Learn the basics of boating safety, nomenclature, rigging, sail handling and steering.
Starts with 2-3 students per boat. Once a student becomes confident and capable of sailing single-handed they’ll be recommended to advance to Pram II.
Prams are small, learn to sail boats that prepare sailors for the more complicated Optimist. Class curriculum is subject to change without notice due to weather conditions. Junior Sailing programs meet rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.
Ages: 8-9 Prerequisites: Pram Power and recommendation to advance Requirements: Competent Swimmer
For those ready to sail solo and increase their on-the-water confidence. Proper docking techniques and the ability to sail a triangular course will be mastered before advancing. Junior Sailing programs meet rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.
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.
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.
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.
Parent Sail and Sea is designed for the parent who is eager to see on-the-water programs in action – and maybe has an interest to learn how to sail themselves! This 1 hour, light on learning, sail will take place every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the summer. We strive to sail you near the classes you wish to see, however we are sometimes restricted by the tide and wind. Come prepared to have fun, talk sailing basics and take advantage of the photo opportunities…With the added bonus of knowing what your junior sailor is talking about at the dinner table later that night.