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Introduced in 2014, adult sailing at YSF has grown in popularity as adults of all ages and sailing skills have come to enjoy expert sailing instruction and warm camaraderie. We offer group and private lessons, as well as boat rentals for those who are ready to sail solo. Experience the beautiful panorama of sea and sky while skimming along the protected waters of the Indian River Lagoon. All income from YSF Public Sailing helps fund our youth and special needs programs offered free of charge to Indian River County residents.

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Sailing Classes

  • Four 3-hr lessons, combining classroom and on-the-water instruction, will help you build skills, experience, and confidence. A low student-to-instructor ratio and novice-friendly boats make learning to sail fun and relaxing. Beginner and intermediate classes available - no prior experience necessary.
  • $350 per 4-lesson course
  • Discounts available for couples and groups

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Adult Sailing Pair
Group of Sailors on a sailboat

Private Lessons

  • US Sailing certified instructors
  • All levels of instruction – beginner to advanced; competitive or recreational
  • $50/hr per person
  • Subject to instructor availability.

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Adult Sailors on the water

YSF Public Sailing

  • 12 boats available for local sailing - Sunfish, Lasers, 420's, Bauer 12', O'day 17' and Hobie cat
  • Open 10am to 6pm, 7 days a week
  • 3-, 6-, and 12-month memberships available
  • Easy online and mobile booking

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Setting Up the sailboat

Adult Sailing Program Participants Will Need:

  1. Properly fitting life jacket
  2. Closed toe shoes (they will get wet)
  3. Refillable water bottle
  4. Sunscreen
  5. Sunglasses with lanyard (so they will not be lost in water)
  6. Hat
  7. Towel
  8. Change of clothes
  9. Knap-sack or bag to carry the above

Please write your name on all of the above items.

Life Jackets: It is required that ALL sailors AT ALL TIMES wear an adequate PFD (personal flotation device – the proper name for life jacket). This life jacket (PFD) needs to be a brightly colored, Coast Guard approved, Type III or better with no collar that can get caught on the boat rigging. Type V inflatable life jackets should NOT be used in this course. PFDs are sized by user’s weight. Be sure to purchase the proper size! A whistle should be attached with a line to the life jacket and your name should be written on the life jacket.