Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Skipjacks will be postponed to 2021

Active students will be refunded shortly. If you have additional questions, please email


Skipjacks is run by the members of the Columbia Yacht Club and is a social introduction to sailing which takes place over the course of seven weeks.

Member captains perform the on-the-water instruction on their own boats. The class sizes are large which allows students to meet many boat captains and students. It’s a tremendously fun program and helps people get comfortable on boats and learn the basics of our wonderful sport. Lifelong relationships begin here. Many Skipjacks become cruising and/or racing crew with the captains they meet on Skipjacks.


2021 Rates



2021 Dates are TBD: Tuesdays at 6:30 PM

Two Classroom Sessions, On the Water Sessions and Graduation Party, are all TBD and will be announced by December 2020


Questions? Concerns? Email
*On water classes are weather dependent. There are no formal make-up classes


Skipjacks Advanced

Skipjacks Advanced is an accelerated Keelboat Certification class for those who have already taken Skipjacks and are ready for more education.

Price: $560, Columbia YC Members: $504

2020 Dates, 6-9pm:

Session 1: Tuesdays, June 2-30, July 7 CANCELLED

Session 2: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

This course runs evenings from 6pm-9pm

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