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.

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

Directions to Sailor's Point:

Take I-95 to Sheridan
Go East on Sheridan to US 1
Turn Right (South) on US 1 to Johnson (large intersection with traffic light)
Turn Left (East) on Johnson and go through the 4-way stop sign
Turn Right (South) on 12th
At North Northlake Drive turn Left (East)
At the dead end, turn Right (South) and go through the gates directly ahead

Map to Sailor's Point

For more information contact: Luis Oliveira