Beginner level: Sailing with an instructor on board
With this durable, stable, and versatile boat, students can expect to challenge themselves by learning to be the captain of their own ship while an instructor is in the boat. The RS Quest keeps sailors engaged and does not overwhelm them during the crucial learning process. Students will gain confidence and self-reliance while learning the in’s and out’s of Duxbury Bay. Every day is different. Come make memories that will last a lifetime!
Intermediate level: Sailing without an instructor on board. Instructors supervise from a powerboat.
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.
Fastest boat at DBMS! Operated with an instructor on board.
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.
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.
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.