Kids Programs

Youth Camp

Summer Youth Camp

These fun and exciting one-week sailing camps run Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm every week June through August at Spinnaker Sailing School in Redwood City. This program is designed for kids ages 11-17 years old.

Each day consists of classroom, dockside and on the water instruction. Groups of up to 4 students will receive classroom instruction and will get hands-on experience learning to sail 25 foot keelboats.  Includes ASA certification.

The Basic Keelboat Camp

Students will learn:

  • Safety
  • Aids to navigation
  • Right of way rules
  • Nomenclature
  • Rigging
  • Sail theory
  • Balance
  • Basic sailing quadrant
  • Setting up the boat
  • Hoisting sails
  • Points of sail
  • Steering
  • Tacking
  • Jibbing
  • Trimming
  • Crew overboard recovery
  • Maneuvering under power
  • Docking
  • and more…

Spinnaker Sailing School has been teaching kids and adults how to sail since 1980. Instructors are certified by the American Sailing Association and besides being excellent sailors are GREAT teachers making learning safe and fun!

What to Bring

Students should dress comfortably and wear soft-soled shoes (no black soles). Bring a backpack or duffel with a jacket, sunscreen, hat (with strap or clip), and sunglasses with strap. Kids should bring their own lunch and something to drink.

The Cost

$795 for each four day camp. $596.25 for club members.


Full payment is required in advance to confirm enrollment.
Call today to sign up! (650) 363-1390.

Class Schedule