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Sailing Camps

Campers learn and review the essentials of sailing at their experience level on the beautiful San Francisco Bay!

Year-Round Youth Programs and Camps for Summer 2020 Cancelled – Due to COVID-19 considerations, Rec Sports has cancelled all in-person youth programming (all summer camps as well as year-round Archery, Recreational and Competitive Gymnastics, Skate Classes, and Swimming Lessons) for summer 2020. For more information, read our FAQs.

Level 1

Learn introductory sailing skills through a combination of classroom instruction & aboard our fleet of 15-foot Coronado and 17.5-foot Ventures sailboats. Calmer winds in the morning create the ideal learning environment to practice foundational skills. Campers will sail with two to four per boat under the close supervision of the instructors.
Note: Most campers complete 2+ weeks of Level 1 before progressing to Level 2. Participation in Level 1.5 can aid in this progression.

Ages & Eligibility

Campers must be ages 10-17 (by December 1, 2020) in order to register for this camp. All campers must have basic swimming skills in order to enroll.
Price: $260

Location: UC Berkeley Marina – 124 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94720

Level 1.5

Campers will master skills instructed in Level 1 in preparation for Level 2. Level 1.5 is offered to refresh previous learning and bring campers back into the swing of sailing, as well as offer an introduction to sailing in afternoon wind conditions.

Ages & Eligibility

Campers must be ages 10-17 (by December 1, 2020) in order to register for this camp. All campers must have basic swimming skills in order to enroll. Pass of Level 1 required.
Price: $260

Location: UC Berkeley Marina – 124 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94720

Level 2

Campers who have successfully completed Level 1 Sailing will join us in the more powerful afternoon winds aboard our 17.5-foot fleet of Ventures to build on skills learned in Level 1, as well as capsizing, tacking, jibing, and high wind sailing. Formerly known as “Intermediate Sailing Camp”.

Ages & Eligibility

Campers must be ages 10-17 (by December 1, 2020) in order to register for this camp. We require the successful completion of our Level 1 (or equivalent skill level) as a prerequisite to this camp. All campers must have basic swimming skills in order to enroll. Pass of Level 1 required.
Price: $260

Location: UC Berkeley Marina – 124 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94720

Level 3: Adventure Sailing

Explore the many facets of this adventure hobby: learn the rules of racing then test your skills in a formal race, learn new technical skills like anchoring and use of a trapeze, participate in the adventure of a long sail, beyond the boundaries of the south sailing basin! This course is focused on the activities open to sailors once they have built their fundamental sailing skills. For participants interested in renting Cal Adventures sailboats on weekends, see Youth Sailing Rentals.

Ages & Eligibility

Campers must be ages 10-17 (by December 1, 2020) in order to register for this camp. All campers must have basic swimming skills in order to enroll. Pass of Levels 1 & 2 required.
Price: $260

Location: UC Berkeley Marina – 124 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94720

Level 3: Youth Sailing Rentals

Intended to offer more time to practice and master Level 1 & 2 skills under supervision of an instructor. The end goal of the program is being cleared to rent Cal Adventures boats through community rental program in non-summer months. Formerly known as “Advanced Sailing Workshop”.

Ages & Eligibility

Campers must be ages 10-17 (by December 1, 2020) in order to register for this camp. All campers must have basic swimming skills in order to enroll.
Price: $260

Location: UC Berkeley Marina – 124 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94720

Camp Details

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