Waterfront Director: Alex Salogub
Sailing Coaches: Brett Davis, Alex Salogub
Introduction to Sailing
$50 / person
New to sailing but want to give it a try? Join one of GGYC's certified instructors on a Cal 25 keelboat to learn the basics of sailing, including the points of sail and right-of-way rules. You will also get acclimated to San Francisco Bay's unique and exciting conditions, discussing water currents and wind patterns. This two hour on-the-water course will provide you with a solid foundational knowledge of sailing.
Basic Keelboat Sailing
$250 / person
The Basic Keelboat course is a two day group lesson that takes place both in the classroom and aboard the club's Cal 25. The course focuses on safety gear requirements, safety at sea techniques, rigging/derigging, docking, steering, sail trim, points of sail, and right-of-way rules. Basic Keelboat will give you the skills you need to confidently crew on keelboats and will help you build a foundation for becoming a skipper. Two days with a maximum of 4 sailors.
$250 / person (4 crewmembers required)
Get right into the action by participating in GGYC’s Friday Night series or Mid-Winter races! The Racing Package includes one classroom lesson focused on fleet or match racing a J22 in local conditions, plus a practice race. This course culminates with the students racing with a certified GGYC sailing instructor in a Friday Night race, a Mid-Winter series race, an interclub match race, or in one of the many SF Bay weekend regattas. To enroll, participants should already be comfortable with basic sailing techniques and concepts, since this course will focus on racing rules and techniques.
$75 / hr per student ($15 / hr for each additional student)
After you complete Basic Keelboat, you may want or need more practice before you can safely and confidently skipper a small keelboat in the San Francisco Bay. These private, individually-tailored lessons are the best and fastest way to acquire these necessary skills. Private lessons are available on any of the GGYC sailboats.
$200 / weekdays, $300 / weekends
If being the captain of the boat isn't for you, consider a Skippered Charter. GGYC will provide a certified skipper to captain the boat and ensure safety for you and your crew at all times. Where you go is entirely up to you: you could cruise up to Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz or Angel Island, and finish along the SF city front. Max of 4 hours and 4 sailors.