Elementary Beginners

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

*** Fall 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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Starting Sat Sept 18th. The course runs for 12 weeks on 9/18 thru 12/18 (None 10/23 or 11/13).

Class is from 12:30 – 3pm.

Cost: $375 – $100 deposit is required at registration, with the remainder due on the first week of class.

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)

Register below and we will email you with further details and final invoicing.

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. Class sizes in Fall are limited.

If classes are full, we will place you on a waitlist and you will be emailed if space becomes available. Otherwise, we will place you on our email list for the Spring session.