Adult Sailing Lessons

Learn to Sail with the South Whidbey Yacht Club!


Come feel the wind on your face, breathe the fresh air and learn how those little boats actually get from place to place using only the wind. It’s easy and fun. We know it’s one of those things you always wanted to do – so here is your chance!

Three sessions of the US Sailing Course for Beginning Sailing are being offered by the South Whidbey Yacht Club. On-the-water instruction will be in Pelican or Lido Sailboats. An email with program adjustments will be sent out about 7 days in advance of lesson. A detailed description of program and your responsibilities can be found at

Location: Deer Lake*, detailed location TBA.

Instructors: South Whidbey Yacht Club’s Head Instructors are U.S. Sailing certified and will be assisted by experienced dinghy sailors. Sufficient staff will be on hand to ensure each participant receives personal attention.

Session 1: Saturday-Sunday, June 4-5*, 10:00am–4:30pm, Fee $200*

Session 2: Monday-Thursday, June 6-9*, 2:00pm-4:30pm, Fee $200*

Session 3: Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12*, 10:00am–4:30pm, Fee $200*

*Location may be Lone Lake, depending on lake conditions, TBD.

*$50 discount for SWYC members.
Note: When registering online, fee will be posted as $150, then non-members will be charged an additional $50.

*Friday, June 10th will be extra day of fun on the water for students from Sessions 1 & 2. This may be considered a make-up day if we lose a day of instruction due to weather. Session 3 students may participate on this day but the on-water experience will be limited, but fun. More details for this day will be provided at the classes.

REGISTER HERE Registration opens 9am April 14

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Adult Coed Softball

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Adult Coed Softball 2022


Come show us you still have it! Get exercise and blow off some workday steam at the best fields around. Pull a team together or join the pick-up list. This is a clean, community oriented, alcohol–free league. We follow ASA rules for softball with some exceptions (handbook will be posted online). Emphasis is on healthful competition in a recreational atmosphere. We provide one umpire per game to facilitate fair and spirited games. Teams typically play two games per evening, for a minimum of 12 games, plus tournament.

Fees cover field use, game balls, umpire, scorebooks, administrative costs and tournament. Uniforms/shirts are not provided by SWPRD. If umpires are unavailable due to COVID-19, a portion of the team fee will be refunded.

Register your team by June 2!

Mandatory Team Manager’s Meeting Tuesday, June 7, 6pm.

Coordinator: Recreation Supervisor Skye Dunn, 360-221-6788,

Location: South Whidbey Community Park

Games: Fridays*, June 17–Aug 13*, 6pm, 7:15pm* start

Fee: $700 per team, max 20 per roster CLICK HERE to register your team. Contact us if you need help registering your team or need to pay by cash/check.

*Teams will have byes. No games July 22, alternate date will be provided for that week if needed. Additional tournament Friday evening, Aug. 12 and/or Saturday, Aug 13. Games may start as early as 5:30pm in August. Practices may take place other days as scheduled by team. If the tournament has to be canceled for any reason, a portion of the team fee will be refunded.

Looking to join a team?? Join the pick-up list, and we’ll share your contact info with team managers looking to fill out their roster. Join the Pick-Up List here.

Interested in umpiring?? Check our employment page for info on umpiring!

COVID-19 Safety: The league will follow CDC COVID-19 safety requirements and current Washington State guidelines for sporting activities, at a minimum, with consideration to guidelines from national level softball organizations. Guidelines and requirements may change up to game day. More details about our specific procedures to follow.

Drug & Alcohol Policy:
No player shall appear upon the field of play at any time under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or bring alcohol or drugs onto the park property, including parking lots. Upon a first offense, the player will be suspended from that game. If the player suspended causes the team to forfeit due to no replacement, that player will be also suspended from the next game.