Because IYSO is the largest school sailing program in North America, we've taught on average, approximately 1000 to 1500 beginner sailors every year for the last 14 years, and we have done it without incident. We maintain our zero-incident safety record by constantly evaluating and updating our gear, safety protocol and practices.
You will be safe with us because:
In the event of stormy weather, IYSO will make the decision to curtail or cancel the sailing session; however, we make every effort NOT to do that.
We will update you via text regarding weather/cancellation, if weather is a concern prior to session. If weather kicks up during session, we immediately bring everyone to shore, towing if necessary.
Please dress according to weather conditions! If it is cold and damp, you may want to bring along a winter jacket, blanket or sleeping bag to wrap up in.
Life jackets are an important part of safety! Ask us about IYSO's impeccable 12-year safety record!
Each participant will need a waiver in order to participate in each sailing session.
You will want to select the appropriate waiver, download, print, fill out, and bring to the sailing session.
Once at the session, depending on Covid-19 regulations, we may ask you to sign yet another regarding social distancing... but we will see!