Learn to Sail

SWYC – Youth Sailing Association provides sailing instruction to the South Whidbey community youth and adult residents and visitors.

Read about our program in the local news here:

Sailing and socializing on South Whidbey:
Yacht Club has no yachts, but its sailors have plenty of passion

Our sailing courses combine shore-side learning with lots of on-the-water, hands-on-the-tiller experience. In addition to sailing, students learn boating safety, basic seamanship and knot tying. The focus is on being safe, learning sailing concepts and having fun.

Courses use the US Sailing instruction guide, which is provided at the first session, and our lead instructors are US Sailing certified.


burgeeYouth Programs

We teach Beginning and Intermediate sailors, ages 10 to 16 years, the basics of sailing. Each youth student is assigned their own sailing dinghy in each week-long session. 

burgeeAdult Programs

We use SF Pelicans, two-person 12-ft. boats, to teach adults sailing. Courses include 8 hours of mostly on-the-water, hands-on learning during weekend and weekday sessions.

burgeeSchedule of Classes

Learn when we’ll be teaching sailing this summer!

burgeeRegister Now!

Register for classes with South Parks & Recreation. Forms are available at the South Whidbey Parks & Rec Building and online. Inform the Registrar at Parks & Rec if you are a South Whidbey Yacht Club member to receive a discount.