Sarasota Youth Sailing

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

– Mark Twain


Sarasota Youth Sailing Celebrates 35 Years of SAILFEST!


Please join us this year in celebrating at our annual major fundraising regatta for youth sailors. This year, SAILFEST’23 will be held at the historic Sarasota Sailing Squadron on Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, 2023. There are many ways to get involved in supporting our nonprofit youth sailing organization this year and making a difference for the community we serve! 

About SYS

Sarasota Youth Sailing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that provides sailing instruction and coaching for all youth sailors.  We are a year round program with options for everyone.

Sarasota Youth Sailing Mission Statement

Our mission is to encourage youth sailors to experience the joy of sailing in a safe and fun environment. We strive to impart a love of sailing as a life sport, while providing the fundamental skills necessary for participants to advance in the sport as far as their desire, skill and hard work may take them. We promote ethical behavior among our sailors and teach life-long lessons, which build character, foster teamwork, develop self-reliance and instill respect for the marine environment.

Sarasota Youth Sailing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

Accredited by US Sailing

Spring 2023 Race Team Practice

Saturday – Sunday

10:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday – Thursday

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Mobile Office Hours

Saturday – Sunday

10:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday – Thursday

2:00pm – 7:00pm