Beginners (no experience req!)
Young Adult Beginners
(no experience req!)
This class is offered in 2 week blocks and is designed to teach students the basics of sailing, including rigging/derigging, docklanding, upwind/downwind sailing, basic seamanship, among other skills.
Age: 8 – 12 years old
Meets: 9:00 - 12:00am, M Tu W Th F
Age: 13 – 16 years old
Meets: 1:00pm - 4:00pm,
M Tu W Th F
Keel Boat Sailing
This class is offered in 4 week blocks and is designed to introduce students to a new dinghy, the Optimist, as well as improve their basic sailing skills. Students will start off in pairs and, later, sail alone. Students will improve upon the foundational skills they learned in Beginners.
Age: 9 – 13 years old
Required Experience: completion of beginners, recommendation of staff
This class is offered in 4 week blocks and is designed to introduce students to a new sailing experience, keelboat sailing. The Keel Boat class sails J22s-- a much larger boat with a keel that cannot capsize. About 3 to 4 students sail each J22, assisted by a Junior Instructor. The Keel Boat class is a great fit for anyone who has demonstrated competence in sailing, but either is not interested in racing themselves, or just wants to try something new!
Age: 13 – 18 years old
Required Experience: completion of any beginner program, recommendation of staff