Classes for Elementary Beginners

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

*** Classes have very limited capacity

*** 8th – 12th grade check out our Classes for High School (+13yrs – 12th grade) Beginners

*** Adults check out the Private lessons for Adults and Families – Learn to Sail!

*** We also offer Summer Camp

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Please go to this page Register for Spring 2023 for more information and to register for the next season. If you have missed the registration deadline, please fill out the form below to place your sailor on the wait list for the next season.

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:

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 place your sailor on our Waitlist. You will be contacted with further information and when a place comes available or when a new class is scheduled.