Introduction to Sailing

Introduction to sailing is taught at Gray's Lake Park on Hobie Wave's. Let this short evening course be the beginning of your sailing journey as you learn some terminology, the basics of... [Read More]









Pollywog Class

Ages 5-7

The Pollywog Class is a new offering to 5-7 year old by the sailing school and is taught at Gray's Lake Park in Des Moines, Iowa. This is a 15 hour course where the objective is to teach safety around the water and water skills. It is taught over five mornings and is designed to introduce young campers to the lake and develop their confidence in the water and the basic athletic skills and the cooperation needed for sailing. Lots of water time, games, and activities to build their ability to successfully step into a sailboat.  Read More]


Youth Sailing Camp Levels 1-2

Ages 8-15

Introducing Youth Sailing Camp!

The Youth Sailing Camp is held at Gray's Lake Park in Des Moines, Iowa. This 20 hour, week-long camp held during the summer allows the student to progress in their sailing capabilities. It includes age-appropriate activities designed to teach basic to intermediate sailing skills...[Read More]

Youth Sailing Camp Levels 3-4

Ages 8-15

Also held at Gray's Lake. upon completion of level 3, the camper will be able to confidently sail a small boat and meet the expectations of US SAILING's entry level small boat sailor. All classes are taught by certified US Sailing instructors, assisted by school counselors and adult volunteers. Level 4 campers will be coached in the intricacies of highly technical boat handling skills and introduced to competitive sailing...[Read More]




Adult Small Boat Level 1

Adult Small Boat Level 1 is taught at Gray's Lake Park on Hobie Wave's. This is a 15 hour weekend course that teaches basic sailing skills on small boats...[Read More]

Adult Small Boat Level 2

Adult Small Boat Level 2 is taught at Saylorville Lake on FJs. This is a 15 hour weekend course that teaches basic sailing skills on small boats...[Read More]


 


Adult Daysailer Level 1

Adult Daysailer Level 1 is taught at Saylorville Lake on our Catalina 27.  This 15 hour weekend long course will teach basic sailing skills on a large daysailer.  Learn to maneuver away from our slip at Saylorville Lake ... [Read More]

Adult Daysailer Level 2

Adult Daysailer Level 2 is taught at Saylorville Lake on our Catalina 27. This course is offered weekly in the evening for people who have completed our Level 1 course and are interested in continuing to build their confidence and ability on a large daysailer. ...[Read More]

 

Custom Sailing Courses

At SYCSS, we're avid sailors and sailors know the importance of adjusting to the conditions! Our US Sailing Certified instructors have taught custom courses to several groups including the Sea Cadets, Des Moines Central Campus Marine Biology, Drake Leadership at Sea program and High School Sailing clubs...[Read More]


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