Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Yacht Club (NPSFYC)

The NPSF Yacht Club is an entity of the non-profit Naval Post Graduate School Foundation. Its purpose is to enhance the NPS experience through the inherently maritime activity of sailing in historic and picturesque Monterey Bay.

Competitive and recreational sailing are available through the yacht club. NPS students, faculty, staff, other active duty, military retirees, and their families who have joined the foundation may participate.

The yacht club owns two Shield 30 sailboats used by the sailing team for racing, as well as one Santana 22 sailboat and one Pearson Electra 26 sailboat available for recreation.

How to Join
To join the NPS Foundation, please CLICK HERE. If you are already a member, please LOG IN to manage your club memberships.

NPSFYC membership is available to NPS Alumni Association and Foundation members at no additional cost. There is a small fee and reservation requirement to rent the recreational sailboat. A pre-requisite to renting is completion of a check-sail, since some knowledge of sailing is needed to safely enjoy the sport.

Training

We are scheduling the next sail instruction class.  Successful completion of the class qualifies you with Keelboat Skipper C qualification. This lets you rent either the Navy Santana 22 ft boat or Pearson Electra 26 ft boat in Monterey, whenever you want. Boat rentals are currently set at $12 per hour.

 

We use the book, Start Sailing Right, which you can purchase at: http://www.amazon.com/Start-Sailing-Right-National-Instruction/dp/1882502485. Please try to read the first 10 chapters of the book before the first class.  That's 60 pages, big print, and lots of pictures.

 

Please learn to tie the following knots:  bowline, square knot, cleat hitch, and rolling hitch. www.animatedknots.com  is a great resource. Practice with your shoe laces in case you do not have any string or ropes at home. 

 

Contact:

npssa.vc.training@gmail.com for information!

 *remember sailing is a weather dependent activity, we may have to reschedule a date due to weather.

 

Costs:

  1. You join the Sailing Club. Membership is obtained automatically through membership in the NPS Foundation. Visit https://www.npsfoundation.org/page.aspx?pid=291  to become a member. Students are free. Faculty and community members pay a fee (tax deductible), but this also gets you membership in the foundation and access to all they do.  Create a login to manage your club memberships.
  2. The cost for the class is $250. Payment can be made via PayPal (send to pay.npssa@gmail.com ) or by cash or check payable to NPSSA. 
  3. Please note there will be no refund in case you are not able to finish the class.

 

Rental

After you have become a skipper, you can rent the boats and see recent updates at the website below.

https://www.npsfyachtclub.com/

 

Contact Us

If you would like to sail with us, and/or if you have questions, contact the Sailing club at sailing@npsfoundation.org

Curious about what we are up to? Check out our social media pages below!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NPSFoundationYachtClub

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We are scheduling the next sail instruction class.  Successful completion of the class qualifies you with Keelboat Skipper C qualification.  This lets you rent the Navy Santana 22 ft boat in Monterey, whenever you want.  Boat rentals are currently set at $25 per 4 hours.

 

We use the book, Start Sailing Right, which you can purchase at:  http://www.amazon.com/Start-Sailing-Right-National-Instruction/dp/1882502485.  Please try to read the first 10 chapters of the book before the first class.  That's 60 pages, big print, and lots of pictures.

 

Please learn to tie the following knots:  bowline, square knot, cleat hitch, and rolling hitch.    www.animatedknots.com  is a great resource.  Practice with your shoe laces in case you do not have any string or ropes at home. 

Contact:

npssa.vc.training@gmail.com for information and to indicate whether you want Saturdays or Sundays

 

 

Schedule:

We will have a Saturday cohort and a Sunday cohort.  Please let me know if you can do either with your preference, or if you can only do one, then which one.  If you cannot make one week, we will try to work with you to reschedule, or swap with another student for the other day.

 

Both Sat and Sun cohorts:

8 April (Thursday)  1700 – 1830 Classroom training 

15 April (Thursday)  1700 – 1830 Classroom training 

 

Saturday cohort (3 spots)  1000-1500

10 April (Sat) on-the-water training 

17 April (Sat) on-the-water training

24 April (Sat) on-the-water training (check sail)

 

Sunday cohort (3 spots) 1000 - 1500

11 April (Sun) on-the-water training 

18 April (Sun) on-the-water training

25 April (Sun) on-the-water training (check sail) 

 

*remember sailing is a weather dependent activity, we may have to reschedule a date due to weather.

 

COSTS:

  1. You join the Sailing Club.  Membership is obtained automatically through membership in the NPS Foundation. Visit https://www.npsfoundation.org/page.aspx?pid=291  to become a member.  Students are free.  Faculty and community members pay a fee (tax deductible), but this also gets you membership in the foundation and access to all they do.  Create a login to manage your club memberships.

 

  1. The cost for the class is $250.  Payment can be made via PayPal (send to  pay.npssa@gmail.com ) or by cash or check payable to NPSSA. 

 

  1. Please note there will be no refund in case you are not able to finish the class.