Tampa Yacht & Country Club Youth Sailing Program


The mission of the Tampa Yacht & Country Club Youth Sailing Program is to support the development of youth sailors ages 8-15 years through recreational sailing, sailboat racing and other marine pursuits. We strive to advance their sportsmanship, seamanship and navigation skills while fostering a lifelong passion for sailing.


The goals of the Tampa Yacht & Country Club Youth Sailing Program are to:
  • Create an enduring interest in sailing that students will pursue after the Program.
  • Provide a safe environment for sailing instruction.
  • Develop children's sailing ability at a rate that they are comfortable with.
  • Make learning to sail a pleasant experience for all students.
  • Develop children's appreciation of and respect for weather and the sea.
  • Provide opportunities to compete and to practice good sportsmanship and teamwork.
  • Develop children's self confidence.
  • Teach children respect for other people and property.
With these goals, a well-planned curriculum and a dedicated staff, Youth Sailors will develop:
  • Self-confidence and self-reliance
  • Respect for the marine environment
  • The appreciation of teamwork and the value of sportsmanship
  • Boat handling skills
  • Respect for equipment
  • Seamanship
  • Racing skills
  • Respect for others and their property
  • An understanding of the racing rules of sailing

       US Sailing Certified Instructors and Coaches
       All staff have CPR and First Aid training
     US Sailing Yacht and Sailing Club Member