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Here at TYCC we have a passion for the water.

The sailing program is ready to support our members whether you want to learn the ropes, cruise the bay or compete in races. We have access to fleets of Flying Scots, Sunfish and Optimists. We host regattas, try sailing events and lessons throughout the year. In the summer we host Summer Learn to Sail camps for ages 8-13.

Explore TYCC Sailing

Lessons

The learn to sail program is broken down into manageable chunks to help sailors progress quickly into self-sufficient sailors. All our courses are conducted in the club’s fleet of Flying Scot Sailboats but we can also get you into the laser or sunfish. When we are learning we like to keep things flexible and work around a new sailors schedule. Each qualification is broken down into sessions, each session is a 3 hour block of sailing. We can run a maximum of two sessions during a day but are happy to spread sessions out over a few weekends.

Recreational

The Club’s fleet of 4 Flying Scot Sail boats are available for members to sail as a group on Sunday as well as for individual use once certified by the Waterfront Director. Our experienced skippers are happy to take sailors of any level and teach them the ropes; all are welcome and there is no experience necessary. Each November the club hosts its Championship Regatta. Our perpetual trophy is hotly contested between the youth and adult sailors. After sailing wraps up the group gathers for dinner and drinks at the club.

PADDLESPORTS

The waterfront maintains a fleet of 4 paddleboards, 5 single kayaks and 3 tandem kayaks which are free for members to use and $10 per guest. Paddlers have seen all kinds of marine wildlife when exploring the bay: Manatees, dolphins, the occasional turtle and even stingrays. We’re happy for members and their guests to take fishing equipment with them and the Dockmaster can usually point out where he has seen a monster snook or sheepshead. We ask that paddlers do not venture further than 1.5 miles from the club.

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.

Mainsheet Mamas

The Mainsheet Mamas were chartered in 1973 as an organization of women dedicated to sailing and racing Optimist Prams and is a member of the Florida Women's Sailing Association (FWSA). The group meets most Thursday's throughout the year for sailing followed by lunch at the Club. The primary objective of this group is to teach and promote women sailing. Several Intra-club Regattas are held each year including the Gasparilla Regatta, Bloody Mary Regatta and Knot-the-Nelson Cup.

For more information, contact the Dockmaster at (813)831-1621 x 244

Summer Sailing

Each summer we host our Learn-to-Sail camps. With the US sailing mantra of Safety, fun and Learning in mind we take complete beginners and turn them into fully fledged sailors. During one of our week long sessions budding captains will learn the ins and outs of rigging, boat handling, seamanship, and water safety. Young  skippers will take command of our fleet of Optimists and learn to sail across the beautiful waters of Tampa Bay.

For more information or any questions, please email Kit Fortescue at [email protected] or call (419) 605-6297

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