Who We Are

Our goal at the Sausalito Yacht Club Youth Sailing Program is to promote the enjoyment of sailing through an educational system that uses quality coaching, proven techniques, and teamwork to teach our students how to love boating.  We work to raise the level of ethical behavior and decision-making in young people, instructors, coaches, and youth sailors while teaching sailing skills in a fun, safe, and educational environment.  We offer many pathways to learn this exciting sport starting from Learn to Sail and Adventure Sailing to Competitive Racing and High School Sailing Teams.


Mission Statement:

Provide enjoyable, safe and affordable access to sailing through our exceptional sailing programs designed for all skill levels. Support and grow passion in the art of sailing. Promote the sport of sailing through good sportsmanship, nationally recognized racing programs and regattas. Actively encourage all members of our community, to experience and discover sailing and boating. Help create lifelong boaters in a safe and fun environment.

What we offer:
Youth Sailing classes for ages 8-18
Spring, Fall, and Summer Programs
Competitive Youth Racing Team
High School Sailing
Instructor Training


Payment and Refund Policy
100% of class payment is due upon registration.
For 2022, refunds minus credit card and processing fees are given up to a week (7 days) before your class starts. Within the 7 days leading up to a class you can request a 50% refund (minus credit card and processing fees). Once you particpate in a class refunds must be submitted in writing and are not quaranteed. Refunds for any participant affected by any closures will be assessed on a case-by-case basis under the circumstances, with the understanding that refunds may be appropriate for services cut short or cancelled.


What Summer Class Should My Child Participate In?
I took this class in 2021…   
You should take this class in 2022…
Beginning Sailing
If still 8-9 yrs old you should repeat Beginner/Intermediate Sailing
If interested in racing and have taken beginner/intermediate 2-3 times, consider the race team.
Beginner/Intermediate if you do not enjoy racing.  
Introduction to Racing if you want to learn to race.
Double Handed Class
Unless you plan to advance into the racing world of sailing you should repeat this class. This class is ideal for someone planning to sail on their high school team.
Advanced Racing Team
Continue to participate in the Monday-Thursday advanced racing classes.
I am new to the program
Call the Youth Sailing Director to discuss your options. Class placement is dependent on age, prior experience (not required), and size.

High School Program

Sausalito Yacht Club hosts the Tamalpais High School and Marin Catholic sailing teams. For more information about high school sailing at SYC click here!
For More information about our programs contact:
Youth Sailing Director, Caitie Bryson: [email protected]

Help Keep Our Youth Sailing!

Help this program by making a donation (even a small one) and learn about our Silent Auction fundraiser—have fun, get something you like and donate all at the same time. Learn about our involvement in the Sausalito Art Festival and how you can participate.