South Whidbey Yacht Club

Adult Sailing Programs

Sailing classes are offered on a local lake. Classes are taught in an open-air classroom setting and on the water. 

The cost for the class is $250 per student. South Whidbey Yacht Club members receive a $50 discount. We accommodate participants with special needs as much as possible. Please let the instructors know in advance so that we can prepare the boats appropriately.

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. 

All sessions will be able to accommodate both Beginning and Intermediate Sailing:

2023:  Three adult classes were held:  June 3 & 4, June 5-8 and June 10-11 on Lone Lake  Weekend classes run from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm with a lunch break.  Weekday classes are 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

Registration for 2024 adult sailing classes will be available through South Whidbey Parks and Recreation Mid-April , 2024.    Forms will be available at the South Whidbey Parks & Rec Building and online.  If you are a South Whidbey Yacht Club member and want to receive your discount on sailing classes, you must register in person or by phone.  On-line registration will not accommodate the discount.

Members and Non-members Welcome!