Help Youth Sailing Today!
While our camps are priced lower than comparable programs in the Bay Area, the cost can still be prohibitive for some. Our goal is to open the world of sailing and recreation involving the marine environment to everyone, not just those who's parents can afford to send their kids to camp. We are looking to raise $2175 which will allow 3 full scholarships or 6 half scholarships for kids in need.
SEA is a non-profit community sailing organization dedicated to providing affordable instruction in the art of sailing and encouraging the care for the marine environment. SEA partners with a local school, Bahia Vista to offer low cost programs to students from San Rafael's canal district as well as with Performing Stars located in Marin City. These camps are funded through a grant provided by Division of Boating and Waterways, however there is still a gap in funding for students who do not come through these programs or for those that wish to continue to other camps offered by SEA.
Sailing Education Adventures’ Sail Camp is one of the best ways for children to learn to sail in The Bay Area. It offers intensive instruction on 12'- 14’ sailboats, as well as lessons on boat safety and seamanship. And most importantly, Sail Camp fosters teamwork and individual self- confidence. All classes are taught by experienced instructors certified by the US. Sailing Association.
Please visit our fundraising page and help support youth sailing today!
Program: The idea is that you buy a Fall Sail card for $250 which gives the student the choice of any 5 of the 8 Fall Sailing days that we offer (we realize schedules may restrict availability for all 8).
Cost: $250 for 5 dates, $350 for all 8 dates
Times: Specific times TBA due to tides, but plan on about 10- 3
Dates (choose 5, or all 8 dates):
* Students who wish to enroll in Spring Sailing must have completed Basic or Intermediate Camp or have approval from the Program Director.
To learn more or to register for Spring Sailing, please click here.
Questions? Please email Program Director Meghan Hartnett
We are happy to announce that Frank Lawler (namesake of the Annual Lawler Cup) and Cathy Stierhoff, long time SEA members, former dinghy and Intermediate Sailing instructors, and racers, have donated their Santana 22, Tackful to SEA! This new boat is in addition to our existing Keelboat Kitty Sark which is available for checkout and charter!
Tackful is a stout sailing boat, easy to handle, not very complicated. She is the perfect step up for our students/members who want to go beyond the Catalinas on a keelboat. Plus, her engine is accessible from the cockpit, something those of you who are familiar with Shockwave will appreciate!
If any of you who were checked out on Shockwave want to now get checked out on Tackful, let me know and I'll put you in touch with boatkeeper, Mark Swanson.
RSVP if you are interested!
A Keelboat dockside class will be held if there is enough interest. This is the first step to being able to do co-op Mentoring charters on the keelboats, then get checked out, then be able to charter the boat. Please contact us soon if you would be interested in doing this all day course and we'll put together a class date for the spring time.
A great time to come and get to know Tackful from bottom to top will be when she is hauled on March 10th to be scrubbed and painted March 11 from 11 am- 3 pm. Email for more details of how you can help!
The 2017 Sailing Education Adventures Sail Camp Dates are now open for registration!
We are offering an early registration discount of 10% so if you can register before March 15th, you'll get a better rate than last years prices!
A couple fun additions to this year will be:
Mini Camp- Loch Lomond
Hours: 9am- 12 pm
Session 1: June 12- 16
Session 2: July 17- 21
Session 3: July 32- Aug 4
Basic/Intermediate Camp- Marin Yacht Club
Hours: 9am- 4 pm
Session 1: Jun 19- 30
Session 2: Jul 10- July 21
Session 3: Jul 24- Aug 4
Session 4: Aug 7- 11
SEA Expolorers- Loch Lomond
Hours: 9 am- 4 pm
Ages: 10- 18
SEA Explorers: Aug 7-11
Advanced Race Camp- Loch Lomond
(Student must be recommended)
Hours: 12pm- 4pm Advanced campers are encouraged to come early to help with mini camp for extra experience.
Session 1: Jul 31- Aug 4
Session 2: Aug 14- 18