Our Program





  "No Child Left on Shore"

WHAT IS DYSA?  A Sunday afternoon Around the Buoys sailboat-racing program for children ages 8-16.

WHAT IF WE CAN'T AFFORD THE FEE?  DYSA offers needs-based scholarships for the Sunday afternoon sailing program.  To qualify for a scholarship, the student/family must meet the criteria for the school district's free/reduced meal program.

WHERE IS IT HELD?  At the City of Dunedin Municipal Marina, 51 Main Street, Dunedin, FL 34698

WHO CAN PARTICPATE? Anyone between the ages of 8 and 16 provided he or she can swim 50 yards in the bay without a lifejacket.  Previous sailing experience is not required.

HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM? There are two 9-week sessions per year, one in the fall and one in the spring.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?  $185 for a 9-week session, which includes the use of an 8’ Optimist pram.  Lasers and 420's are available to sailors who complete the pram program.


HOW DO WE SIGN UP? To put a child on the contact list for next session, please click on the Contact Us tab.  Then send us the child's name, age, and your comments.

IS THERE A SUMMER PROGRAM?  DYSA does not offer sailing in the summer.  The City of Dunedin, the City of Safety Harbor and the Clearwater Community Sailing Center offer summer sailing camps.

IS THERE A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM?  Yes.  Please click on the DHS Sailing Team tab for more information.


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