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The St. Francis Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program offers a range of sailing opportunities for youth sailors.  We have programs for all levels of sailors and in all different types of watercraft.  Courses run year round, so there are many opportunities to join our program.  The majority of classes are held at the San Francisco Clubhouse, while Tinsley Island plays host to six weeks of overnight sailing camps.

We have a top notch staff of instructors helping to create the next generation of sailors.

Need help choosing the right class? Contact Sailing Director Brent Harrill at (415) 820-3729 or junior@stfyc.com.

 

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2017 City Front Session 1: July 10-14

July 10-14 - Ages 8-16 years old Each City Front camp session is designed for beginning and intermediate level sailor between the ages of 8 and 16 years old. Classes will be taught using RS Tera’s, Optimists, Bytes, Club 420’s, and Windsurfers. Beginning classes will cover topics including: rigging, points of sail, capsizing, tacking, gybing, and basic safety. Intermediate classes will move on to topics such as: sail trim, weight placement, tactics, starting, and the racing rules of sailing. Alternative land-based activities will be conducted in the event of inclement weather. Classes are held from 9:00am to 4:00pm. As a courtesy, please drop-off and pick-up sailors on time.

Jul 10 to Jul 14, 2017

17 remaining add to order ... $700.00
2017 City Front Session 2: July 31-Aug 4

July 31-Aug 4, 2017 Each City Front camp session is designed for beginning and intermediate level sailor between the ages of 8 and 16 years old. Classes will be taught using RS Tera’s, Optimists, Bytes, Club 420’s, and Windsurfers. Beginning classes will cover topics including: rigging, points of sail, capsizing, tacking, gybing, and basic safety. Intermediate classes will move on to topics such as: sail trim, weight placement, tactics, starting, and the racing rules of sailing. Alternative land-based activities will be conducted in the event of inclement weather. Classes are held from 9:00am to 4:00pm. As a courtesy, please drop-off and pick-up sailors on time.

Jul 31 to Aug 04, 2017

16 remaining add to order ... $700.00
2017 City Front Session 3: August 7-11

August 7-11, 2017 Each City Front camp session is designed for beginning and intermediate level sailor between the ages of 8 and 16 years old. Classes will be taught using RS Tera’s, Optimists, Bytes, Club 420’s, and Windsurfers. Beginning classes will cover topics including: rigging, points of sail, capsizing, tacking, gybing, and basic safety. Intermediate classes will move on to topics such as: sail trim, weight placement, tactics, starting, and the racing rules of sailing. Alternative land-based activities will be conducted in the event of inclement weather. Classes are held from 9:00am to 4:00pm. As a courtesy, please drop-off and pick-up sailors on time.

Aug 07 to Aug 11, 2017

15 remaining add to order ... $700.00
2017 City Front Session 4: August 14-18

August 14-18, 2017 Each City Front camp session is designed for beginning and intermediate level sailor between the ages of 8 and 16. Classes will be taught using RS Tera’s, Optimists, Bytes, Club 420’s, and Windsurfers. Beginning classes will cover topics including: rigging, points of sail, capsizing, tacking, gybing, and basic safety. Intermediate classes will move on to topics such as: sail trim, weight placement, tactics, starting, and the racing rules of sailing. Alternative land-based activities will be conducted in the event of inclement weather. Classes are held from 9:00am to 4:00pm. As a courtesy, please drop-off and pick-up sailors on time.

Aug 14 to Aug 18, 2017

15 remaining add to order ... $700.00
2017 Tinsley Island Session 1- (3rd-7th grade / at least age 8)

June 19-23, 2017 - (3rd-7th grade / at least age 8) This once in a lifetime sleep away sailing camp experience is designed for beginning and intermediate level sailors. Sailors will spend the week learning to sail Optimists, RS Tera’s, Bytes, Lasers and Windsurfers. Many other camp activities and games will include; kayaking, paddle boarding, land games and pool time. Tinsley Island sessions run Monday through Friday, unless otherwise indicated. Girls and boys will sleep in separate bunkhouse rooms with instructor supervision. Three gourmet meals per day are prepared by the camp chef, the cost of which is included in the camp fee.

Jun 19 to Jun 23, 2017

2 remaining add to order ... $1,100.00
2017 Tinsley Island Session 2 - (7th - 10th Grade)

June 26-29*- (7th-10th grade) This once in a lifetime sleep away sailing camp experience is designed for beginning and intermediate level sailors. Sailors will spend the week learning to sail Optimists, RS Tera’s, Bytes, Lasers and Windsurfers. Many other camp activities and games will include; kayaking, paddle boarding, land games and pool time. Tinsley Island sessions run Monday through Thursday. Girls and boys will sleep in separate bunkhouse rooms with instructor supervision. Three gourmet meals per day are prepared by the camp chef, the cost of which is included in the camp fee. * this camp session ends on Thursday

Jun 26 to Jun 29, 2017

8 remaining add to order ... $880.00
2017 Tinsley Island Session 3 - (3rd-7th grade / at least age 8)

July 17-21 - (3rd-7th grade / at least age 8) This once in a lifetime sleep away sailing camp experience is designed for beginning and intermediate level sailors. Sailors will spend the week learning to sail Optimists, RS Tera’s, Bytes, Lasers and Windsurfers. Many other camp activities and games will include; kayaking, paddle boarding, land games and pool time. Tinsley Island sessions run Monday through Friday, unless otherwise indicated. Girls and boys will sleep in separate bunkhouse rooms with instructor supervision. Three gourmet meals per day are prepared by the camp chef, the cost of which is included in the camp fee.

Jul 17 to Jul 21, 2017

9 remaining add to order ... $1,100.00
2017 Tinsley Island Session 4 - (7th-10th grade)

July 24-28 - (7th-10th grade) This once in a lifetime sleep away sailing camp experience is designed for beginning and intermediate level sailors. Sailors will spend the week learning to sail Optimists, RS Tera’s, Bytes, Lasers and Windsurfers. Many other camp activities and games will include; kayaking, paddle boarding, land games and pool time. Tinsley Island sessions run Monday through Friday, unless otherwise indicated. Girls and boys will sleep in separate bunkhouse rooms with instructor supervision. Three gourmet meals per day are prepared by the camp chef, the cost of which is included in the camp fee.

Jul 24 to Jul 28, 2017

18 remaining add to order ... $1,100.00
May 2017 After School 420 Race Team

This class is for the Advanced Racing Sailor who is confident sailing a 420 with a Spinnaker and Trapeze in 15-25 knots and wants improve their speed and tactics around the race course. The class size is limited and the Sailing Director and Head Coach will choose the participants. Sailors must be in 8th grade or older to participate. Classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays the sailors will sail from 3:30-7:00pm and on Saturday class will be held from 9am - 3pm.

May 12 to Jun 03, 2017

12 remaining add to order ... $300.00
May 2017 After School Intermediate 420

Intermediate 420 Sailing: Class emphasis is on teaching and building sailors skill sets and confidence with the Trapeze and Spinnaker. This course is held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The class starts on May 9th and runs until May 31st. Class is open to sailors in 8th grade or higher. Class size is limited to 14 Sailors. Should we overenroll, the sailing director and head coach will choose the sailors. Class times are from 3:30pm - 7:00pm.

May 09 to May 31, 2017

5 remaining add to order ... $300.00
May 2017 After School J-22 Sailing Class

The J-22 is a four person keel boat. You will learn the basics of sailing a keelboat, from skippering, trimming, mast position and being the bow person. Sailors must be in 7th grade or older to participate and all ability levels are welcome. Each boat will have a coach on board. Only 20 spots are available for this program. Class is held on Thursday afternoons, starting May 11th and running until June 1.

May 11 to Jun 01, 2017

9 remaining add to order ... $175.00
Spring 2017 Beginning 420

Beginning Sailing Class for 12-17 year old sailors. Class is held on Saturdays from 8:30am- 2:00pm. This class is designed for beginner sailors as well as those who can sail single-handed but wish to improve their skills. Sailors will learn how to both skipper an crew.

No class on March 11, April 1

Mar 04 to Apr 15, 2017

8 remaining add to order ... $475.00
Spring 2017 Beginning Opti and Tera

Beginning Sailing Class for 8-12 year old sailors. Class is held on Saturdays from 8:30am-2:00pm. This class is designed for sailors who are not yet confident in sailing solo and those who can single-hand but wish to improve their skills and gain confidence sailing.

No class on March 11, April 1

Mar 04 to Apr 15, 2017

15 remaining add to order ... $475.00
Spring 2017 Learn to Race 420

Must have Sailing Director's approval to enroll. Learn to Race 420's for sailors between the ages of 12- 17 years old. Classes are held on Sundays from 8:30am- 2:00pm.

There will be no class on March 12, April 2, April 16, April 23

Mar 05 to Apr 30, 2017

3 remaining add to order ... $475.00
Spring 2017 Learn to Race Opti

* must have sailing directors approval to enroll in the Learn to Race Course. This class will teach the fundamentals of racing Optimist Dinghy's. The class is for 8-14 year old sailors. Class is held on Sundays from 8:30am - 2:00pm. The first six sailors will be able to use Optimist Dinghy's provided by StFYC. You are welcome to bring your own boat is you have one.

There will be no class on March 12, April 2, April 16, April 23

Mar 05 to Apr 30, 2017

1 remaining add to order ... $475.00
Spring 2017 Windsurfing

Beginning and Intermediate WIndsurfing class for 8-17 year old sailors. Class is held on Saturday afternoons from 2:30-5:00pm. This class is designed for new sailors who want to learn how to windsurf and intermediate sailors who want to improve their technique. There is a minimum of four sailors required to run the class.

There will be no class on March 11 or April 1.

Mar 04 to Apr 15, 2017

8 remaining add to order ... $260.00
St. Francis Yacht Club

St. Francis Yacht Club

700 Marina Blvd, San Francisco

Brent Harrill

415-563-6363