Youth Sailing of Indian River County, Inc.

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Sailing Programs

After School Squadrons

These are a one day a week sailing classes geared towards novice sailors. This class will introduce children to sailing in a slow pace, low stress environment, and will always be accompanied by a Level 1 Certified Instructor. The goal is for children to come out excited about sailing.

For grades 4th-5th we offer classes to Beachland Elementary, Osceola Magnet, Vero Beach Academy, & St. Edward's Lower School.
For grades 6th-8th we offer classes at Gifford Middle School.

The exposure they receive in this program will prepare them for one of our other sailing programs.

YSF has a mission to make sailing available to everyone in the community, this program is offered free of charge to all of our first year sailors.

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Opti Learn to Sail

For grades 3rd - 6th

The optimist is a 7'9" long single-handed sailing program. Sailors in 3rd-6th grade or under 110lbs. Sailors are taught to sail independently, and once proficient in the boat can move to a racing level, if they choose to do so. The opti is the biggest youth racing class in the world.

Entry level sailors meet Saturdays & Thursdays. This program is offered at a nominal fee.
The YSF opti racing team meets Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday and has a cost of $350 per season

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Middle School Sailing

For grades 6th - 8th

This program focuses on skills and fundamentals of double handed sailing in a recreational environment while preparing for the competitive format of high school sailing.

In conjunction with US Sailing, we also offer the Siebel Sailors Program. This is a grant-based program available for middle school (ages 11-14) from diverse backgrounds who wish to learn to sail. This intro level program uses RS Fevas, pictured to the right, and practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 6:00.

All programs for middle school sailors are offered at a nominal fee.

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High School Sailing

Our high school sailing team represents Vero Beach High School and travels around the state of Florida competing against other high school teams. This program is offered at $350 per season.

JV meets Tuesdays, Varsity meets on Wednesdays, and both programs practice together on Fridays.

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Adult Sailing

  • Beginner & Intermediate sailing course
  • Private sailing lessons
  • YSF Community Sailing (sailing rental membership)

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Adaptive Sailing

for individuals with special needs

Everyone should have the opportunity to experience the freedom and exhilaration that sailing can provide. YSF makes that possible for sailors with disabilities with our specially trained instructors and uniquely equipped sailboats. Military veterans are also encouraged to participate and may be accompanied by service animals or caregivers.

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