Fall Classes have started – please email us if you are interested in joining us now or in Spring 2023 at info@leysf.org

Elementary (u12yrs) Beginners

Learn to Sail classes for Elementary 8yrs to 7th Grade

*** Classes have very limited capacity

*** 8th – 12th grade check out our High School Beginner class

*** Adults check out the private lessons

*** We also offer Summer Camp

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Class dates: 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 11,26, 12/3 and 12/10 (12/17 is held as a makeup day)

Class is from 9 – 11:30am.

Fall Cost: $375 – $100 deposit is required at registration, with $275 due by Aug 31.  After Sept 1st – $400 total.

A sibling discount of $25 is offered for the 2nd child. Please complete a new registration for each child.
(If your family needs financial assistance, please contact us at info@leysf.org)

Please fill out this form to register your sailor.

What will we be learning?

We will be learning how sailboats work, about the wind, rigging and terminology.  We will start by learning to steer near shore and practice the movements for tacking. In each class we’ll review what we learned before and practice.  During the sessions we’ll learn to sail on a “reach” and to “tack” (turn) and progress to sailing “upwind” and “downwind” and “gybing”.  We will also learn to right the boat after a capsize, lots of sailing terminology, and how to tie knots. 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask:  info@leysf.org

Students learn in a class environment and then put their skills into practice on the water. LEYSF provides boats and great instructors, you just need to:

  • be aged 8yrs to 7th grade (older kids here), and able to swim, 
  • bring a life jacket,
  • water shoes that keep your toes covered (no flip-flops),
  • water bottle,
  • sunblock,
  • quick-dry shorts and shirt,
  • towel
  • Helmets are suggested for beginner class.  Skateboard helmets are great. Bicycle helmets are okay if they aren’t too tall.  There are sailing helmets available too.

Please fill out this form to register your sailor. You will then be emailed with further information and invoicing. If classes are full we will place you on a waitlist and email when a place comes available or when a new class is scheduled.