Adult Programs

You know you’ve always wanted to learn to sail. Now’s the time! Our program emphasizes how to sail, while being safe and having fun.

Sailing classes are offered on a local lake. Classes are taught in an open-air classroom setting and on the water. We offer weekday and weekend classes. See this year’s schedule of classes.

Cost for the class is $200 per student. South Whidbey Yacht Club members receive a $50 reduction. We accommodate participants with special needs as much as possible.

Read additional information here.


Beginning Sailing

Each student will sail in a 12-ft. SF Pelican with one other student and an experienced sailor. After the two students are comfortable and feel safe, they may sail without the instructor. This is a perfect class for someone with no sailing knowledge at all but who has a desire to get on the water and learn how to sail. It’s a great class for others who might have some sailing experience but want to gain more confidence.

Intermediate Sailing

We also offer Intermediate Small Boat Sailing. Emphasis will be on learning to sail faster and smarter with greater confidence. You will also explore sail racing, as a means to practice more complex maneuvers and learn to gain power using sail shape controls.  Intermediate students will have completed enough beginning classes or the equivalent practical time at the tiller to feel comfortable on their own in a small sailboat. This is also a great time for more experienced sailors to brush up on their racing skills.  Classes will run concurrently in all sessions.  Self-identify at the first class and you’ll be provided the proper course material and assigned a boat and instructor for this class. Lido 14s are also available.

Register now with South Whidbey Parks & Recreation!