Fall 2017

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  • Registration will open on xxx.
  • Order PYSF branded sailing gear by clicking here.
  • Classes run from xxx to xxx.
  • Boats are provided for all introductory level classes. Boat ownership needed for Race Teams.
  • Professional coaching
  • All sailors must wear a US Coast Guard approved life-jacket
  • Safety boat is present for all sessions
  • Cancellation Policy: $100 service charge for cancellation two weeks prior to first date of class. No refunds within two weeks of class start date. Those not removed from the wait list due to oversubscription will be refunded class fees.
  • PYSF Scholarships are available. Contact PYSF Treasurer, Karen Werner about scholarships that help PYSF achieve its mission to be a community sailing group that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay.

Opti Learn-to-Sail

Learn the basics of sailing while developing skills to prepare for sailing with others at PYSF and in the Bay Area. Although no experience is necessary, sailors must be comfortable in the water while wearing a life jacket. Boats provided. Answers to FAQ can be found here. Ages 8-11. (12 students max per class) Cost: $650

  • Eight Days of Class
  • Sat 10am-2pm, dates as follows:
  • Mar 25
  • Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • May 6, 13

*This class does not compete in regattas*

Opti Intro to Racing

For sailors with less than a year sailing in Optimists (or equivalent), who understand the basics of sailing and want an intro to racing skills. Boats provided. Answers to FAQ can be found here. Ages 8-11. (12 students max per class). Cost: $500

  • Five Days of Class
  • Sun 10am-2pm, dates as follows:
  • Mar 26
  • Apr 2, 23, 30
  • May 7

*This class does not compete in regattas*

Opti Race Team

For sailors who have completed Opti Intro to Race or have experience racing Optimists and seek to refine racing skills in a single handed boat. Boat ownership is mandatory. Charters available. Storage included in class fee. Answers to FAQ can be found here. Ages 8-13. Cost: $900; $1100 when also enrolled in FJ Intro

  • Season: Feb 4-May 13
  • Every Wed 3:30-6:30pm;
  • Sat 11am-5pm, specific dates as follows:
  • Feb 18, 25
  • Mar 11, 18, 25
  • Apr 1, 15
  • May 6

Regattas

  • Feb 4-5: Valentine's Regatta @ St. Pete YC, FL
  • Feb 11-12: Opti Winter #3 @ Encinal YC
  • Mar 4-5: Winter #4 @ PYSF
  • Apr 8-9: Winter #5 @ San Francisco YC

FJ Intro

For sailors who have outgrown the Optimist and want to learn how to race a double handed boat in preparation for High School racing at an introductory pace. Boats provided. Ages 11-13. (12 students max). *This class precedes 420 Intermediate, and is scheduled to allow joining the 420 Intermediate if ability warrants. Cost: $500

  • Five Days of Class
  • Sun 11am-3pm, specific dates as follows:
  • Mar 5, 12, 19
  • Apr 2, 9

*This class does not compete in regattas*

420 Intermediate

Sailors who have completed FJ Intro, 420/Laser Summer Course, or equivalent. Looking to perfect trapeze work, spinnaker handling, skippering and crewing. No partner needed. Boats provided. Answers to FAQ can be found here. Ages: 13-18. (12 students max). Cost: $650, or $1000 when also enrolled in High School Race Team

  • Every Friday in April and May 3:30-6:30pm
  • Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm, specific dates as follows:
  • Apr 22, 23, 29, 30
  • May 13

*This class does not compete in regattas*

*This class precedes invitation to the 420 Race Team.

420/Laser Race

Sailors must be invited to join the 420 Race Team. Participation in practice, regattas and on-land assignments is mandatory. Answers to FAQ can be found here. Cost: $900, or $1200 when also enrolled in High School Race Team

  • Season: Feb 4 - May 13
  • Every Friday 3:30-6:30pm
  • Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm, specific dates as follows:
  • Feb 4, 5
  • Mar 4, 5
  • Apr 8, 9, 22, 23, 29 30
  • May 13

Regattas

  • Feb 18-20: C420 Midwinter Championship
  • Mar 18-19: Spring Dinghy @ StFYC
  • May 6-7: Elvstrom/Zellerbach @ StFYC

High School Race Team

8th-12th graders. No experience needed. No pre-existing team needed. Practice happens in Redwood City. Regattas are locally in the Bay Area as well as throughout CA. Boats provided. Must be comfortable in the water. Answers to FAQ can be found here. Cost: $850

  • Season: Feb 7- May 13
  • Tues 3:30-6:30pm
  • Thurs 3:30-6:30pm
  • Sat Noon-4pm

Regattas

  • Feb 11-12: NorCal Div #2 @ PYSF
  • Feb 25-26: PCISA #4 @ Treasure Island
  • Mar 11-12: PCISA #5 @ UCSB
  • Mar 25-26: NorCal !-0Day #5 & #6 @ Richmond YC
  • Apr 1-2: NorCal Div #3 @ Treasure Island
  • Apr 22-23: Silver PCC's in SoCal (TBD)

Current Schools

  • Carlmont
  • Crystal Springs
  • Design Tech
  • Gunn
  • Los Altos
  • Los Gatos
  • Lynbrook
  • Menlo-Atherton
  • Palo Alto
  • San Mateo
  • Sequoia
  • St. Francis
  • Summit
  • Woodside