Youth Sailing

Tampa Yacht and Country Club Youth Sailing is here to create well rounded youth sailors, and to instill a passion for the sport of sailing. We are dedicated to providing a safe, fun learning environment where young sailors can exercise their sailing skills, develop good sportsmanship, and enjoy the sport of sailing with their friends. We believe youth sailing is key to maintaining the health of our sport and strive to ensure each sailor makes happy memories on the water with us.

Team practices

Our Youth Sailing Team is open to kids aged 8 - 15. We learn and race in Optimist dinghies but there are plenty of opportunities to sail lots of other boats. Throughout the School year we travel to other Florida yacht clubs and compete against their young sailors. 

The Youth Sailors meet for practice 3 times each week during the school year:
Tuesdays 1600 - 1900
Wednesdays 1600 - 1900
Saturdays 1000 - 1500

We practice boat handling and racing skills that will translate to performance on the race course.


We always plan to attend as many events as we can each year. Optimist regattas are held over a whole weekend and we try to get off as many races as possible. The racing is split into two groups. Green Fleet are the beginner sailors, just learning the ropes and having a good time. The Red, White and Blue fleet is for more advanced sailors wishing to test their skills. 
We also compete for the coveted Club Championship trophy. If you take a peek at the trophy cabinet we even won it in 2017!

Florida Youth Sailing Calendar
TYCC Sailing Calendar

Upcoming Regattas

October 27-28 Lake Eustis Regatta
November 11 TYCC Gasparilla Regatta


All levels of sailor are welcome to join the team. For more information or to sign up for the Youth Sailing Team please contact the Sailing Director (419) 605-6297