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Learn to Sail


Morning Classes
Green/White Fleet
(New and Learning to Sail)

Blue/Red Fleet
(Advanced and Intro to Racing)
Afternoon Classes
(Teens Learn & Advanced Sailing)

Adult Classes
Wednesday Evenings
5:30 - 8:30 PM
8 Weeks (June 19 - Aug 7)

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2024 Sailing Class
Registration is Open

4 - 2 Week Sessions
Morning & Afternoon Classes
Adults Class on Wednesday Nights


  • Session 1: June 17 - June 28

  • Session 2: July 1 - July 12 

  • Session 3: July 15 - July 26

  • Session 4: July 29 - August 9

  • Adults 8 weeks on Wednesdays


Our Boats

The Optimist Dinghy is one of the most popular boats in the world. It is geared towards beginning through intermediate sailors ages 8 to 15.


The 13 foot Flying Junior (FJ) is geared to teen beginners and students who have mastered the Opti.

The Club 420 is a higher performance 14 foot sailboat geared towards advanced sailors and those wishing to race.


The 19 foot Flying Scot is a stable yet responsive centerboard boat ideal for a crew of 3-5 adults.

For over 70 years, SBYC has backed and support the 501c3 organization, the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club Sail Training Foundation, Inc. (STF). STF offers adults and kids alike affordable instruction to the public. Membership at SBYC is not required.  Thousands of local residents and visitors alike, have mastered the sailing skills and learned the fundamentals of water safety and racing protocols. Sailing teaches students independence and confidence, the meaning of sportsmanship, and offer the opportunity to learn a skill for life.

Embark on a maritime adventure with our Summer Sailing Class, where students age 8 to 80 set sail. Our program, located at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, strongly emphasizes water safety, teaching every sailor to navigate securely on and off the water. This focus on safety complements their sailing skills, ensuring a lifetime of enjoyable and safe boating experiences. Guided by our passionate, US Sailing-certified instructors, each sailor embarks on a journey of discovery and excitement. From rigging their first boat to setting sail towards local landmarks and perhaps even catching the thrill of competitive racing.

At STF, we nurture both individual talent and teamwork. Students not only master the independence of solo sailing but also thrive in the camaraderie and collective learning with their peers. This balance fosters confidence, enhances decision-making skills, and creates lasting memories and friendships. Join us for a summer of gentle waves and gusts of joy, where every day is an opportunity to explore, learn, and fall in love with being on the water. Our sailors don't just learn to sail; they embark on a safe, responsible boating journey and lifelong maritime adventures. Discover why our students fondly reminisce about their transformative journey at STF, where every moment is a splash of fun and a wave of learning! Questions about classes please email

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