Learn to Sail



Join Sarasota Youth Sailing coaches for Sunday morning introductory Optimist sailing lessons!

This course is geared towards youth sailors ages 7-12 who are interested in learning the basics of Optimist sailing, and are perhaps interested in joining our Green Fleet Race Team in the spring of 2024 (not required).

Time: This 2 week class taking place Sunday morning from 9am-12pm.

Cost: $100 for a 2 week session. A one day “drop In” rate $65.

Scholarships are available for this course. No regattas fees or additional fees, charter included. 

What to bring: Please wear clothes or swim gear that you can get wet, a change of clothes, closed toed shoes that will protect your feet from rocks, sun protection (sunblock, hat, sunglasses, sun protective hooded or long sleeved shirt if possible), life jacket, refillable water bottle with a clip or hook to attach to your boat. 

Parking: You may drop off your sailor at Sarasota Youth Sailing, but parking inside the club is reserved for Sarasota Sailing Squadron members. Memberships are always available and recommended for parents.

This registration has a class minimum.  If we have less the minimum sailors registered, we reserve the right to cancel class.    

Questions? Call or TEXT 941.504.4236

Session A – March 3 &10
Session B – March 24 & 31

Session C – April 14 & 21