Spring 2017
  • Registration is now closed.
  • Order PYSF branded sailing gear by clicking here.
  • Spring classes run from Feb 4 to May 13.
  • Boats are provided for all introductory level classes.  Boat ownership needed for Race Teams.
  • Professional coaching
  • All sailors must wear a US Coast Guard approved life-jacket
  • Safety boat is present for all sessions
  • Cancellation Policy: $100 service charge for cancellation two weeks prior to first date of class. No refunds within two weeks of class start date.  Those not removed from the wait list due to oversubscription will be refunded class fees.
  • Contact PYSF Treasurer, Karen Werner about scholarships that are available and help PYSF achieve its mission to be a community sailing group that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay.
2017 Spring Classes

ClassesDescriptionTuition2016 Timing2016 Regattas
Opti Learn-  to-Sail 

Learn the basics of sailing while developing skills to prepare for sailing with others at PYSF and in the Bay Area.  Although no experience is necessary, sailors must be comfortable in the water while wearing a life jacket. Boats provided.  Ages 8-11. (12 students max per class)

 $650Eight Days of Class 
Sat 10am-2pm 

Mar 25 

Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 

May 6, 13

 *This class does not compete in regattas*
Opti Intro to Racing 

For sailors with less than a year sailing in Optimists (or equivalent), who understand the basics of sailing and want an intro to racing skills.  Boats provided.  Ages 8-11.  (12 students max per class).


Five Days of Class  
Sun 10am-2pm

Mar 26

Apr 2, 23, 30

May 7

*This class does not compete in regattas*

Opti Race Team

For sailors who have completed Opti Intro to Race or have experience racing Optimists and seek to refine racing skills  in a single handed boat.  Boat ownership is mandatory.  Charters available.  Storage included in class fee.  Ages 8-13.


$1100 when also enrolled in FJ Intro

Season: Feb 4-May 13

Every Wed
Sat 11am-5pm
*specific dates below            


Feb 18, 25

Mar 11, 18, 25 Apr 1, 15

May 6

Feb 4-5: Valentine's Regatta @ St. Pete YC, FL        
Feb 11-12: Opti Winter #3 @ Encinal YC
Mar 4-5: Winter #4 @ PYSF 
Apr 8-9: Winter #5 @ San Francisco YC

 FJ Intro

For sailors who have outgrown the Optimist and want to learn how to race a double handed boat in preparation for High School racing at an introductory pace.  Boats provided.  Ages 11-13. (12 students max). *This class precedes 420 Intermediate, and is scheduled to allow joining the 420 Intermediate if ability warrants.


Five Days of Class
Sun 11am-3pm.  

Mar 5, 12, 19, Apr 2, 9

 *This class does not compete in regattas*
420 Intermediate 

Sailors who have completed FJ Intro, 420/Laser Summer Course, or equivalent.  Looking to perfect trapeze work, spinnaker handling, skippering and crewing.  No partner needed.  Boats provided.  Ages: 13-18. (12 students max) 

 $650, or

$1000 when also enrolled in High School Race Team

Every Friday in April and May.  

Fri 3:30-6:30pm

Sat 11am-5pm

Sun 11am-5pm

*specific dates below

Weekends: April 22, 23, 29, 30, May 13 


 *This class does not compete in regattas*

*This class precedes invitation to the 420 Race Team.
420/Laser Race

Sailors must be invited to join the 420 Race Team.  Participation in practice, regattas and on-land assignments is mandatory.  

$900, or

$1200 when also enrolled in High School Race Team
Season: Feb 4- May 13

Every Friday 3:30-6:30pm    
Sat 11am-5pm   Sun 11am-5pm
*specific dates below                         


Feb 4, 5

Mar 4, 5

Apr 8, 9, 22, 23, 29 30

May 13

Feb 18-20: C420 Midwinter Championship                   
Mar 18-19:  Spring Dinghy @ StFYC                                                        
May 6-7: Elvstrom/Zellerbach @ StFYC                            

High School Race Team

8th-12th graders.  No experience needed.  No pre-existing team needed.  Practice happens in Redwood City.  Regattas are locally in the Bay Area as well as throughout CA. Boats provided.  Must be comfortable in the water. 

$850Season: Feb 7- May 13

Tues 3:30-6:30pm  
Thurs 3:30-6:30pm        
Sat Noon-4pm.    

Feb 11-12: NorCal Div #2 @ PYSF            
Feb 25-26: PCISA #4 @ Treasure Island              
Mar 11-12: PCISA #5 @ UCSB
Mar 25-26: NorCal !-0Day #5 & #6 @ Richmond YC
Apr 1-2: NorCal Div #3 @ Treasure Island         
Apr 22-23: Silver PCC's in SoCal (TBD)       

Current Schools:
Crystal Springs
Design Tech
Los Altos
Los Gatos
Palo Alto
San Mateo
St. Francis