Learn to Sail
Programs for Everyone (12+)  LEARN to SAIL Flyer

Learn to Sail programs are run though the SYC Sailing Foundation and are open to youth and adults over the age of 12. The Foundation owns and maintains a fleet of 8 Cal 20 Keelboats. 

Students get "hands on" experience in sailing in light and moderate wind and sea conditions within Long Beach Harbor. Instruction includes basic sail terminology, parts and functions of the boat, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.


Class sailing Sessions are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings, May thr
u August. Sessions are 12 to 15 hour of On-the-Water and Classroom time with Shoreline Yatcht Club SF Instructors. Cost is $100 for SYC Members SYC SF and $150 for non-members. Private instruction is available as well. SYC SF also runs youth sailing programs for local at-risk teens. If you are interested in getting a group involved, please contact us.



SYC Sailing Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization with the mission to facilitate opportunities to experience sailing in Long Beach, California. With Long Beach and Shoreline Marina as the homeport for our Fleet, we believe that our mission can be a positive influence on youth and adults in the area and we are asking for your help. The Foundation owns, maintains and charters a matched fleet of eight sailboats (Cal20s) that are used in outreach and educational programs for youth and adults. The goal in these efforts is to encourage participation in local and national nautical activities. Although these boats were originally designed and built in Southern California in the 1960s, our fleet has been restored, upgraded and maintained by volunteers in the SYC Sailing Foundation

For information regarding Sailing Lessons, please call or email 

Sailing Coordinator

562-277-1413 at SYCsfSailing@gmail.com (Cut & Paste email)