The Youth Program is structured around “sail and learn” sessions in which kids get hands-on sailing experience under supervision of an instructor and parent helpers on Saturdays and Sunday afternoons during the summer. The program fosters self-confidence, independence, and responsibility, with the main goal of the program being to teach the young sailors to be completely comfortable and independent in a sailboat. For the kids that have the basics of sailing down, reach races will be held on specific Sundays afternoons where the kids race just off the club pier with parents cheering them on.

2018 SSC Youth Sailing Clinic Dates



        Saturday, May 19th - Beginner:  9:30am-12:30pm; Intermediate:  12:00pm-3:00pm
        Sunday, May 20th - Beginner:  12:30pm-3:30pm; Intermediate:  3:00pm-6:00pm
        Saturday, July 14th - Beginner:  9:30am-12:30pm; Intermediate:  12:00pm-3:00pm
        Sunday, July 15th - Beginner:  12:30pm-3:30pm; Intermediate:  3:00pm-6:00pm
        Saturday, Oct 6th, - Beginner:  9:30am-12:30pm; Intermediate:  12:00pm-3:00pm
        Sunday, Oct 7th - Beginner:  12:30pm-3:30pm; Intermediate:  3:00pm-6:00pm


Please sign up online for the clinics at:


Intermediate Clinics are geared for sailors that

  • Can safely and competently sail a boat out of the harbor and return to the harbor
  • Can right their boat by themselves
  • Know how to rig the boat they are sailing (although they may require assistance)
  • Know the difference between a tack and jibe
  • Are familiar with sailing terms and the parts of a sailboat

Beginner Clinics are geared for sailors that

  • Do not meet the Intermediate criteria
  • Recommended minimum age is 7


  • SSC Members - free
  • Non-members - $25 (per clinic)

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Club owned boats are available for members and their kids to use after they have been checked out. For more information, please contact Ted Hamilton at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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The most important lesson for parents at SSC Youth Camp – kids learn to rig their own boat!