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Youth Sailing Program

The Opti fleet at sea.
The Twin Lakes Sailing Club Youth Sailing Program was born in the summer of 2006 when the club decided to start offering structured sailing opportunities for kids who spend time in Twin Lakes. We started by purchasing a couple of Optimist sailboats, even though none of us had ever sailed one or even set one up, because they are the international choice for training kids to sail. Through the past years we have had many kids come through our sailing program. Some of our more experienced youth sailors have grown into Sunfish sailors.
What are the benefits
Sailing is a lifelong skill that provides an excellent sport for youth who spend time on a lake. In addition, sailing teaches confidence, sportsmanship and water safety while participants get to meet other youth in Twin Lakes. So if you want your kids introduced to sailing, the TLSC Youth Sailing Program provides an outstanding opportunity. All boats are invited to join the Saturday, Small Boat Fleet races which start 5 minutes after the Scow+ fleet. Scow fleet and boats over 14' start at 11:00 am.

Ready to Sign-Up?
First you need to join the club as a "Sailing" Family Member (home page, click "Signup Now" button). Once you are a member, you can enroll in the 2018 Youth Sailing Program - 7/23/2018. After you have enrolled in the Sailing School, download the Sailing School Sign-up Forms, fill them out and mail back to the address on the form at least 1 week before lessons begin. Lessons are free for all Sailing Family Members. You will be contacted by one of the instructors prior to the beginning of lessons. Now, get ready for a wonderful experience of friendship and fun on the water.
Need a Boat?
The club currently has one Optimist boat for rent. The cost is $100 for the season. Fill out the Opti Boat Rental Agreement and send it back to the club with your sign-up information.
More Information ...
If you have more questions about enrolling in the Youth Program please contact the Sailing Club using the "Contact Us" tab.