Welcome to SHYC Women’s Sailing Classes!

2022 Program Description:  This year’s SHYC ladies sailing program will feature a series of structured, learn-to-sail classes focused on learning fundamental sailing skills, building confidence, and developing sailing knowledge. All skill levels are welcome, no prior sailing experience required.  

Online sign-ups open up starting May 15, 2022: Click here to sign-up

Time: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm (arrive 15min early to check-in)

Women’s Sailing Social Gathering & Summer Kick-Off: Tuesday, June 21, 5:30-7:30pm (open to all, no charge), Location TBA

Program Dates: Ladies sailing will be offered on 5 Tuesdays evenings – June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, and July  26.  When you sign up, you will select your preferred Tuesday nights (minimum of three required to sign-up) 

Program Cost:  $180/sailor, three-week minimum participation ($60 per additional evening). No prorating or refunds. (We will however maintain a waitlist, and you won’t be charged if a sub is able to take your spot.)

Type of Boat: The program will use the club-owned Sonar and member-owned Sonars made available for our use through the generosity of their owners. (We may use other small keelboats if there is a need or interest from participants. 420s will not be used in Ladies Sailing.)

Requirements: Open to SHYC members, females ages 16+. Participants need to be able to swim, be comfortable getting wet, and be agile enough to climb in and around on a boat. 

Gear: Sailors will need closed-toed shoes with non-marking soles, a properly fitting, Coast Guard-approved PFD (life jacket), and comfortable sports clothing. Sailing gloves are optional but recommended. 

Maximum of 12 participants per evening: 4 ladies needed to run the program. If an evening is oversubscribed you may be asked to select another date or be put on a waitlist. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP ON OR AFTER MAY 15th

Coaching: The program will be run by our new Head Coach, Emma Janson. She will have a 2nd assistant coach each week, and a third coach will be added if we have more than 8 sailors.  

Additional Practices & Group Chat: All our participants will be invited to join our “SHYC Women’s Sailing Group Chat” to arrange additional sailing practices on their own and/or coordinate semi-private lessons with SHYC coaches.  

Questions:  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Tracey Kammerer-Stelben, Julie Schaffer, Sarah Lieponis, Whitney Peterson, or head coach Emma Janson.

View or print the Ladies 2022 Sailing info flyer as PDF