Learn to Sail at Seattle Yacht Club

(Looking for Youth Summer Sailing Classes? Click here!)

Adult Sailing Lessons

Open to Non-Members


Adult sailing classes have ended for 2017. Please check back in February for 2018 information!


Seattle Yacht Club’s adult sailing sessions offer an excellent way to get out on the water and learn the basics of small boat sailing. Using the club’s Vanguard-15’s and Lasers, the classes start with the basics including rigging, points of sail, sail trim, boat-handling, and boating safety. Students develop their skills through on-the-water sessions, “chalk talk” discussions, and work in textbooks. Classes are open to all levels, and advanced sessions may be offered for more experienced sailors ready to learn racing tactics.
Please note: Adult Sailing Courses at SYC take place on small one or two-person sailboats. A medium level of agility is required.

Click HERE for a list of what to bring and where to go.

Private Sailing Lessons

We are not offering private sailing lessons at this time.