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SUMMER CAMP

Tacoma Yacht Club Summer Sailing Camp is about having fun, being challenged and growing.  Our certified sailing instructors goal is for each camper to have an amazing experience and learn new skills that will not only help them in sailing but throughout their life. 

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. 

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

AGES 6-7

9:30AM - 4PM

$210 per week

$170 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

We are hopeful that Jellyfish will be offered in 2021. We are unable to open registration for Jellyfish due to COVID-19 Public Health Guidance. Please sign up for the interest list and we will contact you if we are able to run!

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AGES 11-18

9:30AM - 4PM

$425 per week

$385 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 single-handed boats. 

  • Build proficiency in basic sailing 

  • Sail independently in a Laser 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

Single person boats (Lasers) will be used for instruction for summer 2021​

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AGES 8-12

9:30AM - 4PM

$425 per week

$385 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 two locations for Summer 2021

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AGES 11-18

9:30AM - 4PM

$425 per week

$385 w/ TYC Member discount

​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​. All 2021 programming is currently planned in single person boats (Lasers), but double-handed boats may be available by summer 2021

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

AGES 8-12

9:30AM - 4PM

$425 per week

$385 w/ TYC Member discount

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

Please note that participation requires a recommendation from a TYC or GHYC instructor - All 2021 Intermediate Opti Classes will be hosted by GHYC Junior Sail. 

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AGES 11-18

9:30AM - 4PM

$425 per week

$385 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-person boats.

  • Build proficiency in basic sailing 

  • Sail with a friend or classmate

  • 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

We are hopeful that double-handed sailing will be offered in 2021. Please sign up for the interest list and we will contact you if we are able to run!

In 2021 we will continue our partnership with GHYC Junior Sail to offer excellent sailing education to youth in the Gig Harbor and Tacoma communities. We will continue to adapt as needed to the COVID-19 pandemic and have adjusted programming for 2021. Read more about our COVID-19 response here.

Mailing Address:

5401 Yacht Club Rd.

Tacoma, WA  98407

​Summer Location:

3418 White Cloud Ave NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

tycjrsail@gmail.com

Tel: 253-242-3616
 

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