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.



We are participating in the Giving Challenge September 20-21! We hope you consider donating to our program and helping us get more kids on the water!

Click to Donate from noon-noon on Sept 20-21

Sarasota Youth Sailing

The 2015-16 season is off to a great start for our sailors and coaches! We just completed our Fall Learn to Sail program teaching more than 45 kids how to sail or improve their skills from our summer camp. Our new race team sailors in our Green Fleet Opti program have raced in their first regattas and are doing great! One of our Opti Red, White and Blue (RWB) sailors represented Team USA in the Opti Asians in Qatar this fall and six sailors on the RWB team are team-trials qualified so far and will try and earn a spot to represent the US on various international teams next year.

We recently hosted the 2015 F16 Nationals for our multihull sailors with two of our own sailors winning this event. We are looking forward to welcoming more than 20 high schools from around the state of Florida and southeast as we host our annual high school regatta on December 12 at SYS. Long-time SYS coach, Dalton Tebo, is practicing hard with his partner, Stephanie Hudson to earn a spot on the 2016 US Olympic Team.  You can follow their progress at Way to go, Dalton!

Our race team season ends December 12th and will start back up January 9th. We are planning for the spring so please watch for our Spring Learn to Sail classes and Summer Camp dates soon! Our calendar is now live and you can take a look at it under the Events tab.

Sail fast!

Alana O’Reilly
Executive Director

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

Sarasota Youth Sailing