Points of Sail
April 2018 Newsletter
Welcome to the 3rd Edition of the Treasure Island Sailing Center's Newsletter: 
 "Points of Sail." Here you will find highlights of our current programs, upcoming events, staff spotlights, volunteer program, and activities. 
In The News 
Photo Credit_ Lynda Fax Peoples
Golden Bear Regatta

This years event presented challenging conditions with gusty breezes, but consistent winds on Sunday made for an excellent regatta! 

The event drew more than 240 sailors from high schools all over California. With over 64 Flying Juniors racing in Clipper Cove the competition was fierce! Our very own, The Bay School in San Francisco, finishing top five in their division. Congrats!!

SF Social

This spring we partnered with SF Social bringing sailing to the masses!  We provide the boat, and a certified coach so you and your friends can learn to sail and compete in races.  Clipper Cove is the perfect environment for learning to sail in a fun, safe atmosphere.  So far we have had a blast with this league and with the warm weather approaching, we look forward to a fantastic season.   LEARN MORE

Upcoming Events 
Spring Junior Program
Every Sunday starting April 9th to May 20th. 

Open to all children ages 6-18.   Camps are grouped based on age and skill, and no prior sailing or swimming experience is required.   Spaces still OPEN!   LEARN MORE

Full (Free) or Partial (Half Price) Scholarships Available!
Opening Day
Saturday, April 21st from 11 am to 4 pm

This one day event kicks off our sailing season while promoting the sport of sailing and National Safe Boating Week.  Bring your friends and family down to learn about water safety under sail! You can also enjoy kayaking, paddle-boarding, art's and crafts, and much more! 
Adult Program

The Treasure Island Sailing Center offers keelboat classes (including US Sailing certification), rentals, and private lesson. Please visit our J-24 Rental page for more information on the qualification process for rentals. All classes start out in Clipper Cove a protected body of water nestled between the Bridge and Treasure Island. We teach everything from basic boat handling to advanced high wind sailing techniques.  

Adult Dinghy Programs coming soon!      
Get Involved!
Rewards Program

We acknowledge the importance of giving back to our communities. Some of us get involved with TISC to meet new people and others to sharpen their skills.  Some people are passionate for the cause, while others may volunteer to learn how to sail. For the later, we have created a Volunteer Rewards Program. Whatever the motivation, all are welcome!
TISC Volunteers with a minimum of 16 hours of service:
  • Can utilize TISC's programs and fleet
  • Can trade their hours equal to hours of instruction for any of TISC's courses or rentals
  • Must adhere to TISC's progression of courses and boat usage policies
  • Must complete volunteer hours equal to any course or rental prior to any reservation
TISC will reserve 25% of its courses for volunteers per availability. Volunteer hours are non-transferable unless in the case of a minor to whom the volunteer is a legal guardian

Opening Day Volunteer 
April 21st is less than a month away and we are still looking for volunteers to help showcase Treasure Island Sailing Center and to celebrate National Safe Boating Week. 

Staff Spotlight
We would like to  introduce 
and welcome our 
New  Program Manager 
Laura DeFelice !

Laura comes to us from Lake Merritt Boating Center where she coordinated and taught hands-on science programs, youth sailing, and adult sailing programs in the heart of Oakland. 

She learned to sail on San Francisco Bay as a deckhand/educator on Scow Schooner Alma where she developed a passion for sailing, outdoor education, and National Parks. 

Laura is excited to blend her passion for sailing and recreation while contributing toward our mission of exposing everyone to the world of sailing and safe boating.  

She knows first hand how the world of sailing can open many doors and opportunities to a young person. Laura is thrilled to be a part of the TISC team and share her experiences with our youth and sailors alike! 
On Clipper Cove
"According to Statista, US Sailing participation grew to over 4 million participants in 2016 including 811,000 youth. The Treasure Island Sailing Center Volunteers Reward Program provides..."   
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