Instructional Classes

See basic descriptions below -- continue to end of page to select individual classes to learn more about each!

The Instructional Division focuses on teaching children the fundamentals of sailing – boat handling, seamanship, sportsmanship and of course how to get out on the water with confidence while also having a great time.   

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


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: 13 – 16 years old

Meets: 1:00pm - 4:00pm, 

M Tu W Th F


After successful completion of a beginner program, sailors are recommended to continue in either Optis or in J22s. 
These classes are below.

Opti Beginners

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




Please register one student per transaction.  For more detailed instructions follow the link below before registering.



Classes (Total Items: 3)
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Beginners (Full Day Option Available)
$350.00
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Opti Beginners (Full Day Option Available)
$625.00
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Young Adult Beginners
$350.00
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