The water is a classroom for lifelong learning

Our youth programs teach independence and confidence on the water. We offer hands-on learning opportunities for kids ages 6 – 17 using our Flying Scots, Sunfish, 420’s, and Opti’s. Our all-day marine science and sailing camp is totally unique–kids enjoy a half-day sailing lesson and a half-day immersive science experience. Would your child enjoy exploring an island, learning to skipper a sailboat, or collecting and identifying critters on the shores of Pleasant Bay? If so, check our our program pages to learn more!

Sailing Lessons

Marine Science & Sailing Camp

Registration Information: Please read below before registering!

Register here: Links live Monday 12/20 at noon!

  • Regular registration will begin on Monday 12/20 at noon. All youth courses will open up during regular registration.
  • Click “Register here!” above. You will be redirected to our booking software, Jackrabbit. On this page, all classes will be listed.
    • This page is updated automatically, so if a course doesn’t have a “register” button, registration for that course has not started yet OR the course is already full and accepting waitlist names OR the waitlist is already full…see number of openings in Openings column.
    • Courses that have filled up after regular registration will have a “Waitlist” option. We do limit waitlists to the total number of slots in any given class, so if there is no waitlist option, the list has already hit that capacity. We will notify waitlisted participants in the order they sign up as soon as slots become available.
  • Clicking “Register” for a certain course will bring you to our registration form. Please either fill out the form in its entirety OR click “log in” if you have a portal account from previous years.
    • At the bottom of this form is a blue button “Select Another Class”. This will allow you to register for multiple classes at once. You can also “Add Another Student”.
    • Returning families: please ensure your credit card information is up to date
  • “Submit Registration” once you’ve completed all fields. You will receive a confirmation email with additional information.
  • To ensure every child has the opportunity to try at least 1 week of our beginner programming, we must limit each participant to no more than 5 weeks of any one beginner level class (Beginner Youth Scots, Beginner Teen Scots, or Science & Sailing). Should your child like to spend more than 5 weeks with us, please sign them up for a different class for the remaining weeks. Unfortunately, our program is still small enough that it is not designed to be an all-summer program: there will be repeating lessons and themes throughout the summer in any one class. We appreciate your understanding as we aim to continue to be accessible to all and provide a high quality experience for program participants.
  • We will charge a $100 non-refundable deposit per class, per child, which will be credited towards your course fees. This fee was charged on 12/17 for early registrations, and will be charged on 12/27 for all other registrations up to that point. Registrations throughout the winter/spring will be charged in batches, as they come in.
  • Your remaining balance (less your deposit) will be charged on April 1st.
  • Should you need to modify or cancel your registration, we can transfer your fees to another class if a slot is available OR can refund your course fees (less the deposit) up until May 1st.
  • No refunds will be given for any changes or cancellations made beyond May 1st.

US Sailing Skill Up

Starting in 2021, PBCB enrolls all youth sailors into the US Sailing “Skill Up” digital platform for instruction. With a mobile app for our instructors and students, and a website dashboard for our directors and leaders, Skill Up provides a paperless, touch-free connection for everyone at PBCB. The Skill Up App brings US Sailing’s instructional resources to the fingertips of our instructors and students. Built to support US Sailing’s skill development curriculum, the Skill Up App provides US Sailing members with access to skill tracking, instructional videos, and teaching resources.

Skill Up App features

  • Skill Tracking – As students learn different onshore and skills our instructors will record their new skills in the app. The student’s skill progress is saved by US Sailing, and accessible to students and parents through the app. When a student changes classes or starts at a new organization, their skill progress automatically stays with them.
  • Instructional Resources – Our PBCB instructors will have access to a library of drills, games, activities, sample lesson plans, and a lesson builder tool.
  • Attendance – Instructors will be able record attendance on the app. No more paper attendance sheets!

The goal of the “Skill Up” model is to promote lifelong sailing in a variety of sailing disciplines, from first time sailors to experienced racers, and provide a skill development path for every participant. Skill Up allows you to track your child’s progress daily!