Our programming is geared for people from the ages of 10 to 100! For safety's sake, we do not recommend bringing children under the age of 5 to sailing sessions.
At the beginning of each sailing sessions, we offer our Quick-Start Basic Sailing instruction for beginners and for those who desire a little more information. If you understand the basics of sailing (by learning from IYSO or elsewhere), and desire a chance to practice sailing (or just have fun!), you are welcome to bypass the instruction and head out on the water. In either case, you will be accompanied on the water by Safety/Instructional Staff at all times. Both "sailing experiences" occur concurrently; when signing up for one, you are signing up for both.
To reserve your spot(s) in our sailing sessions, sign up here. In order to ensure that we have an accurate number of boats, we need and accurate headcount! Therefore, if you plan to meet or bring anyone sailing with you, please sign them up as well. If you are a parent signing up your child(ren), please sign up each child using their own name(s) (not just your name).
Unless otherwise specified, all IYSO sailing opportunities begin and end at the Sailboat Dock located across the parking lot from the baseball diamonds in Millers Bay, Menominee Park, Oshkosh. We will text all participants 2 hours prior regarding cancellations, changes, etc. due to weather. If you do not hear from us via text, the session is taking place!
We accept payment at the beginning of each session. Please pay with cash/check or use our QR code. Checks can be made payable to International Youth Sailing of Oshkosh.
Are there requirements?
What do you need to bring?
You should arrive prepared to be in the water, meaning you should be willing to try deeper water with a life jacket on - even if you don't swim!
You absolutely must bring your signed waiver!
You might also want to bring the following:
Can I bring my friends and family members?
Yes, as long as everyone is enrolled! Please keep in mind that we can only take 8-10 participants per session. Therefore please check the schedule to make sure that there are enough open spots available! If you wish to book a private "party," or a Group Session, please email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org!
What about safety?
Here is our page on Safety.
What if there is bad weather?
Also explained on Safety page.