Sailing Introduction

 Participants will learn basic sailing skills at a slow and comfortable pace. This class is designed to make the young sailor comfortable! A minimum of six participants is needed by early fee deadline. Float tests are required for students taking their first Island Rec sailing class. No class Tuesday, July 4. Classes held at Percich Pond across from the Lavender Farm.
2017 participant information

Ages 8-11
Early Fee: $175 expires Jun 22, $185 thereafter
STRO-s17 • 10am-1pm, July 3 and 5-7 MWThF
STRO2-s17 • 2-5pm, July 3 and 5-7 MWThF


Sailing Basic

Participants will learn to rig, tack, jibe, recover from a capsize and other basic skills while sailing solo in El Toros. This class is designed around the Red Cross, Learn to Sail Book (required, $22). A practical and written test is given at the end of the session. Mastery of all basic skills is required before moving on to the intermediate class. It is expected that some participants will need to take this class multiple times before moving on to intermediate. A minimum of six participants is needed by early fee deadline. Float tests are required for students taking their first Island Rec sailing class. Sailing classes are a recommended prerequisite for sailors who may want to join the sailing team starting in seventh grade. Sailing classes are offered cooperatively by the San Juan Sailing Foundation and Island Rec.

2017 participant information

Ages 9+
All Basic classes are held at Percich Pond across from the Lavender Farm
Early Fee: $200, $210 thereafter
SB1-s17 • Early Fee expires Jun 15. 10am-1pm, June 26-30
SB2-s17 • Early Fee expires Jun 15. 2-5pm, June 26-30
SB3-s17 • Early fee expires Jun 29. 10am-1pm, July 10-14
SB5-s17 • Early fee expires Jul 6. 10am-1pm, July 17-21
SB6-s17 • Early fee expires Jul 6. 10am-1pm, July 24-28

Sailing Basic Teen & Adult
Ages 13+
SB4-s17 • Early Fee: $200 expires Jun 29, $210 thereafter
Percich Pond 2-5pm, July 10-14


Sailing Intermediate

This class starts with a three-day skills refresher in El Toros and Lasers at Percich Pond. Then the class moves to Jackson Beach for the last two days to sail in Lasers, saltwater, currents and tides! This class will help improve boat handling skills and learn some racing. The class is designed around the Red Cross, Learn to Sail Book (required, $22). A practical and written test is given at the end of the session. Mastery of all intermediate skills is required before moving on to the Double Handed Sloop Sailing class. It is expected that some participants will need to take this class multiple times before moving on to Sloop. A minimum of six participants is needed by early fee deadline.

2017 participant information

Ages 10+
SINT-s17 • Early Fee: $225 expires Jul 6, $235 thereafter
Percich Pond & Jackson Beach 2-5pm, July 17-21

SINT2-s17 • Early Fee: $225 expires Jul 13, $235 thereafter
Percich Pond & Jackson Beach 2-5pm, July 24-28



 

Sailing Double Handed Sloop

 Participants will learn to work as a team in boats with two sails and improve their boat handling and strategic sailing skills. Sailors will practice both as crew and as skipper and learn some navigation and chart reading and some racing tactics and rules. Class is held at Jackson Beach. Participants must have passed intermediate to take this class. A minimum of eight participants is needed by early fee deadline.

2017 participant information

Ages 11+
SAD-s17 • Early fee: $260 expires Jul 20, $270 thereafter
Jackson Beach 10am-4pm, July 31-Aug 4