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.
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: 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.
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.