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Youth Sailing Courses

Pirateer Classes

In these courses, we introduce 7 to 9 year olds to dinghy sailing and help them feel at ease on the water and be comfortable in boats.

Beginning Pirateer
Advanced Pirateer

Since the objective of the course is to get the students to feel comfortable sailing, the class will not sail on days with threatening weather, such as rain or high winds. Instead, we will use activities to further their nautical knowledge, like crafts, watching videos, and playing games.

Beginner and Intermediate Sailing Programs

Beginning and Intermediate level classes are held during multiple sessions, varying in length, throughout the summer. The various levels are geared towards different sailing ability and interest of the students. We utilize our well-maintained fleet of Optis, CFJs, and 420s, for all of our Beginning, Intermediate and Racing Classes. Students are placed in sections by the Sailing School staff according to age, size, fitness level, and sailing experience. Prior to the first lesson, students are grouped accordingly in one of four categories: Beginner Opti, Intermediate Opti, Beginner 420/FJ, and Intermediate 420/FJ.

Beginner Opti – Single-handed Sailing
Intermediate Opti – Single-handed Sailing
Beginner/Intermediate CFJ/420 Program

Youth Racing Programs

Our Youth Racing Program is split into two groups: Learn to Race (LTR) and Advanced Race Team (ART). The Learn to Race is run by the Sailing School with classes taking place during the day. The Advanced Race Team is run in the evenings by the Youth Racing Program and headed up by Ray Trask ( All kids start out in the Learn to Race program before graduating on to the Advanced Race Team program.

Opti Green Team: LTR
Optimist Race Team (ART)
420 and Laser Racing Teams
Laser Race Team (LTR and ART)
420 B Team (LTR)
420 A Team (ART)