Adventure Sailing

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1 week / $340 / tidal schedule

Ages: 10-14 Prerequisites: 1 Prevous DBMS Sailing Course Requirements: Competent Swimmer

Tired of sailing around buoys? Feeling a little adventurous this summer?

Sign up for our newest offering – ADVENTURE SAILING!

Adventure Sailing is all about cultivating a love for the ocean and Duxbury Bay through sailing. Along with expanding their sailing skills, students will learn about navigation, anchoring, marine ecology, weather, and much more. Enjoy adventurous sails to various Duxbury Bay locations such as Clarks Island, Duxbury Beach, Gurnett Creek, Captain’s Flat and much more! Students will be exposed to the many different types of boats DBMS has to offer, such as Hobie Catamarans, Marshall 15s, and Flying Scots. There will always be an instructor in the boat to help encourage students in a fun environment. Students will be inspired to pursue their love of sailing for a lifetime.

The Friday of this week-long course will be a 6 hour destination picnic sail so students can show off the skills they learned. Be sure to pack a lunch!

This course incorporates aspects of US Sailing’s S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math) initiative that encourages learning through outdoor classroom fun.

Discovery

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1 week / $260 / tidal schedule

Ages: 8-11 Prerequisites: None Requirements: Competent Swimmer

This week-long class is perfect for those who’d like a quick taste of all the bay has to offer.
Enjoy an introduction to Duxbury Bay, sailing with an instuctor-on-board using various boats, possibly including Flying Scots, O’Day 23s, Marshall 15s, Prams and Kayaks. Curriculum and boats may vary based on weather.

Junior Sailing programs meet rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

Opti Magic

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2 weeks / $560 / tidal schedule

Ages: 9-12 Prerequisites: None Requirements: Competent Swimmer

This is an entry level class for older students. In addition to basic sailing techniques, students learn to use hiking straps, tiller extensions and expand their knowledge of wind, weather, and upwind sailing techniques. Junior Sailing programs meet rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

Opti 2

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2 weeks / $560 / tidal schedule

Ages: 9-12 Prerequisites: Opti Magic or Pram 2 and recommendation to advance Requirements: Competent Swimmer

Students will be challenged to perfect their sailing techniques including sailing upwind and using the tiller extension at all times, especially in between tacks. Towards the end of the course, students will begin to learn the very basic first steps to racing.

Students will also be encouraged to sail in the 2 local regattas in Duxbury Bay. The Duxbury Yacht Club Regatta and DBMS Jr. Regatta will provide great opportunities for kids to get their first taste of racing in the Novice Green Fleet division.

Opti Learn To Race

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2 weeks / $560 / tidal schedule

Ages: 10-13 Prerequisites: Opti II and recommendation to advance Requirements: Competent Swimmer

Students will begin working on racing topics and techniques while becoming more proficient sailors.

Topics include, but aren’t limited to, starts, downwind boat handling, mark roundings and regatta tips/ info.

Students will be highly encouraged to compete in the Duxbury Yacht Club Regatta and DBMS Jr. Regatta. Coaches for this course are planning on coaching students during the DYC Regatta which occurs during the week. Due to this, the normal class will not be held on these 2 days. For these days students may either participate in the regatta and receive coaching from their normal coaches, or join the Opti II class those days.

Hartley 12

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1 week / $260 / tidal schedule

Ages: 10-13 Prerequisites: None Requirements: Competent Swimmer

Blast around the bay in this exciting new boat.
The Hartley 12 is a fast modern boat designed for both new and experienced sailors. Students will be challenged to enhance their sailing techniques. Junior Sailing programs meet rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

Catamaran

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1 week / $260 / tidal schedule

Ages: 12-17 Prerequisites: None Requirements: Competent Swimmer

This course is designed for older, thrill seeking students! Our Hobie Getaway catamaran is fast and fun.
This is the perfect course if you want to blast around the harbor and fly an A-symmetrical spinnaker.
Junior Sailing programs meet rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

Parent Sail and Sea

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Parent sails during child's lesson $25

This is your time! Book your sail with a friend, family or other children. Enjoy the bay and have some fun while your child is in class.

Sails are 1 hour, open to 4 people per sailboat with a DBMS Instructor. Children are welcome to sail with an adult (one child per adult) and must have a approved personal floatation device. For $25 you will be taken out in a Marshall 15’ by a DBMS instructor who sail you around the bay for 1 hour. The Sail and Sea excursions will take place every week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Minimum age is 2 and children under 5 are free. Kids 6 and older need to pay for a seat.