The Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation programs range from introduction to sailing to support of racing at the highest level of youth competition.

Sailing programs are organized each year into Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. The Spring and Fall semesters include organized after-school sailing instruction for both High School sailors and Optimist Fleet sailors (ages 8-14). The Summer Semester includes five 2-week sessions with morning classes for introduction to sailing and separate classes in the afternoon for more advanced sailing. Sailors interested in racing have the opportunity to participate in out of town regattas with their respective SBYSF Fleet throughout the year. There are tuition fees for semesters and sessions and out of town events have some associated costs for each sailor—limited grants are available from the Foundation for these out of town events and limited Scholarships are available from the Santa Barbara Yacht Club Women’s Group (SBYCW).