Classes for Elementary Beginners

Learn to Sail classes for Elementary 8yrs to 12yrs 

*** 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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Fall 23 classes are now in session.

Please fill out the form below to register your interest for Spring 2024.

Classes are on Saturdays for 2.5hrs (time to be determined) for a total of 12 sessions from mid Jan thru to mid May.

Cost: $425 by 1st day of class

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.