PYSF Summer Programs

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

  • Boats are provided for all introductory level classes. Boat ownership needed for Race Teams.
  • Professional coaching
  • All sailors must wear a US Coast Guard approved life-jacket
  • Safety boat is present for all sessions
  • Classes will be run out of both venues: PY-Westpoint and PY-Chesapeake.
  • Cancellation Policy: A processing fee of $50 will be applied to any cancellations. No refunds within 2 weeks of class start date.
  • PYSF Scholarships are available to help PYSF achieve its mission to be a community sailing group that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.
  • Family Nights are from 5pm-8pm on June 24, July 22 and Aug 12
  • We encourage our sailors to “intern” as Junior Instructors. If your sailor is interested in this opportunity, please contact Molly.

Guppies (*new this summer!)

This is a fun camp for those that are not quite old enough for our learn-to-sail class, but would like to get in a boat and see what it is all about! Time will be spent both on land, and on the water learning basic sailing info and increasing kid’s comfort level on boats. Class will be taught in 18′ keelboats. Although no experience is necessary, sailors must be comfortable in the water while wearing a life jacket. Camp is Mon-Thur 9am-Noon. Ages 6-7. $300 per camp.

  • Camp 1: June 27 – June 30
  • Camp 2: Aug 8 – Aug 11

Learn-to-Sail

This is a fun, in-depth camp that teaches the basics of sailing. Time will be spent both on land, and on the water learning wind direction, boat nomenclature, knots, and basic sailing techniques. Although no experience is necessary, sailors must be comfortable in the water while wearing a life jacket. Camp is Mon-Thur 9am-3:30pm. Ages 8-11. $1,000 per camp.

  • Camp 1: June 13 – June 23
  • Camp 2: July 11 – July 21
  • Camp 3: July 25 – Aug 4

*Some kids pick up the sport quickly, while others may repeat learn-to-sail multiple times before advancing. Your instructors will update you on the sailor’s progress towards the end of the course. This class does not compete in regattas.*

Learn 2.0

This is a fun, in-depth camp that continues instruction of the basics of sailing. Time will be spent both on land, and on the water learning wind direction, boat nomenclature, knots, and basic sailing techniques. Sailors must have completed Learn-to-Sail (or equivalent). Camp is Mon-Thur 9am-4pm. Ages 8-11. $500 per camp.

  • Camp 1: June 27-30
  • Camp 2: Aug 8-11

*Some kids pick up the sport quickly, while others may repeat learn-to-sail multiple times before advancing. Your instructors will update you on the sailor’s progress towards the end of the course. This class does not compete in regattas.*

Intro-to-Race

For sailors with less than a year sailing in Cubes/Optimists (or equivalent), who understand the basics of sailing and want an introduction to racing skills. This class is for the sailor who has completed learn-to-sail but needs a refresher on proper boathandling and an introduction to the basics of racing. Boats provided (Cubes). Camp is Mon-Thur 9am-4pm. Ages 8-12. Cost: $500

  • Camp 1: June 13 – June 16
  • Camp 2: July 11 – July 14
  • Camp 3: July 25 – July 28

Opti Green Team

For sailors who have completed Opti Intro-to-Race or equivalent and seek to refine their racing skills in a single handed boat. Sailors will work on opti specific body mechanics as well as introduce rig set up. Boats provided (Optis). Camp is Mon-Thur 9am-4pm. Ages 8-12. Cost: $500

  • Camp 1: June 20 – June 23
  • Camp 2: July 18 – July 21
  • Camp 3: Aug 8 – Aug 11

*This class can compete in the BAYS regattas with instructor approval*

Regattas
  • June 11 – 10: BAYS Summer #1 @ RYC (TBD)
  • July 16 – 17: BAYS Summer #2 @ EYC
  • July 30 – 31: BAYS #3 @ SFYC
  • Sept 4 – 5: BAYS Summer @ TISC (TBD)

*Most kids stay on the Green Team for more than one season. Your instructors will update you on the sailor’s progress towards the end of the course. The next steps would be Opti Dev Team or FJ Intro.

Opti Development Team

For sailors who have graduated from our Opti Green Team or equivalent and seek to refine their racing and boat tuning skills in a single handed boat. Sailors could be racing in either Green or Champ fleet while on the Development Team. Coaches will determine what is appropriate for the sailor. Boat ownership is suggested but not mandatory. Camp is Mon-Thur 9am-4pm. Ages 8-13. Cost: $500

  • Camp 1: June 13 – June 16
  • Camp 2: June 27 – June 30
  • Camp 3: July 11 – July 14
  • Camp 4: Aug 1 – Aug 4
Regattas
  • June 11 – 10: BAYS Summer #1 @ RYC (TBD)     
  • June 17 – 19: Opti Heavy Weather @ StFYC
  • July 16 – 17: BAYS Summer #2 @ EYC
  • July 20 – 24: Opti Nationals @ The Gorge, Oregon
  • July 30 – 31: BAYS #3 @ SFYC
  • Sept 4 – 5: BAYS Summer @ TISC (TBD)

Opti Champ Team

For sailors who have graduated out of our Development Team (or equivalent) and seek to refine racing skills in a single handed boat. Boat ownership is mandatory. Ages 10-15. Race Team members are expected to participate in local, Bay Area regattas which are included in the class fee. Regattas outside of the Bay Area are an additional cost of $100/sailor/day. (PYSF Scholarships are available to help PYSF achieve its mission to be a community sailing group that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.) Camps is Mon-Thur 9am-4pm. Ages 8-13. Cost: $500

  • Camp 1: June 13 – June 16
  • Camp 2: June 27 – June 30
  • Camp 3: July 11 – July 14
  • Camp 4: Aug 1 – Aug 4
Regattas
  • June 11 – 10: BAYS Summer #1 @ RYC (TBD)     
  • June 17 – 19: Opti Heavy Weather @ StFYC
  • July 16 – 17: BAYS Summer #2 @ EYC
  • July 20 – 24: Opti Nationals @ The Gorge, Oregon
  • July 30 – 31: BAYS #3 @ SFYC
  • August 6 – 7:  Opti WCC’s  @ Del Rey YC
  • August 27 – 28:  Opti PCC’s @ SFYC
  • Sept 4 – 5: BAYS Summer @ TISC (TBD)

FJ Intro Camp

Learn the basics of sailing while developing skills to prepare for sailing with others at PYSF and in the Bay Area. While no experience is necessary, sailors must be comfortable in the water while wearing a life jacket. This class serves as an introduction to double-handed sailing and Fleet Racing. Class Sessions are divided by age (11-13yo and 14yo+) and by gender for the All-Girls Class. This class precedes FJ Team Racing and 420 Intermediate. Boats provided. Camp is Mon-Thur 9am-4pm. Cost: $500 (PYSF Scholarships are available to help PYSF achieve its mission to be a community sailing group that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.)

  • Camp 1: June 13 – 16 (11-13yo)
  • Camp 2: June 20-23 (14yo+)
  • Camp 3: July 11 – 14 (11-13yo)
  • Camp 4: July 18 – 21 (14yo+)
  • Camp 5: Aug 1 – 4 (11-13yo)

*Some kids pick up the sport quickly, while others may repeat FJ Intro before advancing to 420 Intermediate and/or High School Race Team. Your instructors will update you on the sailor’s progress towards the end of the course. This class can compete in the BAYS regattas with instructor approval*

Keelboat Intro Camp

Learn the basics of sailing a keelboat! This class serves as an introduction to keelboat sailing using Ideal 18s. Sailors will be learning basic maneuvering on a keelboat, including spinnakers. Boats provided. Ages 13+. Camp is Mon-Thur 9am-3pm. Cost: $700 (PYSF Scholarships are available to help PYSF achieve its mission to be a community sailing group that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.)

  • Camp 1: June 20 – 23
  • Camp 2: July 18 – 21
  • Camp 3: Aug 1 – 4

420 Intro Camp

Sailors who have completed FJ Intro, 420/Laser Summer Course, or equivalent. Looking to perfect trapeze work, spinnaker handling, skippering and crewing. No partner needed. Sailor needs to be confident in skippering and understand basic sailing concepts and maneuvers. Boats provided. Answers to FAQ can be found here. Ages: 12-18. This class precedes invitation to the 420 Race Team. Camp is Mon-Thur 9am-4pm. Cost: $650. (PYSF Scholarships are available to help PYSF achieve its mission to be a community sailing group that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.)

  • Camp 1: June 27 – 30
  • Camp 2: July 25 – 28
  • Camp 3: Aug 8 – 11

*This class can compete in the BAYS regattas with instructor approval*

Regattas

  • June 11 – 10: BAYS Summer #1 @ RYC (TBD)      
  • July 16 – 17: BAYS Summer #2 @ EYC
  • July 30 – 31: BAYS #3 @ SFYC
  • Sept 4 – 5: BAYS Summer @ TISC (TBD)

420 Race Team

C420 Race Team members are expected to participate in local, Bay Area regattas which are included in the class fee. Regattas outside of the Bay Area are an additional cost of $100/sailor/day. (PYSF Scholarships are available to help PYSF achieve its mission to be a community sailing group that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.) Camp days, times and cost vary. Please look at each camps description.

  • BAYS #1 Camp: June 14 – 17 (Tues-Thur 2pm-6pm, Friday 10am-4pm, $500)
  • Triple Crown Camp #1: June 28 – July 1 (Tues-Thur 2pm-6pm, Friday 10am-4pm, $500)
  • BAYS #2 Camp: July 12 – 14 (Tues-Thurs 2-6pm, $400)
  • Triple Crown Camp #2: July 19 – 22 (Tues-Thur 2pm-6pm, Friday 10am-4pm, $500)
  • BAYS #3 Camp: July 26-28 (Tues-Thurs 2-6pm, $400)

Regattas

  • May 28 – 29: Heavy Weather Clinic @ StFYC
  • June 4 – 5: BAYS Summer #1 @ PYSF
  • July 8 – 10: C420 Nationals @ Alamitos Bay YC (Triple Crown Event)
  • July 16 – 17: BAYS Summer #2 @ EYC
  • July 26 – 29: C420 North Americans @ Buffalo Canoe Club (Triple Crown Event)
  • July 30 – 31: BAYS #3 @ SFYC
  • Aug 5 – 7: C420 South Shore Championship (TBD) @ Sayville YC
  • Aug 9 – 14: Chubb US Sailing Youth Doublehanded Championship @ Macatawa Bay *must qualify
  • Sept : BAYS Summer #3 @ (TBD)