Summer Sailing School

Open to Non-Members


Registration for 2014 has ended. 2015 information will be available in March!



2014 Summer Sailing School Brochure with registration form

Paper registration forms can be submitted by mail, fax, or in person.

(Looking for Adult Sailing Info? Please scroll down.)

2014 Registration Dates

         March 17-19: Registration begins for Seattle Yacht Club Members

         March 20th: Registration opens to Non-Members

The Seattle Yacht Club has a long-standing tradition of providing an outstanding Junior Sailing School program for children in the Seattle area. We offer classes for children from 7-18 years of age with a wide variety of class options. Over 500 young sailors participate in a total of 39 classes over an eleven-week period each summer. The hand-selected instructional staff is trained through US SAILING, and CPR and First Aid certified.


This year's program will run from June 16th through August 29th, 2014.
Classes run from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Students can sign up for a week at a time.

Answers to Frequently asked questions can be found in the Summer Sailing School menu to the left.
Click HERE for a list of what to bring and where to go.
Please contact the Sailing Office with all other questions.

Summer Sailing School Instructors


Summer Sailing School Refund & Cancellation Policy

To maintain a quality program, there will be a $50 charge for class changes once registration has been processed. There will be a $100 cancellation charge for any cancellations up until one week prior to the class date; after that time there will be no refunds.





Opti Green Fleet Program

Open to Non-Members


Interested in taking the first step to becoming a racer? The Opti Green Fleet is the best place to start for kids ages 8-13. Using the club boats, learn the basics of racing, advanced rigging, and boat-handling.

Click here for more information. 

Adult Sailing Courses

Open to Non-Members

We are no longer taking enrollments for the 2014 Adult Sailing Courses.

2014 Adult Sailing Course Brochure with Registration Form

Adult Sailing Courses have ended for the 2014 season.


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, 420’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.

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

Private Sailing Lessons

Open to Non-Members

Enjoy the individual attention and customized instruction of private lessons at Seattle Yacht Club. Whether you’re looking to learn from scratch, refresh your basic sailing skills, or learn more advanced techniques, private lessons provide the opportunity to learn what you want when you want.

Private Sailing Lessons Brochure


The Fleet at SYC


               
                          Optimist                                                                         Vanguard 15

   

                                 Laser                                                                             420

The Optimist (Opti) is an eight foot, kid-sized single-handed dinghy that is easy to manage and fun to sail.

The Vanguard-15 (V-15) is the primary training boat at SYC. This stable, double-handed boat with a main and jib is the national standard for novice and advanced sailors to master the basics and to develop teamwork.

The Olympic-Class Laser is a high performance single-handed dinghy for intermediate and advanced sailors. It is a great platform to build boat-handling and racing skills. This boat has two different size sails, allowing us to tailor the boat to the weight of the sailor.

The 420 is an ideal entry-level training boat for all ages. This is a double-handed boat with main and jib. Advanced sailors can rig the spinnaker and trapeze for an exhilarating thrill.




Contact Information:

Sailing Office phone: (206) 926-1011       
Fax: (206) 324-8784  
Address: 1807 E. Hamlin St. 
                 Seattle, WA 98112
  

Brian Ledbetter, Sailing Director: BrianL@seattleyachtclub.org

Angela Frost, Sailing Programs Coordinator: Angela@seattleyachtclub.org

Cameron Hoard, Race Team Coach: choard@gmail.com




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