Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation

Our Mission

We provide a comprehensive sailing program for all youth in the Bay Area. From learn-to-sail to travel teams, our classes stress safety and cultivate the values of character, community and competitiveness. Our program instills lifelong enjoyment and stewardship of our waterways, oceans and world environment.

Summer 2024

Summer sailing schedule now posted! Registration opens February 10.


The Amazing Raise 2024

The Amazing Raise is a fundraiser where our youth sailors participate in an adventure race to help raise vital funding for our fleet, sails, and equipment!

PYSF youth sailors compete in a series of race challenges, on both land and sea, and compete to be the top fundraiser of the event. The event will culminate in a live broadcast which will feature highlights from our youth sailors’ Amazing Raise adventure race earlier in the day and include a special award ceremony to celebrate PYSF’s sailors and accomplishments of the year. 

The livestream starts at 3PM. Youth participants start the race at 11AM at Westpoint Harbor.


Mark Your Calendars!

February

10  Summer Registration Opens
10-11 NorCal 1-Day HS Regattas
17-19 C420 Midwinter Championship
24-25 Golden Bear HS Regatta

March

2-3  BAYS Winter Series #3
2-3  Opti Harken #1
9-10 Gaucho HS Regatta

PYSF Awarded the Chester Nimitz Perpetual Trophy

PYSF was awarded the Chester Nimitz Perpetual Trophy for “Outstanding Junior Program for Northern California” by PICYA, at its annual awards ceremony, November 2023.


Spring News

Spring Sailing Update #1

Hello PYSF Parents, Sailors and Community Members–

I hope the 3-day weekend is allowing you all some time catch your breath after being back at school/work following the winter break. This past weekend we held our High School Boat Handling Clinic, which provided the kids a chance to shake off the rust and set themselves up for success this season.  All of our classes will be emailed this week to confirm rosters and give details for the upcoming season.  Please see the update regarding Amazing Raise below. Over the past few weeks our coaches have been hard at work getting the boats prepped, practice plans laid out and CANNOT WAIT to see faces like those above soon! I look forward to seeing everyone down by the water in the near future –Molly

Spring Sailing Update #2

Hello PYSF Parents, Sailors and Community Members–

Our season starts NEXT WEEK!!! All of our class rosters have been emailed and we are excited to begin the Spring!  Please make sure to get yourselves on the Stack Team App. As I mentioned earilier this week, we have decided to postpone the Amazing Raise race day to June 8.  Please see the update regarding Amazing Raise below. We have our new Race Coach JP visiting this week to get acclimated to the program, coaches and some of the sailors in the next few days. Our Summer Schedule will be posted next week, with registration opening February 10th.  I look forward to seeing everyone down by the water in the near future –Molly

Spring Sailing Update #3

Hello PYSF Parents, Sailors and Community Members–

We have reached the end of January and our High School, Opti and 420 Race Teams will begin practicing this week!   Please make sure everyone has gotten themselves onto the PYSF Stack Team App, as we are now using that as our primary source of communication. We have two regattas coming up in February (High School Norcal at Treasure Island and C420 Midwinters in Florida). And our Summer Registration will open February 10th. Please check the “Mark Your Calendar” section below for reminders.   I look forward to seeing everyone down by the water soon.  Go Niners!! –Molly