Summer Sailing School

Open to Non-Members

2018 Youth Summer Sailing School Brochure

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 600 young sailors participate in a total of 39 classes over a 10-week period each summer. The hand-selected instructional staff is trained through US SAILING.  They are all CPR and First Aid certified.

The 2019 program will run from the third week in June through the last week in August. No classes will be held July 1 - 6.

Classes run from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Students can register for one week at a time.

Summer sailing school refund & cancellation policy

There will be a $100 charge for CANCELLATIONS up until one week prior to the class, after which there will be no refunds.

Once registration has been processed, there will be a $50 charge for class CHANGES.

Failure to pass the swim test is not grounds for a refund.


Vanguard 15 (V-15)



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.

Advanced sailors can learn to rig the spinnaker in the double-handed 420.