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We have a new registration system!  

When registering your child/children you will need to create an account(username) for each child.  This is necessary to collect every child's medical information.  You should use your email address and a unique username/password for each child you register. All the personal/medical information should be your child's. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone 415-421-2225 if you have any questions.

 

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If you are planning to apply for a scholarship, you must complete the Scholarship Application before signing up for any classes (see above link for more details).

 

One week introductory class - Age 6

Harbor Seals - (Stand alone class, no pre-reqs)

 

One week introductory class - Age 7-12

Explore Sailing - (Stand alone class, no pre-reqs)

 

Two week youth progression classes - Ages 7-12

Beginner Youth >> Intermediate Youth >> Advanced Youth

 

One week teen progression classes - Age 13-18

Explore Teen >> Beginner Teen

 

Two week teen progression classes - Ages 13-18

Intermediate Teen >> Advanced Teen

 

Other Class Options

Ages 7-12

Adventure Camp Add-On Option

Jr Big Boat 1

 

Ages 13-18

Jr Big Boat 2

 

Ages 14-16

Jr Leadership 1

 

Ages 15-18

Jr Leadership 2

 

Ages 6-18

Extended Care Option

Private Lessons

 

The Treasure Island Sailing Center's (TISC) Junior Sailing Program is designed to enable young sailors to move at their own pace as they progress from novice to advanced sailors in a variety of one-design sail boats. We offer a wide range of Summer, Fall, and Spring class options. TISC's progressive curriculum is designed to give all of our sailors a developmentally appropriate understanding of sailing fundamentals, water safety, knot tying, nautical terminology, boat handling, and race theory. In addition to teaching students to sail confidently and independently, TISC's Junior Sailing Program encourages the development of teamwork, respect, leadership and communication. Our Junior Sailing classes are taught by certified instructors and professional coaches who use a blend of on-shore and on-the-water activities to create an environment that is safe, educational and fun!  

 

 

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Harbor Seals

01 harbor seals

 

Spring Registration Summer Registration Fall Registration

 

No Pre-reqs

Age 6

 

Designed as a fun and easy introduction to the water, this class focuses on building students’ on-the-water confidence through a variety of water sports and activities.  Students will spend about half the class in a 24ft, stable keelboat, learning the basics of water safety in this floating classroom.  With an instructor on-board, our Harbor Seals get a first class introduction to sailing and the Bay. In the afternoon when the wind picks up students will head to our beach to explore a range of other watersports including paddle boards and kayaks.

"I got to drive the sailboat on my first day!" - Mila, age 6

"It's really fun. My favorite was going on the sailboat. And you get to go to the beach." - Levi, age 6 


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Explore Sailing

03 bug

 Summer Registration 


 

No Pre-reqs

Ages 7-12

 

This class is designed as a one week introduction for students who are new to sailing. This class exposes students to a variety of different boats and water craft in a fun and low stress environment. Students will be introduced to the basics of water safety, knots, points of sail, steering and sail trim.

“It’s so good because you get to do a lot of things like sail different types of boats, and we get to sail with other kids. And the instructor introduces us to different types of boats. “ – Hakim, age 12 


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Beginner Youth

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Spring Registration Summer Registration Fall Registration


 

No Pre-reqs
Ages 7-12

 

Designed as a fun and exciting introduction to small sailboats. Students will learn basic water safety, knots, basic points of sail, along with steering and sail trim. Students will begin sailing in our Bugs with a partner and when ready they will progress to sailing single-handed sailing.

“This was my first time sailing. I was nervous, but it was really fun when I got to have a chance to do it. And it wasn’t actually that scary.” – Nini, age 9

“Bugs are easy to steer. And they go so fast!” – Charles, age 7 


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Intermediate Youth

05 intermediate opti

Spring Registration Summer Registration Fall Registration


 

Pre-req: Beginner Youth
Ages 7-12

 

This class continues to develop sailors single-handed small dinghy skills with the introduction of more subtle boat handling techniques. Sailors will develop an understanding of right of way rules, docking and mark rounding. In this class students will learn to apply more advanced sail controls based on sailing conditions and sail shape.

"The Opti is great!" - Kai, age 7 

"It's amazing! You even get to sail race courses." - Chungwon, age 9 


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Advanced Youth

06 advanced opti

Spring Registration Summer Registration Fall Registration


 

Pre-req: Intermediate Youth
Ages 7-12

 

In this class students will be introduced to racing including the Rules of Sailing, starting sequences, course management, mark rounding techniques, and race strategy. This class is designed for our most advanced youth sailors who already have a strong understanding of sailing theory and are able to demonstrate more advanced boat handling techniques in a wide range of conditions. 

"It's really fun because we get to race and learn about all sorts of really advanced maneuvers like mark roundings, 360's, and 720's. We also learn about Right of Way. And how to take care of nice equipment.." - Otto, age 10 

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Explore Teen

08 beginner fj

Summer Registration


 

No Pre-req

Ages 13-18

In this class Jr. Sailors will learn basic dinghy sailing skills.  Jr. Sailors will also learn knots, boat safety, and the basic right of way rules.  Taught primarily in RS Ventures

 


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Beginner Teen

08 beginner fj

Spring Registration Summer Registration Fall Registration


 

No Pre-req
Ages 13-18

 

In this class Jr. Sailors will learn basic dinghy sailing skills.  Jr. Sailors will also learn knots, boat safety, and the basic right of way rules.  Taught primarily in RS Ventures



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Intermediate Teen 

09 intermediate fj

Spring Registration Summer Registration Fall Registration


 

Pre-req: Beginner Teen
Ages 13-18

 

In this class sailors develop their double-handed small dinghy sailing skills. Students will develop their right of way rules, docking and mark rounding skills as well as their ability to sail a greater distance. Students will continue to work on their recognition of points of sail, proper sail trim, and body positioning.  A large component of this class will focus on collaboration as a double-handed boat requires students to work as a team for proper boat handling.

"I think it's really fun because you get to sail with two people. It's fun getting to learn the different positions on the boat." - Mila, age 13 


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Advanced Teen

10 advanced fj

Spring Registration Summer Registration Fall Registration


 

Pre-req: Intermediate Teen
Ages 13-18

 

In this class students will be introduced to racing including the Rules of Sailing, starting sequences, course management, mark rounding techniques, and race strategy. This class is designed for our most advanced youth sailors who already have a strong understanding of sailing theory and are able to demonstrate more advanced boat handling techniques in a wide range of conditions. A large component of this class will focus on teamwork as students will need to operate as a team within their boat in order to tackle the more complex components of racing in the platform of a double-handed dinghy. 


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Jr. Big Boat 1

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Spring Registration  Fall Registration



 

No Pre-req
Ages 7-12

 

A youth keelboat class designed as a developmentally appropriate way to introduce young junior sailors, with a range of sailing skills, to big boat sailing. Sailors will work with an experienced keelboat instructor to develop their sailing skills as well as their communication and teamwork skills. Sailors in our Jr. Big Boat class may choose to go on to our Jr. Big Boat 2 class where they will develop their cruising and racing skills. This class, adapted from the US Sailing Junior Big Boat program, will run on Sunday mornings during the fall and spring seasons.

"It's fun to learn how to sail a bigger boat because it's a little bit harder than a small boat and it's fun to work as a team." - Dinah, age 12 


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Jr.  Big Boat 2

11 junior big boat

Spring Registration  Fall Registration



 

Pre-req: Jr Big Boat 1
Ages 13-18

 

Our teen keelboat class is designed to allow new sailors to learn on a big boat platform, while experienced junior sailors can apply their dinghy skills to a new arena. Our Junior Big Boat class addresses teamwork, communication, and leadership in a fun and challenging environment. This class will develop our sailors into valuable crew on both cruising and racing keelboats. This class, modeled after the US Sailing Junior Big Boat program, will run on Sunday afternoons during the fall and spring seasons. 


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Jr. Leadership (Level 1) 

12 junior instructor

 Summer Registration 



 

No Pre-req
Ages 14-16

 

The Junior Leadership program at TISC is designed for our oldest junior sailors who are looking to build their leadership skills while also continuing to develop their sailing knowledge and skills. This program is not intended for novice sailors. Students in our Junior Leadership Program will develop their leadership, communication, and teamwork skills. Students in their first year of the Junior Leadership Program will be Junior Instructors. Typically Junior Instructors are 15-16 years old and are confident and proficient dinghy skippers. In the mornings, Junior Instructors will be assigned to a Junior Sailing class where they will assist instructors and act as a leader for students on and off the water. In the afternoons Junior Instructors will participate in our Teen Sailing, Progressive Level 4 program where they will continue to develop their own sailing skills.

TISC encourages all eligible and interested sailors to apply to the Junior Leadership Program.  


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Jr. Leadership (Level 2) 

13 instructor in training

 Summer Registration 



 

Pre-req: Jr Leadership 1
Ages 15-18

 

The Junior Leadership program at TISC is designed for our oldest junior sailors who are looking to build their leadership skills while also continuing to develop their sailing knowledge and skills. This program is not intended for novice sailors. Students in our Junior Leadership Program will develop their leadership, communication, and teamwork skills. Students in their second year of the Junior Leadership Program will be Instructors in Training. Typically Instructors in Training are 16-17 years old and are confident and proficient dinghy skippers with some keelboat experience. Please note that in exceptional cases, students may be eligible to skip the first year Junior Instructor program and move immediately into the Instructor in Training program. In the mornings, Instructors in Training will take on more responsibility in leading the Junior Sailing class which they are assigned to, including on the water coaching and delivering chalk talks on land. In the afternoons, Instructors in Training will either continue working with their Junior Program class or will take on a leadership role supervising at Adventure Camp.

TISC encourages all eligible and interested sailors to apply to the Junior Leadership Program.  


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Adventure Camp Option

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Choose this option during the Summer class signup process 

San Francisco is famous for its windy summers.  Some younger and lighter sailors can have a hard time in the strong winds and can lose interest.  During Summer Junior Sailing Program, our youngest sailors have the option of spending their afternoons in Adventure Camp as opposed to continuing their sailing lessons.  After lunch, those enrolled in Adventure Camp will meet up for kayaking, paddle boarding, and beach games. This is not a stand-alone class.

"It's fun because you get to do lots of other things. My favorite part is kayaking." - Ella, age 9 

 


 

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Extended Care Option

15 ext care opt

 Summer Registration 

 

During the Summer Junior Program we offer an extended care program for parents of either need to drop their children off ealy or need the flexiblilty of picking them up a little late. Extended care extends the time that your child can spend on site as fallows.  8:30AM - 9:00AM (programs start) and 4:00PM - 5:00PM.  Extended Care is only available while our Summer programs are in session.

 

 


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Private Lessons

16 private lessons

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Private lessons are a great opportunity for students to rapidly improve their skills in a one on one setting with one of our instructors. Private lessons can be taken in addition to any of junior sailing programs classes, as a stand alone class, or as recurring private instruction. Private lessons are scheduled on an individual basis, accordingly TISC is able to accommodate most schedules. Private lessons are offered at a minimum of 2hrs. For junior sailors, private lessons are offered in Bugs, Optimists, and FJs. Private lessons in J24s may also be offered to junior sailors in certain circumstances. We also offer private lessons for kayaks and paddle boards. 

Please note that all private lessons must be scheduled with TISC one week prior to the desired date.   


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