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SUMMER CAMP

Tacoma Yacht Club Summer Sailing Camp is about having fun, being challenged and learning new skills.  Our goal is for each camper to have an amazing experience and gain confidence that will not only help them in sailing but throughout their life. Each class is taught by a US SAILING Certified Sailing Instructor.

Start your adventure today at our summer sail camp!

Sail Camp is operated in partnership with GHYC Junior Sail. Please be sure to confirm the location of your class during registration. 

Scholarships are available for participation in GHYC Junior Sail and TYC Junior Sail for camp and race team programs for families who demonstrate financial need. See our Scholarship Application for details. 

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The youngest group of sailors ages 6-8 often go swimming to pack in summer fun

AGES 6-8
9:30AM - 12:30PM
1:00PM - 4:00PM

$225 per week
$185 w/ TYC Member discount

Jellyfish class allows for a comfortable introduction to sailing for young children ages 6-8.  Our approach introduces sailing concepts in a fun and safe way that allows kids to build confidence before sailing on their own​.

  • Mixture of land and water based activities

  • Sailing with an instructor

  • Focused on building comfort and familiarity with sailing

Sailors will be in close proximity with a others while sailing and families should consider if they are comfortable with this before enrolling. Jellyfish classes will be offered at the Wollochet Bay Outstation - TYC Junior Sail for Summer 2022

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AGES 12-18

9:30AM - 4PM

$445 per week
$405 w/ TYC Member discount

​Teen class is designed for sailors ages 11-18 who are new to the sport.  We recommend sailors over 105 lbs, or who may be tall for their age, start with this class.  Sailors will learn the basics in double-handed boats. 

  • Build proficiency in basic sailing 

  • Sail with a partner in a 420 sailboat

  • Using sailing skills for games and activities such as a scavenger hunt, basic racing, and relays

  • Take an Intermediate Teen class or begin sailing in a Narrows Race Team program with instructor recommendation

Participants are encouraged to sign up with a partner for this camp. Sailors will be in close proximity with a partner throughout the day, and families should consider if they are comfortable with this before enrolling.

Teen classes will be offered at the Wollochet Bay Outstation - TYC Junior Sail and West Shore Marina - GHYC Junior Sail for Summer 2022

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AGES 8-12

9:30AM - 4PM

$445 per week
$405 w/ TYC Member discount

​Youth class is the best place for sailors ages 8-12 and under 105 lbs.  Sailors get the opportunity to build skills on their own in boats designed for kids.  

  • Build proficiency in basic sailing skills including tacking, jibing, sailing upwind and downwind

  • Sailing independently in an Opti

  • Using sailing skills for games and activities such as a scavenger hunt, basic racing, and relays

  • Take an Intermediate Opti class after completion and with instructor recommendation

Youth classes will be offered at the Wollochet Bay Outstation - TYC Junior Sail and West Shore Marina - GHYC Junior Sail for Summer 2022

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AGES 12-18
9:30AM - 4PM
or 1:00PM - 4:00PM

$445 full day & $225 half dayTYC Member discount available

​Intermediate Teen class is designed for sailors who have demonstrated skills in a Teen or Youth class and are ready to learn more.  Kids over 105 lbs should take this class.

  • Build proficiency in boat handling and basic racing skills 

  • Sail with a partner in an FJ or sail independently in a Laser

  • Work toward an invitation to the Narrows Race Team

Participation requires a recommendation from a TYC or GHYC instructor​. Participants are encouraged to sign up with a partner for this camp. Sailors will be in close proximity with a partner throughout the day, and families should consider if they are comfortable with this before enrolling.

Teen Intermediate classes will be offered at the Wollochet Bay Outstation - TYC Junior Sail  and West Shore Marina - GHYC Junior Sail for Summer 2022

Being the skipper is a new adventure for young sailors.  Many kids gain confidence and independence during camp

AGES 8-12
9:30AM - 4PM
or 1:00PM - 4:00PM

$445 full day & $225 half day
TYC Member discount available

Intermediate Opti class is designed for sailors who have demonstrated basic sailing skills in a Youth class and who are interested in learning more.  Kids under 105 lbs should take this class.

  • Build proficiency in boat-handling and basic racing skills

  • Sail independently in an Opti racing boat

  • Try out racing in a learner-friendly setting and work to be invited to the Narrows Race Team

Participation requires a recommendation from a TYC or GHYC instructor.  Opti Intermediate classes will be offered at West Shore Marina - GHYC Junior Sail for Summer 2022

In 2022 we will continue our partnership with GHYC Junior Sail to offer excellent sailing education to youth in the Gig Harbor and Tacoma communities.

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Scholarships

Our partner program, GHYC Junior Sail, offers scholarships for eligible sailors to participate

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