Afterschool Sailing Squadrons

After an exciting and successful pilot program last year, we are pleased to once again offer this cooperative initiative with Beachland Elementary, Gifford Middle Schools, and this fall we will add Osceola Magnet School as well.  Each school squadron of 15 to 20 youngsters learns to sail while enjoying the beautiful Indian River Lagoon and getting hands-on experience applying science, math, and environmental concepts.  The program is taught by professional sailing instructors and utilizes elements of the US Sailing STEM Education Initiative curriculum.  

The 10 weekly sessions take place at the Youth Sailing Foundation’s campus, which provides indoor and outdoor classroom space, all necessary boats and equipment, and waterfront access just south of the 17th Street bridge. Transportation from school to the facility will be provided.


Beachland Shark Squadron

(open to 4th & 5th graders only)

Fall Practices
Mondays 3:45 to 5:45 pm
September 17 – November 5



GMS Dolphin Squadron

Fall Practices
Wednesdays 3:00 to 5:30pm*
September 12 – November 7
*1:00 to 3:30pm on Sept 19 & Oct 17 due to early release


Osceola Explorer Squadron

(open to 4th & 5th graders only)

Fall Practices
Thursdays 3:45 to 5:45 pm
September 13 – November 8


End-of-season celebration and Veteran’s Day Regatta

(all squadrons)
Sunday, November 11


Enrollment in each squadron is limited and registration is on a first come-first served basis.  Click here to pre-register.