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Learn to Sail Course

Quannapowitt Yacht Club offers a 5-week sailing program designed to give students the basics of sailing in a fun, supportive and safe environment. The program is limited to 8 students, to ensure each student receives plenty of one-on-guidance on the water. Each weekly session is two hours long, with a maximum of two students per boat.

Throughout the five week program, QYC instructors will cover the fundamentals of sailing including:

  • Points of sail and important terminology
  • Parts of the boat & rigging
  • Tacking and jibing
  • Basic navigation and sail shape control
  • Pulling away from the dock; returning to the dock

This is the perfect experience for beginner sailors who want to see if sailing is right for them, or simply try a new activity and learn a new skill.

Our Learn to Sail course is taught on a variety of boats that may include Mercurys, Flying Scots, and Day Sailers.

Lessons are recommended for ages 14 and up. Younger sailors may participate in the program with a parent.

2022 Schedule:

Monday evenings, 6pm - 8pm

June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18 (No class July 4)


$300 member rate

$400 non-member rate

What to Bring:

A life jacket is required to sail at QYC. We do have some life jackets available at the clubhouse, but quantity and sizes may be limited. You must also have a signed waiver, which will be emailed to you after registration. It is recommended to bring water. Wear comfortable cool clothes and tennis shoes (flip flops are not recommended).

Click here to register.

Last updated 4:08pm on 25 March 2023

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