Get your kids in summer sailing camp

About Treasure Island Sailing Center:

The Treasure Island Sailing Center is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to improve our community and the sport of sailing by providing access, facilities, and sailing instruction to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, skill levels, and physical abilities.

The Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation mission is to support the growth of community sailing through seeking funding to provide sailing instruction, equipment, and facilities to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, physical abilities, and skill levels.

National Safe Boating Day at TISC Family Event:

On Saturday, May 22, TISC is hosting a local event on the San Francisco Bay to help educate the public about simple practices for water safety.

Local organizations will be on hand to provide proper life jacket fit, vessel safety checks, and safe boating information. Watch a Coast Guard rescue demonstration and get information on TISC sailing classes. Enjoy music, activities, free boat rides, and more. BBQ lunch is available for $5. But get to the event early -- the first 100 visitors receive a free life jacket!

Participating organizations include: Coast Guard Auxiliary, SFPD Marine Unit, SFFD, American Red Cross, and US Power Squadron.

Event Address:
Treasure Island Sailing Center
698 California Ave #112 (On Treasure Island)
San Francisco, Ca 94130
Phone: (415) 421-2225

Important links:

>> Facebook event invitation
>> National Safe Boating Council

SUMMER CAMP: For Ages 7-18

Dates: sign up going on now. Weekly camps run from June 14th-August 20th. Prices and daily schedules vary. There is some weekly child care and camps run full or half day.

Students learn to sail in a variety of dinghies and keelboats. Classes are offered at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced level. The beginner camp will get your child comfortable out on the water. Water safety, sailing fundamentals and basic maneuvers will be taught in a fun and safe manner. Intermediate camp will build upon the skills learned in beginner camp.

The sailors will gain a greater understanding of the points of sail, sail trim, and will be introduced to basic racing principles. Advanced sailors will have already mastered the basics and are ready to race. Sailors will learn boat-handling and boat speed as well as racing techniques and rules.


It's a full day camp including Beginning or Intermediate/Advanced sailing in the morning and "adventure activities" in the afternoon. Activities include kayaking, windsurfing, paddle boarding, and various games and activities.

Swimming Requirement: All students taking a sailing class must pass basic swim test including: 60 seconds of treading water, putting on and taking off a life jacket, paddling 10 yards. The swim test will be conducted on the first day of class before the sailing begins.

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