Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club
Summer Sail Camp

Weekly sailing camp instruction designed for kids 7 to 17 years old. Boats used are provided from the SMWYC fleet of US Sabot Centerboard Prams, Optimists, Lasers and CFJs to meet the needs of students of all sizes and abilities. Most of our dedicated and talented Instructors are certified by US Sailing. Maximum beginning student to instructor ratio of 6:1.

Program Dates and Times

Weekly sessions beginning June 12, 2017 and ending August 18
Monday - Friday (Wednesday - Friday July 5 - 7)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Extended hours are available with the pricing based upon the number of students


First time students begin sailing the first day of camp after an orientation, which includes basic shore instruction, an introduction to our fleet, and a swim test. On the water, we start with how to steer and tack, and then add skills and concepts quickly. Knot tying, boat rigging and safety essentials are incorporated along the way.  Experienced and continuing students receive instruction tailored to their sailing level with an emphasis on time on the water and fun exercises and excursions.

Our Instructors and Philosophy

Our team of Instructors has years of experience in Junior sailing programs as students, instructors and coaches. They have wholeheartedly embraced our community-based, non-competitive teaching philosophy.

   Summer Camp Tuition

Weekly standard rate $285, except July 5 - 7 which is $175
Multi-week rate $250, $150 for July 5 - 9

No Additional Charter Fees! 

Financial assistance is available, please contact us for information.



Enrollment is limited to six beginning students per instructor to ensure high quality, personal instruction.  Overall capacity may vary based upon the mix of first time students and continuing students. Registration is done with our Reservation form which reserves a space.  Should a week become fully booked, we will remove it from the options on the online Signup form.  For additonal information or questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call program chair Steve Potter at 310-827-7692 extension 122.

SMWYC Juniors
13589 Mindanao Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292