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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

0 remaining (waitlist available) 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

2 remaining (waitlist available) 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

7 remaining (waitlist available) 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

2 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $700.00
2017 Club 420 Race Team

Targeted at advanced sailors with racing experience in the C420 who are committed to improving their racing skills through training and regattas. Race Team members may attend any of the Advanced C420 training days, with or without a crew/skipper (must give 48hr notice). Race Team members are required to attend at least one travel regatta and a minimum of three regattas. Advanced 420 Training Days: June 6-8 3:30pm-7:00pm June 20-22 9:00am-1:00pm June 27-29 9:00am-1:00pm July 5-8 9:00am-1:00pm July 11-14 9:00am-1:00pm C420 Race Team Regattas (Travel Regattas in BOLD): BAYS #1, June 10-11 @RYC Bemis Qualifier, June 24-25 @SFYC So Cal Junior Olympics, July 13-16 @SDYC BAYS #2, July 15-16 @EYC Buzzards Bay Regatta, August 3-6 @ New Bedford Community Boating C420 National Championship, August 8-11 @ Wiano Yacht Club BAYS #4, August 12-13 @SFYC Registration Fee: $500 for the Summer Season. Registration fee covers use of StFYC boat and coaching during Advanced 420 training days and C420 Race Team regattas, as well as boat transportation to local regattas. *Travel Regattas- Travel Regatta expenses include but are not limited to boat transportation, fuel, coach boat charter, coaches’ transportation, housing and food costs. These expenses will be divided equally amongst the race team members who participated in the regatta and will be applied to each participants’ member accounts unless a previous arrangement has been made.

Jun 06 to Aug 13, 2017

9 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $500.00
2017 HS Sailing Boot Camp Tinsley Island

Come join us for a week of instruction and FJ sailing under the sun to learn what it takes to be part of the San Francisco Bay Area’s largest and fiercest varsity program! The Boot Camp will be five days and four nights of intense learning and hard work, all in the hopes to prepare you for evaluations in the fall. Meals and lodging are all included. A perfect way to get ready for the upcoming High School Sailing season. The camps are open to all new and returning sailors. The Boot Camp will challenge you, your sailing skills, racing rules and tactical knowledge to help you prepare for your High School Sailing Season. Participants in this camp must have recent and relevant dinghy sailing experience. This camp is not a learn to sail course.

Aug 07 to Aug 11, 2017

14 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $1,100.00
2017 Summer Advanced 420 Session 3

These classes are targeted at youth sailors who wish to improve their trapeze and spinnaker work, and compete in the C420. Each class will be tailored to the sailors enrolled. Must have prior experience with trapeze and spinnaker sailing to enroll. Sailors must wear wetsuits! If you are looking to see if your sailor has the prerequisites to participate in the class please reach out to coach@stfyc.com or/and junior@stfyc.com Sailors in Session 3 will participate in the BAYS Summer Series Regatta #2 on July 15-16 at Encinal Yacht Club

Class time is 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Jun 27 to Jun 29, 2017

2 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $250.00
2017 Summer Advanced 420 Session 4

These classes are targeted at youth sailors who wish to improve their trapeze and spinnaker work, and compete in the C420. Each class will be tailored to the sailors enrolled. Must have prior experience with trapeze and spinnaker sailing to enroll. Sailors must wear wetsuits! If you are looking to see if your sailor has the prerequisites to participate in the class please reach out to coach@stfyc.com or/and junior@stfyc.com Sailors in Session 4 will participate in the BAYS Summer Series Regatta #2 on July 15-16 at Encinal Yacht Club

Class time is 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Jul 05 to Jul 07, 2017

5 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $250.00
2017 Summer Advanced 420 Session 5

These classes are targeted at youth sailors who wish to improve their trapeze and spinnaker work, and compete in the C420. Each class will be tailored to the sailors enrolled. Must have prior experience with trapeze and spinnaker sailing to enroll. Sailors must wear wetsuits! If you are looking to see if your sailor has the prerequisites to participate in the class please reach out to coach@stfyc.com or/and junior@stfyc.com The course is three days of practice and a local weekend regatta. Sailors in Session 5 will participate in the BAYS Summer Series Regatta #2 on July 15-16 at Encinal Yacht Club

Class time is 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Jul 11 to Jul 13, 2017

5 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $250.00
2017 Summer Advanced 420 Session 6

These classes are targeted at youth sailors who wish to improve their trapeze and spinnaker work, and compete in the C420. Each class will be tailored to the sailors enrolled. Must have prior experience with trapeze and spinnaker sailing to enroll. Sailors must wear wetsuits! If you are looking to see if your sailor has the prerequisites to participate in the class please reach out to coach@stfyc.com or/and junior@stfyc.com The course is three days of practice and a local weekend regatta. Sailors in Session 6 will participate in the BAYS Summer Series Regatta #3 on July 29-30 at Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation

Class time is 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Jul 18 to Jul 20, 2017

4 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $250.00
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

0 remaining (waitlist available) 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

1 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $1,100.00
2017 Women's Tinsley Island Sailing Camp

The Details: Pack your summer sailing clothes, kiss the kids goodbye and chart your course for Tinsley Island! It’s time for Adult Sailing Camp for Women, and we’re setting sail for five days of worry-free fun. Is there anything better than great sailing, awesome instruction and free wine at the end of each day? How about 90-degree sunshine and the chance to act like a kid again? The Boats: Lasers, Bytes and 420s. These are small, active boats perfect for beginner to intermediate sailors who want to hike hard, have fun and get wet. The Instructors: St. Francis Summer Camp staff are well tenured, talented dinghy sailors. They will be joined by a few guest coaches for fun, quality instruction. Food & Accommodations: All meals will be provided by a Club chef. House wine will be hosted every night. For a fully authentic experience, “campers” will stay for five days and four nights in the Tinsley Island Bunkhouse.

Jul 24 to Jul 28, 2017

8 remaining (waitlist available) add to order ... $1,100.00
St. Francis Yacht Club

St. Francis Yacht Club

700 Marina Blvd, San Francisco

Brent Harrill

415-563-6363