts based on sailing conditions and sail shape. This class is taught in Optimists (Opti’s) and continues to develop sailors single-handed small dinghy skills with the introduction of more subtle and advanced boat handling techniques. Sailors will also develop an understanding of right of way rules, docking and mark rounding, and a deeper respect for caring for their equipment. At this level, sailors are expected to set goals and are given the tools to achieve them. This two-week program is for those advancing out of our Beginner Youth program or equivalent. Students must be able to single-hand a small boat.

Ages: 7-12 years old
Cost: $600 / 2 week session
Rating: Beginner Youth or equivalent

Advanced Youth

For Opti sailors who have demonstrated advanced boat handling and have an interest in racing or looking for a challenge.

Register for Advanced Youth

Building on skills learned in Intermediate Youth, advanced students will be introduced to racing including right of way rules, starting sequences, course management, mark rounding techniques, boat handling, and race strategy. Sailors will continue to build confidence on the water in addition to learning good sportsmanship as they begin racing.

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.

Advanced skills: Sailing upwind, controlled tacks/jibes, start/stops, and ability to navigate around a course, they may be eligible to join the Race Team during the summer regattas. Contact our Program Manager for more details.

Ages: 7-12 years of age
Cost: $600/ 2 week session
Rating: Intermediate Youth or equivalent.

Opti Race Team

Intended for Opti sailors who have demonstrated the skills and want to begin racing in local youth regattas.

Register for Opti Race Team

Opti Race Team will be sailing within our Advanced Youth class, however in addition to the goals of the standard course, they will be working on mastery of skill and race techniques. The Race Team will participate in 4 planned regattas, organized through Bay Area Youth Sailing and held locally at the end of each session. Our intention for the Opti Race Team is to build a consistent team that works together. Parents are responsible for registering their child and paying individual regatta registration fees (usually $40-$50/per regatta) and transportation to and from regattas. TISC will provide boats, wetsuits, and life jackets along with the team coach(s). Families using TISC’s scholarships should coordinate with the Program Manager to register for regattas.

Three Week Race Program:

Camp Session 1: June 17th – 21st
Camp Session 2:  July 8th – 12th
Camp Session 3:  July 29th – August 2nd

BAYS Summer Series Regatta schedule is as follows*:

June 22-23 @ RYC – Richmond, CA
July 13-14 @ EYC – Alameda, CA
Aug 3-4 @ SFYC – Belvedere, CA
Aug. 31-Sep.1 @ TISC – Treasure Island**

*For those who have raced with us and are unable to register for the whole session due to other commitments, we offer a per regatta fee. Please contact Program Manager if this is your scenario.

**All Race Team participants invited to join, no camp session this week.

Ages: 7- 12 years of age
Cost: 3 week program $[contact office] (Includes; coaching at regattas, boat and equipment use)
Prerequisite: Advanced Youth

Jr. Big Boat Youth

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Register for Jr. Big Boat 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 Sundays during the fall and spring seasons.

Ages: 7- 12 years of age
Cost: $350 / 1 week program
Ratings: Beginner Youth or equivalent

Beginner Teen

Beginner Youth

Register for Beginner Teen

This class is designed for teens who are new to sailing. In this class sailors will learn basic dinghy sailing skills, knots, boating and water safety, seamanship, basic right of way rules, alongside steering and sail trim.Taught primarily in RS Ventures, students will participate in drills and sailing games that will prepare them to progress to Intermediate Teen or Jr. Big Boat. The goal for this program is to prepare teens for sailing  Club FJ’s and will join our Intermediate Teen class toward the end of their two week session.

No experience necessary.

Ages: 13- 17 yrs old
Cost: $600 / 2 week session
Ratings: None

Intermediate Teen

For teens aged 13- 17, who have small boat skills looking to develop double-handed sailing skills in Club FJ.

Register for Intermediate Teen

In this class sailors develop their double-handed small dinghy sailing skills in Club FJ’s. Students will continue to work on their recognition of points of sail, proper sail trim, and body positioning while developing new skills such as; right of way rules, docking and mark rounding, and distance sailing. A large component of this class will focus on team work as a double-handed boat requires students to work together in order to properly handle the boat. Teens will get the chance to sail with our Advanced and Race Team students as they progress through the program.

Ages: 13- 17 yrs old
Cost: $600 / 2 week session
Ratings: Beginner Teen or Equivalent

Advanced Teen

For Intermediate Teens who are looking to begin racing and have excelled in their double-handed sailing skills.

Register for Advanced Teen

Building on skills learned in Intermediate Teen, students will be introduced to racing including the Rules of Sailing, starting sequences, course management, mark rounding techniques, advanced boat handling, and race strategy. This class is designed for our most advanced teen 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 sailing.

For sailors that demonstrate the following skills; sailing upwind, controlled tacks/jibes, start/stops, starting sequences, course management, and crew dynamics, may be eligible to join the Race Team during the Summer Regattas. Contact our Program Manager for more details.

Ages: 13- 17 yrs old
Cost: $600 / 2 week session
Ratings: Intermediate Teen or equivalent

FJ Race Team

Race Team is designed for teens who have demonstrated  their sailing skills at the highest level.

Register for FJ Race Team

Race Team will be sailing within our Advanced Teen class, however in addition to the goals of the standard course, they will be working on mastery of skill and race techniques. Our intention for the FJ Race Team is to build a consistent team that works together, encouraged to sign up for the 3 week race program and attend at least 2 regattas. For more information and for those interested in Racing during the BAYS Summer Series (schedule below), please contact our Program Manager at laura.defelice@tisailing.org.

Three Week Summer Race Program*:

Camp Session 1: June 17th – 21st
Camp Session 2:  July 8th – 12th
Camp Session 3:  July 29th – August 2nd

BAYS Summer Series Regatta schedule is as follows*:

June 22-23 @ RYC – Richmond, CA
July 13-14 @ EYC – Alameda, CA
Aug 3-4 @ SFYC – Belvedere, CA
Aug. 31-Sep.1 @ TISC – Treasure Island**

*For those who have raced with us and are unable to register for the whole session due to other commitments, we offer a per regatta fee. Please contact Program Manager if this is your scenario.
**All Race Team participants invited to join, no camp session this week.

Ages: 13- 17 yrs old
Cost: 3 week program $[contact office] (Includes; coaching at regattas, boat and equipment use)
Ratings: Advanced Teen or Equivalent

Jr. Big Boat Teen

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Register for Jr. Big Boat Teen

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 and is intended for those looking for recreational sailing opportunities. Jr. Big Boat Teen is offered on Sunday afternoons during the Fall and Spring seasons.

Ages: 13-18
Cost: $350 / 1 week program
Prerequisite: None

Junior Leadership Camp

For teens who have advanced sailing skills and are looking to become Sailing Instructors while gaining experience through leadership.

Register for Junior Leadership Camp

The Junior Leadership program is designed for our oldest sailors,15-17 who are looking to gain leadership experience while continuing to develop their own sailing skills and knowledge. This program is intended for Advanced sailors and will introduce them to leadership, communication skills, class management and teaching fundamentals. Junior Leaders will act as a role model and leader to the younger students on and off the water.

This is a two week training camp designed to provide Junior Leaders with the skills needed to complete their US Sailing Small Boat Instructor Level 1 Course (details given during camp week). This includes passing Small Boat Sailing Standards, delivering land and water based instruction, and safe powerboat handling. After completion of Junior Leadership Camp, selected individuals will have the opportunity to sign up for the Instructor in Training program for the summer season. The goal for this two week camp if to prepare our students for future employment as Certified Sailing Instructors.

Please contact our Program Manager for more details.

*Junior Leadership Camp is not limited to TISC students.

Cost: $600
Ages: 15-17 years of age
Rating: Advanced Teen or Equivalent

Instructors in Training

Instructor

Register for Instructors in Training

This is a free program where selected Junior Leaders aged 16-17 years old will gain practical teaching experience, working alongside a mentor throughout the summer season. The goal of the Instructor in Training (IT’s) program is to continue to develop their teaching and powerboating skills while in a leadership role in order to prepare them for future employment as a Sailing Instructor. Our IT’s are expected to act as a role model to our younger sailors and are an integral part of our youth progression and development program. They will be assigned to a specific camp and will set goals with our Program Manager each week in order to keep track of their progress and get experience in areas where they need improvement. IT’s will be expected to sail and should show up prepared to do so. Must meet Applicant Requirements below.

Instructors in Training: Eligible students must meet the following applicant requirements and contact our Program Manager before March 15th.  This applies to all IT’s wishing to return from prior year.

Instructor in Training Applicant Requirements:

  • Be 16 years old on or before July 1
  • Have successfully completed US Sailing Small Boat standards OR ace a sailing skills check-out. Please contact us to schedule a skills check-out before March 1st.
  • Email a resume and cover letter to the Program Manager at manager@tisailing.org Please include availability in your cover letter.
  • Commit to volunteering for 100 hours during the summer starting on June 24th through August 23rd. Include availability in your cover letter.

* Students just completing the two week Junior Leadership Camp will complete the above requirements during the last day of camp and selected students will be invited to volunteer that summer. Instructors in Training must reapply each year.

Extended Care Option

Extended Care is offered from 8am - 5pm one hour before and after camp hours

We strongly encourage Parents/Guardians to take advantage of our Extended Care Option in the case that you need to drop our camper/s off early or pick-up a little later.

  • Extended care is offered from  8:00AM – 9:00AM before the start of camp, and 4:00PM – 5:00PM after camp is over.
  • Late fees may apply is picking up later than 5:00PM.
  • Extended Care is only available while our Summer programs are in session.
  • Financial Assistance is available to those in need.

Private Lesson

Private lesson available

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.

Explore Group Sailing

A Certified Sailing Instructor will work with your group the whole week.

The Explore Sailing Program is a week long sailing and boating camp offered to all San Francisco community based groups during our 11-weeks of Summer Camp. Students are taught basic water safety and will gain comfort near and around the water. We begin teaching from our very stable keelboats, progressing to a more open dinghy, by the weeks end each student will have the opportunity to steer the boat and trim the sails. Mornings are spent learning sailing terminology, knots, and team-building skills, while sailing within the protection of Clipper Cove. In the afternoons, groups participate in a variety of sailing related games and activities on or near the beach. Afternoon activities may include swimming, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, stewardship activities, or sailing small boats off the beach.

  • A Certified Sailing Instructor will work with your group the whole week.
  • Our student to instructor ratio is 1:5.
  • Space is limited 15 students and they must attend all five days of programming.
  • Transportation is not provided, class time is 9am – 4pm, but is flexible in nature.
  • Wetsuits, lifejackets, sunscreen, and afternoon snack is provided.
  • Students must bring, a lunch each day, refillable water bottle, swim suit, towel, and closed toed shoes that can get wet and dirty.
  • Refundable deposit of $5 per child is required upon booking

For more details about our program or to schedule your groups week long sailing adventure, please contact our Program Coordinator at programs@tisailing.org!

Orientations

Our 3-hour orientation sails are designed to introduce community groups to sailing.

Our 3-hour orientation sails are designed to introduce community groups to sailing without the week long commitment of our Explore Group Program. Orientations are taught aboard our stable keelboats and will focus on how to properly wear a life jacket, how to safely move around a vessel, sailing terminology, and give students a chance to steer with an instructor while enjoying the nature that surrounds Clipper Cove.

  • No experience necessary
  • Life jackets provided.

For more details about our program or to schedule your groups week long sailing adventure, please contact our Program Coordinator at programs@tisailing.org!
Refundable deposit of $5 per child is required upon booking.

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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

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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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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 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).