The Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC) is proud to own and maintain a large and diverse fleet of sailboats, kayaks, and paddle boards. TISC strives to consistently provide boats and equipment that are in excellent working order. The fleet is a point of pride for staff and students alike.
The J/24 is an international One-Design keelboat. The J/24 was created to fulfill the diverse needs of recreational sailors such as cruising, one design racing, day sailing, and handicap racing. The J/24 class has more than 50,000 people sailing 5,300 boats worldwide; is established in nearly 40 countries with well over 150 active fleets; and is still considered the "gold standard" for modern one-design keelboats around the world. It is the world's most popular One-Design keelboat as measured by hulls produced
The RS Venture is a large, modern GRP dinghy. The design concept was to deliver a large multi-role dinghy suitable for cruising, training or even club racing, in response to growing demand from training centres, private customers and international RS dealers. The Venture can take a maximum capacity of 8 crew, however can also be sailed by just 2 making it popular with RYA training schools as well as racing and cruising families. In 2013 the Venture won Sailing World's Boat of the Year accolade.
Flying Junior (FJ)
The Flying Junior or FJ is a sailing dinghy which was originally designed in 1955 in the Netherlands by renowned boat designer Van Essen and Olympic sailor Conrad Gülcher. The FJ was built to serve as a training boat for the then Olympic-class Flying Dutchman. The FJ has a beam of 4'11" and an overall sail area of 100 square feet (9.3 m2). These dimensions make the FJ an ideal class to teach young sailors the skills of boat handling and racing.
The Vanguard 15 is a popular one design racing dinghy designed by Bob Ames. It is a double-handed (two person) monohull sailboat with a sloop rig (one headsail one main sail). Ideally the combined weight of the crew is between 270 lb (120 kg) and 340 lb (150 kg) and both members hike off the boat to keep it flat. Its revolutionary design allows it to plane while sailing upwind in 12 knots (22 km/h) of breeze or more. Another of the design features of the boat is to be self bailing or self rescuing meaning that if the shallow cockpit of the boat takes on water, large drains in the stern of the boat will allow the water to drain via gravity and with no effort by the crew or need for the boat to be moving to drain.
The Laser is one of the most popular single-handed dinghies in the world. As of 2012, there are more than 200,000 boats worldwide. A commonly cited reason for its popularity is that it is robust and simple to rig and sail in addition to its durability. The Laser also provides very competitive racing due to the very tight class association controls which eliminate differences in hull, sails and equipment.
The Optimist is a small, single-handed sailing dinghy intended for use by children up to the age of 15. Nowadays boats are usually made of Fiberglass, although wooden boats are still built. It is one of the most popular sailing dinghies in the world, with over 150,000 boats officially registered with the class and many more built but never registered.
The Bug starts as a boat for beginners with a short rig, and allows those beginners to climb the performance ladder with a larger performance rig. It's stable, thanks to its beam, and two skegs help its upwind ability and allow the boat to be towed tamely behind a sailing class tender.
Kayaks are a fun low key way to explore Clipper Cove and the SF Bay. Sit-on-top kayaks are particularly popular for fishing since participants need to easily enter and exit the water, change seating positions, and access hatches and storage wells. Ordinarily the seat of a sit-on-top is slightly above water level, so the center of gravity for the paddler is higher than in a traditional kayak. To compensate for the higher center of gravity, sit-on-tops are often wider and slower than a traditional kayak of the same length. These two person kayaks are extremely versatile and stable. They are perfect for both family outings and solo excursions.
Stand up paddle boarding (SUP), is a sport originating in Hawaii as an offshoot of surfing. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider is sitting until a wave comes, stand up paddle boarders maintain an upright stance on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water. Growth of the sport has been documented in a 2013 report which identified it as the outdoor sporting activity with the most first-time participants of any in the United States that year.