Youth Learn-to-Sail Program

This is an introductory course in sailing designed for kids who:

  • Are 8-14 years old
  • Are able swimmers - there will be a swimming test the first day of class
  • Have an interest in learning to sail

The program is designed to teach:

  • Sailing terminology
  • Knot tying
  • Parts and rigging of Optimist sailboats
  • Launching and beaching
  • Points of sail
  • Self confidence in sailing by themselves in an Opti


  • 8-14 years of age
  • Able to swim
  • Closed-toe shoes with rubber soles
  • A change of dry clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Registration and Safety Deposit forms

Classes are limited to 10 students to allow each student access to his/her own Optimist sailboat for instruction on the water. Classes will be given by a US Sailing certified instructor and one assistant. Emphasis will be on safety, fun and learning! Parent support is greatly appreciated.

Youth Level II Program

This class is designed for students who have already taken the Youth Learn-to-Sail Program and continues the instruction with more emphasis on improved boat handling of an Optimist and an introduction to racing. Class will be 15-18 hours of instruction.

After School Classes

We are working out schedules for an after school program. Please check back for more information.


Session # Class Dates Bad Weather Makup Day


Jan 24 & 25 Feb 7


Feb 28 & Mar 1 Mar 8


Apr 4 & 5 Apr 11


May 16 & 17 Jun 6


Jun 13 & 14 Jun 27


Jul 18 & 19 Jul 25


Aug 15 & 16 Aug 23


Sep 19 & 20 Sep 26


Oct 17 & 18 Oct 25


Nov 21 & 22 Dec 19

Class Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Boats Used for Class: Sunfish

Fees: Club Members and Hollywood residents - $120.00; Non-residents - $175.00 Class Fee includes two free boat rental days.

Boat Rental Fees (after class taken): Non-members - $15.00/day; Members - $5.00/day

Club Membership: (not required) $140.00/$100.00 - first year/renewal. With class $100.00/$100.00 first year/renewal.

Registration: Saturdays at Sailor's Point from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Please fill out this form

Able to swim; Closed toed shoes (rubber soles); Sun screen & water

Sailor's Point Address:
     921 N. Northlake Dr.
     Hollywood, FL 33019

Directions to Sailor's Point: From 95 exit at Sheridan St. and go East to Federal Hwy., go South (right) to Johnson St., East (left) to 10th Ave., South (right) to Northlake Drive, East (left) to end of Northlake Drive, South (right) to gate into Sailor's Point.

For more information contact: LeeAnn Rodriguez LeaAnn Rodriguez