Youth Learn to Sail

Safety First!

Day 1 of Learn To Sail includes a capsize drill.

A certified instructor will capsize the boat with the junior sailors.

The instructor will then walk the sailors through the process to right the boat. 

2024  Youth Sailing Schedule
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June 2024

June 10-14  Youth Learn to Sail Session 1 (Half and Full Day) 

June 17-21 Youth Learn to Sail Session 2 (Half and Full Day) 

 June 24-28  Youth Learn to Sail Session 3 (Half and Full Day) 

July 2024

July 1-3 Junior Keelboat (Half Day PM) CANCELLED

July 1-3 Community Sailing (AM-register through Sandusky Rec)

July 8-12  Youth Learn to Sail Session 4 (Half and Full Day  FULL

July 22-26  Youth Learn to Sail Session 5 (Half and Full Day) FULL


August 2024

July 29-Aug 2  Youth Advanced Sailing Camp (Full Day) 5 SPOTS REMAINING CALL FOR PERMISSION TO REGISTER


In years past, we have hosted our Junior Keelboat class 

at the Sandusky Yacht Club.  In 2024, we are happy to continue

offering classes at SYC and look forward to what 2024 has to bring. 

During the week long Learn To Sail sessions, our more experienced Junior Race Team members have the opportunity to be Junior Instructors.    

course descriptions & Cost

Learn to Sail  (Age 7-17) 

A typical day: 

HALF DAY - 9:00a-12:00p 

$280/wk Sponsor Member *

$305/wk Non-Member

FULL DAY - 9:00a-4:00p

$465/wk Sponsor Member *

$490/wk Non-member

Kayaking/ Boating Safety  (Age 10-17)

HALF DAY - 1:00p-4:00p

$280/wk Sponsor Member *

$305/wk Non-Member

JR KeelBoat Program  (Age 12-17)

The JR KeelBoat program is a modified version of our Adult KeelBoat program.  The schedule and skill lessons are similar to our traditional Learn To Sail program but all skills are practiced with an instructor on a KeelBoat rather than the dinghy boats used in Learn To Sail.  

HALF DAY - 1:00p-4:00p 

$280/wk Sponsor Member *

$305/wk Non-Member

Advanced Sailing  (Age 7-17)

FULL DAY - 9:00a-4:00p

$465/wk Sponsor Member

$490/wk Non-member

*Sponsor Members:

Sandusky Sailing Club, Sandusky Yacht Club



Please click the links below to register for the programs you would like to register for.  Please remember you need one registration per sailor.  

What to bring to a week of Learn to Sail:

sunscreen (Lotion, NO SPRAYS)

close-toe shoes that can get wet (NO sandals, slides or flip-flops)

Clothes that can get wet


lunch (full day class only)


refillable water bottle

Life Jacket/PFD (Optional and can be provided by SJSI)

In order to keep everyone in our program safe, airborne contaminants  ARE NOT PERMITTED in our program.  These include but are not limited to: body sprays, colognes, perfumes, spray sunscreen, aerosol sprays, vape cartridges, cigarettes, etc...  Many people can be allergic to these items and could have a potential reaction.  Completely removing them from our program keeps everyone safe while respecting the privacy of the participants in our program. 

What I need to know Day 1 of Learn to Sail:

Drop off is at the Clubhouse (9am)

Pick up is at the Clubhouse (Half Day 12pm/Full Day 4pm)

Drive up to the gate and it will open

Forms must be signed on day 1 of registration (please arrive early)

Parents must sign students in and out daily

All cars must park in the parking spaces of the Sailing Center and NOT in the gravel.

Youth Cancellations/Refunds

Youth Learn to Sail classes are a rain or shine event.  Refunds are not issued, but schedule changes may be requested on a case by case basis, and based on availability in the desired class.  If a class roster is full, a student can not be moved into that class.

Located at:

Sandusky Sailing Club * 814 Water Street * Sandusky, Ohio 44870

(Sessions 1,2,3,4, Jr Keelboat)

Sandusky Yacht Club * 529 E Water Street * Sandusky, Ohio 44870

(Sessions 5, Advanced Camp)


Mailing address:

PO Box 254    Huron, Ohio 44839