Learn to Sail, Prepare to Race, Compete for Fun – All at PYSF
Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation (PYSF) provides instruction, coaching, practice, and racing opportunities for youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some have become top sailors in the US.

Year-round sailing programs provide opportunities for kids to learn to sail and develop sailing skills using Optimists, Flying Juniors, 420s, and Lasers. Sailors are trained to compete in local regattas in preparation for events along the West Coast. Clinics are offered for experienced members and summer camps are a fun way for young beginners to learn to sail, and race, in small boats.

Come Prepared
  • US Coast Guard Approved Lifejacket
  • Bailer (plastic juice/bleach/milk jug with bottom cut off)
  • Pinnie
  • Sailing Boots (best), aqua shoes, or rubber soled shoes (old tennis shoes)
  • Gloves
  • Packed lunch in a large zip lock bag
  • Snack bars stored in lifejacket
  • Water Bottle
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat to shade sun or protect from cold depending on the weather forecast
  • Change of clothes
  • Wetsuit or spray top and bottoms
  • Shin Guards – optional
  • Helmet - optional, but strongly recommended
  • Order PYSF branded sailing gear by clicking here.
For Regattas Add:
  • Signed Waiver
  • Payment
  • Boat and sail number along with names of other team members
Sequoia Yacht CLub
We encourage all of PYSF sailors and families to join Sequoia Yacht Club.  Friendly neighbors who open their doors (and docks!) to us on a regular basis.  Please visit their website or stop by for more information.