Sarasota Youth Sailing invites the Optimist Green Optimist RWB, ILCA, and C/420 youth classes to the 73rd Sarasota Labor Day Regatta. This regatta serves as the kickoff event to the 2021-2022 Florida Youth Sailing Association season.
Sarasota Youth Sailing (SYS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that provides sailing opportunities for youth ranging in age from 5-18. Since the late 1970’s, we have worked to get children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities sailing on Sarasota Bay. We offer classes for all skill levels, as well as opportunities for school and community organizations.
Our mission is to encourage youth sailors to experience the joy of sailing in a safe and fun environment. We strive to impart a love of sailing as a life sport, while providing the fundamental skills necessary for participants to advance in the sport as far as their desire, skill and hard work may take them. We promote ethical behavior among our sailors and teach life-long lessons, which build character, foster teamwork, develop self-reliance and instill respect for the marine environment.