Summer Sailing for Ages 13-17

The Hartley 12 and Catamaran programs are both one-week in length and open to any skill-level. Our Opti and 420 summer sailing programs allow your child to really build confidence in their sailing skills and develop meaningful friendships over a two-week period. Below, scroll down to see the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced options.

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Hartley 12


Ages: 10-13 Blast around the bay in our exciting Hartleys! The Hartley 12 is a fast modern boat designed for both new and experienced sailors. Students will be challenged to enhance their sailing techniques as they enjoy the beautiful bay.



Ages: 12-17 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 in our fastest boat!

Beginner Programs

420 Beginner


Ages 13-17 Learn the basics of boating safety, nomenclature, rigging, sail handling and steering in a two person boat. Sailors in 420s should weigh a minimum of 105lbs.

Intermediate Programs

420 Intermediate


Ages 13-17 Prerequisite: 420 Beginner Focus on improving and refining boat-handling skills in a 420. Towards the end of the course, students will begin to learn the very basic first steps to racing.

Advanced Programs

Opti Learn to Race


Ages 10-13 Prerequisite: Opti 2 Students will begin working on racing topics and techniques while becoming more proficient sailors. Students will be highly encouraged to compete in the Duxbury Yacht Club Regatta and DBMS Jr. Regatta.

420 Advanced


Ages 13-17 Prerequisite: 420 Intermediate The course will cover tactics and strategies as well as advanced boat handling skills in the 420. Students will learn how to use spinnakers and trapezes and incorporate them into racing. Students will be encouraged to compete in the DBMS, DYC regattas, and other local regattas.