Spinnaker Yacht Club offers a 'Junior Sailing Program'



San Francisco Bay Area has some of the finest sailing in the world.  Part of the joy of sailing is knowing how to handle your vessel properly and safely.  Spinnaker Yacht Club opens its doors each summer  to children ages 10-18 to learn proper and safe boat handling.

Students will learn basic sailing, water safety, rules of the sea, and nautical terms.  The course structure consists of 20% classroom instruction and 80% on-the-water training in Spinnaker Yacht Club’s state-of-the-art Dewitt Sail trainers.  Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to tread water, and to swim for a short distance.  No previous sailing experience is required.


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Junior Sailing Class June 21-25 video

Students who successfully complete the class work and on-the-water training will be issued a “Certificate of Completion” from Spinnaker Yacht Club.  Additionally, successful graduates will be afforded the opportunity to join Spinnaker Yacht Club as a Junior Member, enabling them to continue their sailing experience.


There will be four classes held this summer. Each class runs Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 


Scheduled Classes


Week 1 Session:   June 27 - July 1

Week 2 Session:   July 11 - July 15

Week 3 Session:   July 25 - July 29

Week 4 Session:   Aug 8 - Aug 12


Time:   Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

SYC Members: $200.00

Non-members: $225.00


For further information and registration please contact the Spinnaker Yacht Club at 510-351-7905 or Jr Sailing Coordinator 510-357-0601, or email jrsailing@spinnakeryachtclub.org.

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