Spring 2019 Classes

  • **SPRING 2019 Schedule Under Construction**
  • Registration for Spring 2019 will be open Jan 2nd and will close January 22nd.
  • Registration Link Coming Soon.
  • Classes run from Feb 16-May 19.
  • Mandatory Info Night Jan 31st, 6-8pm.
  • 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.
  • PYSF Scholarships are available to help PYSF achieve its mission to be a community sailing group that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship. Contact treasurer@pysf.us if you have any questions.

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: $700

  • Sat 10am-2pm, (8 Days):
    • February 16, 23
    • March 2, 9, 23
    • April 13, 20, May 4

*Some kids pick up the sport quickly, while others may repeat learn-to-sail multiple times before advancing. Your instructors will update you on the sailor's progress towards the end of the course. This class does not compete in regattas.*

Opti Intro-to-Race

For sailors with less than a year sailing in Cubes, 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. Cost: $550

  • Sundays 10am-4pm, (5 Days):
    • February 17, 24
    • March 3, 10, 24

*This class does not compete in regattas.*

Opti Race Team: Green Fleet

For sailors who have completed Opti Intro-to-Race or equivalent and seek to refine their racing skills in a single handed boat. Boat ownership is mandatory after your first season on the team. Charters available. Storage included in class fee. Answers to FAQ can be found here. Ages 8-13. Cost: $900

  • Season: Feb 16-May 19
  • Every Wed 3:30-6:30pm, and
  • Sat 10am-5pm, (4 Days):
    • February 16
    • March 9
    • April 20
    • May 18

Regattas

  • Feb 9-10: BAYS Winter #3 @ Treasure Island
  • Feb 23-24: Harken #1 @ Cal YC
  • March 16-17: BAYS Winter #4 @ SFYC
  • April 6-7: Harken #2 @ SFYC
  • May 11: Family FUNdraiser Regatta @ PYSF
  • May 18-19: Harken #3 @ Cabrillo Beach YC

Opti Race Team: Champ Fleet

For sailors who have graduated out of Green Fleet (or equivalent) 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: $1000, or $1250 when also enrolled in High School Race Team/FJ Intro/420 Intermediate.

  • Season: Feb 16-May 19
  • Every Wed 3:30-6:30pm, and
  • Sat 10am-5pm, (6 Days):
    • February 16
    • March 2, 9
    • April 13, 20
    • May 18

Regattas

  • Feb 9-10: BAYS Winter #3 @ Treasure Island
  • Feb 23-24: Harken #1 @ Cal YC
  • March 1-3: Sunshine State Champs @ Jensen Beach, FL
  • March 16-17: BAYS Winter #4 @ SFYC
  • April 6-7: Harken #2 @ SFYC
  • April 27-May 5: Opti Team Trials @ Cal YC (*must qualify)
  • May 11: Family FUNdraiser Regatta @ PYSF
  • May 18-19: Harken #3 @ Cabrillo Beach YC

*For those current Race Team members unable to register for the season due to school/other sport schedules, we offer a per regatta fee. This can be used at one event over the season. Our intention is to build a team that works and improves together. And not to become an a la carte program. Please contact the Director if this is your scenario for the Spring.

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. This is also for those new to the sport and looking to learn the basics. Boats provided. Ages 11++. This class precedes High School Race Team (for those not yet in 8th grade) and 420 Intermediate. Cost: $550

  • Sun 10am-3pm, (5 Days):
    • February 17
    • March 3, 24
    • April 14
    • May 5

*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. This class precedes invitation to the 420 Race Team. Cost: $700, or $1000 when also enrolled in High School Race Team

  • Season runs Feb 16-May 19
  • Every Friday in Feb, Mar and May 3:30-6:30pm (Not April)
  • Sun 10am-4pm, (4 Days):
    • February 17
    • March 3
    • May 5, 19

*This class does not compete in regattas*

420 Race Team

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: $1000, or $1250 when also enrolled in High School Race Team

  • Season: Feb 16-May 19
  • Every Friday 3:30-6:30pm, and
  • Sun 10am-5pm, (4 Days):
    • April 14
    • May 5, 12, May 19

Regattas

  • Feb 9-10: BAYS Winter #3 @ Treasure Island
  • Feb 16-18: C420 Midwinters @ Jensen Beach, FL
  • March 16-17: BAYS Winter #4 @ SFYC
  • March 23-24: Spring Dinghy @ StFYC
  • March 30-31: Perry #4 @ SDYC (Ida Lewis teams?)
  • May 11: Family FUNdraiser Regatta @ PYSF
  • May 25-26: Heavy Weather Clinic @ StFYC
  • June 22-23: BAYS Summer #1 @ RYC (Bemis Qualifier)

*For those current Race Team members unable to register for the season due to school/other sport schedules, we offer a per regatta fee. This can be used at one event over the season. Our intention is to build a team that works and improves together. And not to become an a la carte program. Please contact the Director if this is your scenario for the Spring. Pairings for regattas and practice are done by the coaching staff and coordinated through the sailors.

High School Race Team

8th-12th graders. No experience needed. No pre-existing team needed. Attendance at every practice is preferred, but not mandatory. Regattas happen within the Bay Area, as well as throughout CA. Must be comfortable in the water. Boats provided. Answers to FAQ can be found here. Cost: $850

  • Season: Feb 16-May 19
  • Every Thurs: 3:30-6:30pm (Design Tech Only on Wed), and
  • Sat: Noon-5pm, (6 Days):
    • February 16
    • March 2, 23
    • April 20
    • May 4, 18

Regattas

  • Feb 2-3: NorCal 1-Day #5 and #6 @ Treasure Island
  • Feb 9-10: BAYS Winter #3 @ Treasure Island *non-HS event*
  • Feb 23-24: PCISA #4 (Golden Bear) @ Treasure Island
  • Mar 9-10: PCISA #5 (Gaucho) @ UCSB
  • Mar 16-17: BAYS Winter #4 @ SFYC *non-HS event*
  • Mar 30-31: NorCal Divisional Champs @ PYSF
  • Apr 13-14: Gold/Silver PCC's @ Mission Bay YC
  • Apr 27-28: Team Race PCC's @ PYSF

*Regatta participation is based on ability level and team size. Those schools of 4 sailors or more are eligible for every regatta listed. Those smaller teams, and/or those less experienced are suited for the local 1-Day regattas. Sailors that enroll as 8th graders are assigned by the Director to the school they plan on attending for the following year. Pairings for regattas are done by the coaching staff and coordinated through the Parent Reps for each school.

Current Schools (*4 or more sailors)

  • Crystal Springs Uplands School *
  • Design Tech High School *
  • German Intl School of Silicon Valley
  • Gunn High School*
  • Homestead High School
  • Khan Lab School*
  • Los Altos High School
  • Menlo
  • Menlo-Atherton
  • Mountain View*
  • Palo Alto High School
  • Waldorf
  • Woodside High School