Youth Sailing Classes

The TCPUD Parks & Recreation's Summer Online Registration Opening Day is scheduled for Residents* only on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 at 10am.  

Non-Resident online registration opens Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 at 12pm.

*Resident rate refers to customers that live and/or own property in the Tahoe City Public Utility District service area. Residents of the service area receive a reduced rate off many of our recreation fees as a portion of their property taxes are used to support parks and recreation services. For more information and registration questions, and to set up your CivicRec account please visit our Registration How-To page.


It's time to hit the open water and learn to sail across Lake Tahoe. The Youth Sailing Program is a collaboration between the Tahoe City Public Utility District, the Tahoe Community Sailing Foundation, Obexer's Boat Company, and the Tahoe Yacht Club. The program aims to develop solid sailing skills, with an emphasis on safety, fun and teamwork.


Youth Sailing Levels and Descriptions:


For students who have never taken a sailing class before and are ready to learn the skill necessary to begin sailing. Students will learn about boating safety, boat recovery, knots, rigging, steering, tacking and gybing, beaching and boat care. 



Ready to take it to the next level? If you are comfortable with the things learned in the novice class then you're ready for this one. Students will start off with a review previous skills. They will then progress to knots, rigging, tacking and gybing, beaching and boat care. Docking and overboard recovery will be introduced. Students will sail with 1-2 sailors per boat.



You've come this far, why stop now! Students who are proficient in the skills previously learned will take on new and fun challenges. Steering, sail trim and boat handling are practiced and integrated into new skills such as racing, high wind tactics, and navigation. Introduction to more advanced boats include 420 FJs and Lasers.


Please Note: In order for a student to participate in the Intermediate or Advanced Sailing class, the student must have previously completed a TCPUD Novice Sailing course or is an Intermediate/Advanced sailor & proficient at single-handed sailing.

Camper to staff ratio is 12:2.
Come ready to go in the water with appropriate attire and closed-toed water shoes. Bring:
  • Towel
  • Warm Dry Clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Lunch
  • Water Bottle
  • It is encouraged to bring your own Wetsuit and Life Jacket, however, free weekly rentals are available upon request.


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Ages: 8 - 17 yrs 
Days: Tuesday - Friday
Times: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Obexer's Marina | 5300 W. Lake Blvd.
Fee: $325 per session for Resident

$350 per session for Non-Resident

Summer Sailing Schedule: 2024 Dates:

Novice: Intermediate: Advanced:
June 25 - 28 July 9 - 12 July 30 - August 2
July 9 - 12 July 16 - 19 August 13 - 16
July 16 - 19 July 23 - 26  
July 23 - 26    


Please contact us at (530) 583-3440 or via email