First Sail

The first sail experience is an opportunity for people who are interested in sailing to go out with an experienced skipper for a casual, friendly sail. First sail is a great opportunity see if you like sailing and want to learn more.  [Read More]

Pollywog Camp

Ages 5-8

The Pollywog Camp is a new offering to 5-8 year old by the sailing school and is taught at Saylorville Marina in Polk City, Iowa. This is a 15 hour course where the objective is to teach safety around the water and water skills. It is taught over five mornings and is designed to introduce young campers to the lake and develop their confidence in the water and the basic athletic skills and the cooperation needed for sailing. Lots of water time, games, and activities to build their ability to successfully step into a sailboat.  [Read More]

Youth Sailing Camp 

Ages 8-15

Introducing Youth Sailing Camp!

The Youth Sailing Camp is held at Saylorville Marina in Polk City, Iowa. This 20 hour, week-long camp held during the summer allows the student to progress in their sailing capabilities. It includes age-appropriate activities designed to teach basic to intermediate sailing skills...[Read More]

Teen Sailing Camp 

Ages 13-17

Teen Camp is held at Saylorville Marina. Teen Camp is held Tuesday evenings in June or Thursday evenings in July. This month-long camp welcomes new teen sailors as well as more experienced young sailors. New boats will offer teen campers to build their skills. 

Adult Small Boat 

Adult Small Boat is taught at Saylorville Marina. This is a 15 hour weekend course that teaches basic sailing skills on small boats...[Read More]


Adult Daysailer 

Adult Daysailer Level 1 is taught at Saylorville Marina on our Catalina 27.  This 15 hour weekend long course will teach basic sailing skills on a large daysailer.  Learn to maneuver away from our slip at Saylorville Marina ... [Read More]


Custom Sailing Courses

At SYCSS, we're avid sailors and sailors know the importance of adjusting to the conditions! Our US Sailing Certified instructors have taught custom courses to several groups including the Sea Cadets, Des Moines Central Campus Marine Biology, Drake Leadership at Sea program and High School Sailing clubs...[Read More]

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