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 Registration is OPEN!

Mark Your Calendars!


2, 4-5  Mom’s Clinic
18-19 Elvstrom Zellerbach Regatta
19 Race Committee Training


8 Summer Kick-Off Party!
10 1st Day of Summer Sailing
22-23 BAYS #1 Richmond Yacht Club

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.

PYSF Newsletter

Spring Sailing Update #10

Hello PYSF Parents, Sailors and Community Members–

A HUGE thank you and congrats to everyone involved in the High School NorCal Championship we hosted last weekend out of our Chesapeake Venue. Also congrats to our opti sailors who traveled to Marin to compete at Opti Harken #2 hosted by San Francisco YC.  

This coming weekend Stanford University will be hosting College Sailing’s West Coast Qualifier for Team Race Nationals.  I encourage everyone to head down to Chesapeake to view the racing up close! 

This summer we have a number of ways to get in on the action.  We have Summer Camps.  We have Family Nights with boats available, drinks on ice and barbeques ready for grilling.  And one of the biggest things is we are hosting a North American Championship! Over 100 boats from all over the country will be traveling to Westpoint Harbor this summer.  We will need folks to help with moving dollies on land, checking people in, moving marks and taking scores on the water, etc.  It is a great way to see what the next level is all about, and to be in the middle of the buzz!  Registration for the North Americans opens this weekend and we look to have 4 women’s teams and 9 coed teams!!  

A lot going on.  I look forward to seeing everyone down by the water soon! –Molly

Spring Sailing Update #11

Hello PYSF Parents, Sailors and Community Members–

How are we already at the end of April!  Time flies when you’re having fun!!  This coming weekend we have our sailors heading to High School PCCs being hosted by Encinal YC in Alameda.  Next week we will hold our first “Mom’s Clinic” and the following weekend we have our 420s racing up at StFYC as well as hosting our second Race Committee Practice Day at home.

For those that have been sailing out of our Westpoint venue, you might have noticed that The Club at Westpoint building is finished and both The Club and the Hurrica Restuarant are up and running!  The coaches and I dined at Hurrica the other week and it was AMAZING!  I hope you all get a chance to check it out.  They have opened their to-go window H2GO as well if you are looking for a  quick (delicious!) snack and coffee when dropping off the kids.  You will see below The Club at Westpoint is having an Open House for all of the parents in Westpoint Harbor.  I hope to see you all there!

While the spring is coming to an end, summer is QUICKLY approaching.  Please make sure to check the signup links we have below for summer camps and volunteer opportunities.  We will be having our summer kickoff on June 8.  Mark your calendars.  You dont want to miss it!!  I look forward to seeing everyone down by the water soon! –Molly 

PYSF Summer Kickoff!

Hello PYSF Parents, Sailors and Community Members–

Hello PYSF Parents, Sailors and Community Members–

Join us on June 8 for our Summer Kickoff!!  We will have boats to sail, interactive sailing science exhibits, a food truck and a presentation on what is in store for PYSF this summer and beyond!!  Please make sure to RSVP so we can have enough boats at the dock and tacos on the grill!! 

The Club at Westpoint is having an Open House on Tuesday, May 14th.  Please plan to come down and see the venue, meet some of the members and hear what our neighbors are up to!  

You will see signups for volunteering below as well.  LOTS of opportunities!!  We look forward to seeing everyone down by the water soon! –Molly