Summer 2019 Camps

  • Summer Registration is OPEN!!
  • LINK to Registration
  • Camps run Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, from June 17 to August 2.
  • 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: A processing fee of $50 will be applied to any cancellations. No refunds within 2 weeks of class start date.
  • Waitlist: There is no charge to be on the waitlist. When notified, you have 24 hours to accept/decline your spot.
  • 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.
  • Discounts available if you register for 4+ camps. Contact PYSF Treasurer.

Learn-to-Sail

This is a fun, in-depth two-week camp that teaches the basics of sailing. Time will be spent both on land, and on the water learning wind direction, boat nomenclature, knots, and basic sailing techniques. Although no experience is necessary, sailors must be comfortable in the water while wearing a life jacket. Camp is Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Ages 8-11. $850 per camp. (*plus a 5% processing fee)

  • Camp 1: June 17-29
  • Camp 2: July 8-19
  • Camp 3: July 22-Aug 2

Opti Intro-to-Race

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. Camp is Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Ages 8-11. $500 per camp. (*plus a 5% processing fee)

  • Camp 1: June 17-21
  • Camp 2: June 24-28
  • Camp 3: July 8-12
  • Camp 4: July 15-19
  • Camp 5: July 22-26

Opti Race Camp

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. Sailors will be competing in regattas throughout the Bay Area on weekends. Boat ownership is mandatory after one season of Race Team Membership. Charters available. Storage included in class fee. Participation in weekend regattas expected. Many Race Team members participate in Opti Nationals each summer. This is optional, noted in italics. Camp is Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Ages 8-15. $850 per camp. (*plus a 5% processing fee)

  • Camp 1: June 17-29
  • Camp 2: July 8-19
  • Camp 3: July 22-Aug 2

Regattas

Harken #4 (Opti Heavy Weather) @ StFYC: ??

BAYS Summer Series #1 @ RYC: June 29-30

BAYS Summer Series #2 @ EYC: July 20-21

Opti Nationals @ Grosse Pointe, MI: July 24-28

BAYS Summer Series #3 @ SFYC: Aug 3-4

BAYS Summer Series #4 @ TISC: Aug 31-Sept 1

Opti West Coast Champs

Opti PCC’s

FJ Intro Camp

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. Camp is Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Ages 11-14. $500 per camp. *This class precedes 420/Laser Camp. (*plus a 5% processing fee)

  • Camp 1: June 24-28
  • Camp 2: July 8-12
  • Camp 3: July 15-19
  • Camp 4: July 22-26
  • Camp 5: July 29-Aug 2

420/Laser Intro Camp

Sailors who have completed FJ Intro (or equivalent) and/or High School Sailing that want to learn how to handle the 15 ft. singlehanded Laser and the two-person C420 with spinnaker and trapeze. Sailor MUST be a competent skipper. Boats provided. Camp is Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. $900 per camp. Ages: 12-18. (*plus a 5% processing fee)

  • Camp 1: June 17-29
  • Camp 2: July 8-19
  • Camp 3: July 22-Aug 2

420 Race Team

Sailors currently on the 420 Race Team and in the 420 Intermediate Class are encouraged to take this course. The hours of practice are set to allow the sailors to work, attend summer school, etc and still continue to build on their skills over the summer months. There are two levels of regattas below. (The higher level regattas are in itallics.) Cost per team member is $800. (*plus a 5% processing fee)

  • 9 Practice Days (practice time -- 5 to 8 p.m.)
  • 5 Bay Area Regattas

Practice Days:

  • June 18, 20, 25, 27
  • July 16, 18, 23, 25, 30

Regattas:

  • Sears Qualifier @ PYSF: June 15-16 *sailed in Open 5.70s
  • BAYS Summer Series #1 @ RYC: June 29-30 *Bemis Qualifier
  • C420 Class Clinic @ PYSF: July 6-9 (*separate fee/registration)
  • C420 North Americans @ StFYC: July 10-14
  • BAYS Summer Series #2 @ EYC: July 20-21
  • US Women's Doublehanded Champs @ SDYC: July 19-24
  • C420 Nationals @ Newport, RI: July 22-24
  • US Sailing Chubb Finals (Sears/Bemis/Smythe) @ PYSF: Aug 7-11
  • BAYS Summer Series #3 @ SFYC : Aug 3-4
  • BAYS Summer Series #4 @ TISC: Aug 31-Sept 1