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New Sailing and Water Sport Classes at Treasure Island Sailing Center Offer a Day on the Bay for $25

All Skill Levels Can Choose from Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Sailing, Keelboat Racing, or Women's Clinic!

 
PRLog - May 13, 2011 - SAN FRANCISCO -- Treasure Island, CA - Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC) is introducing new sailing and water sport classes this May, just in time for spring and summer.  At a cost of just $25, people can come enjoy a nice afternoon on the beautiful San Francisco Bay, and give stand-up paddle boarding a try, or go sailing, learn to kayak, or take a weekday women’s clinic.  

“Classes are designed to get people active and out on the water, but at a price that provides access and affordability to everyone, including people traveling to and vacationing in the Bay Area,” said Lacey Todd, operations manager at TISC.  “Each class is only three hours and includes the most basic fundamentals for each of the different water sports, and structured in a fun and relaxed environment for people with all skill levels to enjoy.”  

“We’re located just off the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on the protected Clipper Cove with adjacent beachfront, and moments away from the city of San Francisco.  It’s the perfect arrangement for anyone who wants to explore the area, but still get some action on the bay,” added Todd. “After finishing a day on the water, visitors can make a visit to one of a number of wineries here on Treasure Island, or head off to the city with enough time for some dinner and a show.  If taking an afternoon class, it's just as easy to start off in the city with some brunch and window shopping, then head over here to enjoy the rest of the day sailing or kayaking,” added Todd.

People have a choice of sailing and water sport classes:

Monday Women’s Clinic
Class Length: Mondays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Begins May 2.

This clinic is designed to provide an opportunity for teenage and adult women, of all skill levels, to learn how to sail or develop already existing skills. This class will focus on teaching fundamentals of sailing and racing. Provides an opportunity for mothers and daughters, and friends and other groups of women to join together, to improve their sailing skills and enjoy themselves on the SF Bay. Classes are taught on our J24 sailboats with an instructor on every boat. Life jackets and foul-weather gear provided by TISC. Participants are encouraged to sign up for more than 1 clinic!
 
Wednesday Night Keelboat Race Clinic
Class Length: Wednesday Nights from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Begins May 4.

The Keelboat Race clinic is a great opportunity for those interested in learning the fundamental racing rules, basic racing boat handling and proper sail trim to gain experience. This is open to sailors of all levels, and will include many small races within Clipper Cove. Basic racing fundamentals, such as proper starting technique, mark rounding and racing strategies will be taught and learned through both off the water classroom instruction and on the water real-time practice. The clinic takes place on our J24 Sailboats. Life jackets and foul-weather gear provided by TISC.
 
Saturday Bay Sail
Class Length: Saturdays 1 to 4 p.m. Begins May 21.

Designed for all levels, from sailing enthusiasts to visitors looking to get out on the bay, this afternoon class is an opportunity to sail in a relaxed yet structured environment. Sailors will learn how to identify wind direction, proper steering technique and basic sail trim, as well as practice basic boat handling maneuvers. Classes take place in the San Francisco Bay, with views of the waterfront, Alcatraz and Angel Island. The class utilizes our J24 Keelboats. Life jackets and foul-weather gear provided by TISC.

Sunday Friends and Family J24 Sail
Class Length: Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. Begins May 1.

Come out for our Sunday Sails, and bring the family along for a fun and exciting afternoon. These classes are a relaxed and supervised setting, with everyone working together on the same boat (max 6 people). Classes will be held in Clipper Cove and the bay, depending on the weather. This is a perfect opportunity for current sailors to get the other members of their family or friends on the water or those not involved in sailing to try it out. Please register in advance, as we need to plan for the number of instructors necessary. Life jackets and foul-weather gear provided by TISC.

Paddleboarding/Kayaking
Class Length: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Begins May 28.

This class is designed for use of our equipment and pull information from our instructors while having the freedom to explore our cove. TISC's sit-on-top kayaks are fun and easy to maneuver. Once you get the basics down, the fun really begins; kayak to the beach, race against your fellow kayakers and have a blast!  Be sure to bring a change of clothes, you will get wet. Life jackets and wetsuits provided.

Option for intermediate participants:

Saturday Dinghy Clinic (Youths and Adults)
Class Length: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Begins May 28.

The dinghy clinic allows past class participants to sharpen their skills already previously learned through our programs. Opti students from our youth program can take out the Optis, adults who have participated in our adult dinghy classes can take out an FJ, or windsurfers can use our equipment, provided that they stay within the class limits (Clipper Cove) and follow directions from the instructors. Spend two and a half hours working on boat handling, sailing the cove and enjoying the outdoors. Wetsuits and life jackets provided by TISC. *Participants must have previously taken the dinghy class, Opti class or Windsurf class within the last year prior to participating.*

Keep up-to-date with Treasure Island Sailing Center on Social Media:
Become a fan on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TreasureIslandSailingCenter.
• Follow us on Twitter: @TISailingCenter.
• Catch us on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/TIsailingcenter.
• See TISC Images: https://picasaweb.google.com/TISailingCenter.
• Join our LinkedIn Group: linkd.in/TISCsailing.

To register for one of the $25 sailing and water sport classes, visit: http://www.tisailing.org/registration. For additional information on Treasure Island Sailing Center and upcoming community events, visit: http://www.tisailing.org/calendar-and-events/event-details. For directions to Treasure Island Sailing Center, visit: http://www.tisailing.org/about-us/contact-us.

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A non-profit organization whose purpose is to improve our community and the sport of sailing by providing access, facilities, and sailing instruction to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, skill levels, and physical abilities.

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Last Updated:May 13, 2011
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