The Savannah Sailing Center offers a variety of programs throughout the year. There is a brief introduction to each program below, follow each programs link for more information or to get involved in a SSC program.
Summer “Guppy” Camp
We are pleased to offer a new program this summer for children 5-7 years of age. This program will introduce the sport of sailing to water loving children. Our curriculum will focus on safety around the water and will introduce the sport of sailing with age appropriate activities. Children must know how to swim and will wear lifejackets at all times while on the water.
Summer Camp “Catch the Wind”
Our “Catch the Wind” summer camp program is designed for kids ages 8 and up of all abilities and skill levels. The classes are structured to allow for maximum sailing time and personal attention. Beginners participate in a small 8ft Optimist or 15ft Sunfish sailboat, depending on their size. Those with more experience can sail in a 2-person 420 sailboat, also used for high school and college sailing. The summer camp instructors follow the US Sailing curriculum and skills learned are documented with the US Sailing certification record book. “Catch the Wind” is offered as a full day camp.
Sailing lessons for both adults and children ages 8 and up are available on scheduled Saturdays. The course includes 4 hours of instruction, follows the US Sailing curriculum, and is documented with the US Sailing certification record book. Students are required to call or email the office to register for lessons.
High School and College Sailing
We support both high school and college sailing at SSC!! We currently have 5 high school teams and 1 college team that utilize the facilities, including Benedictine, Country Day, Islands, Richmond Hill, St. Vincent’s and Savannah State NROTC. We can provide a practice venue, coach, and boats for teams. We offer weekly practices with US Sailing certified coaches. We welcome any area school who would like to start a sailing program! Please call or email us for more specific information on starting a sailing program at your school!
US Sailing Level 1 Instructors Course
Every spring we offer a US Sailing Level 1 instructor course, approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and NASBLA. This course prepares experienced sailors to teach in a safer, creative, and more effective manner. The overall goal of the program is to produce highly qualified instructors for SSC that help reduce risk exposure for sailing programs.