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.
Ages: 13-17 Prerequisites: None Requirements: Competent Swimmer / Sailor must weigh at least 105 lbs
Learn the basics of boating safety, nomenclature, rigging, sail handling and steering in a two person boat. Sailors in 420s and FJs should weigh a minimum of 105lbs. Sailors may sail 420s or FJs exclusively or both boats depending on what the program and instructors decide. Sailors that have successfully completed Opti LTR or Opti Racer and raceived a recommendation to advance should be taking 420 Transitional Racing instead of this class. Junior Sailing programs meet rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.
Ages: 13-17, Prerequisites: 420 Beginner and recommendation to advance, Requirements: Competent Swimmer / Sailor must weigh at least 105 lbs
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. Junior Sailing programs meet rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.
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.
Ages: 13-17 Prerequisites: Opti LTR or Racer and recommendation to advance Requirements: Competent Swimmer / Sailor must weigh at least 105 lbs
This class is for sailors who already know the basics of racing and have a good amout of experience doing so. The course will cover racing tactics and strategies as well as advanced boat handling skills in the 420.
Coaches will focus on having the students master the main and jib but will not incorporate trapeze or spinnakers in this course. Students will be encouraged to compete in the DBMS, DYC regattas without a spinnaker. Eligibility to sail in other local and regional regattas will be determined by coaches.