Check out Sarasota Youth Sailing!

Sarasota Youth Sailing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that provides sailing instruction and coaching for all youth sailors.  We are a year round program with options for everyone.  We have learn to sail summer camps for ages 5-18 with half day and full day options.  We also have additional learn to sail classes in the fall in spring that take place on Sundays.  In addition to our learn to sail programs, we also have year round race teams for ages 8-18.  Our sailors race in Optimists, O’Pen Bics, Lasers, 420s and Multihulls.



Sarasota Youth Sailing

Sarasota Youth Sailing Mission Statement

Our mission is to encourage youth sailors to experience the joy of sailing in a safe and fun environment. We strive to impart a love of sailing as a life sport, while providing the fundamental skills necessary for participants to advance in the sport as far as their desire, skill and hard work may take them. We promote ethical behavior among our sailors and teach life-long lessons, which build character, foster teamwork, develop self-reliance and instill respect for the marine environment.

Sarasota Youth Sailing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

Our Partners


  • Sarasota Sailing Squadron
  • Ehrhart Family


  • The Ehrhart Family Foundation
  • West Coast Inland Navigation District
  • Duncan Seawall


  • Beach House
  • Mar Vista
  • Sandbar