The water is a classroom for lifelong learning.


Youth Sailing ages 6-17

Youth Sailing lessons are the heart of our boating program. Scheduled seven times per week, this is our most popular offering. They are designed for both beginners, who learn basic skills in Flying Scots in groups of 2-4 students with an instructor, and intermediates who will learn more advanced skills in Flying Scots, and always have an instructor in the boat with them. Students will be separated by ability at the beginning of each class. (Monday through Friday 9:30am-noon; Tuesday & Thursday 1:30-4pm. Non Member $45/class  Member $30/class)

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Adventure Sailing ages 12-18

For intermediate and above skill levels, this class introduces students to the wider world of sailing and produces knowledgeable all-around boaters. Taught in Flying Scots and other boats, classes include advanced sailing, seamanship, navigation, fun marine science activities and more. (Monday & Friday 1:30-4pm. Non Member $45/class  Member $30/class).

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Discover the Science of Sailing – All Day Fridays ages 8-14

In this day-long program, students will discover the connections between sailing and marine science. This class provides hands-on, experiential learning opportunities to young boaters by making powerful connections between sailing and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).  The class will be in the old boathouse, in sailboats, on the beach, in rowboats, and kayaks, and is taught by U.S. Sailing REACH-trained instructors. While the lessons will be different each day, the focus will be on the wind above, the water below, and everything on the boat in between. Students will have fun while learning about earth science, physics, engineering, geometry, chemistry, ocean science and mathematics, but in ways you never heard of or learned about in school. Afternoons will spent with a sailing instructor onboard a Flying Scott and connect the morning lessons to time out on the water. Students bring a bag lunch. Sweatshirt, sunscreen, hat, water bottle and solid water shoes required.
Age: 8-14
When: Fri, 9 – 4PM

Limit: 12 students

Cost: Non Member $90/day  Member $75/day

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420 Sailing ages 12-18

This class uses the double-handed high-performance and versatile 420 sailboat to teach advanced sailing and racing techniques. Students in this class should be at an intermediate skill level. (Tuesday & Thursday 1:30-4pm. Non Member $45/class  Member $30/class).

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Recreational Sailing ages 12-17

Experienced sailors who are comfortable and capable operating a sailboat without an instructor can take out a Sunfish. (Monday-Friday 1:30-4pm.  Members $10/boat).

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Recreational Kayaking ages 12-17

Youth members can enjoy a paddle in Pleasant Bay. (Monday-Friday 9:30am-12 and 1:30-4pm. Members $15/boat).



The Marine Life of Pleasant Bay

Explore an amazingly rich marine ecosystem with real oceanographic equipment on our new boat. A fun, hands-on, wet, learning experience.

Age: Students 8-16

When: Tues 9 – 12:00 (Jul 2 through Aug 27) no trip on 7/23, 8/6

Limit: 20

Non-member: $50

Members: $40

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Muddy Creek Water Scientists

Explore a newly restored creek in canoes! Use professional equipment! This class is for young Scientists who like wet feet and want an unforgettable experience! Times vary due to tides.

Age: 10-15


Mon 7/1, 1 – 4PM

Thu 7/11, 9 –12

Tue 7/16, 1:30 – 4:30

Wed 7/31, 2 – 5

Wed  8/14, 1:30 – 4:30

Wed 8/28, 11 – 2

Limit: 10 students

Non-member: $40

Member: $35

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Discovery Science & Sailing – ALL DAY FRIDAYS

Discover the undeniable connections between sailing and marine science. Start the morning in the boathouse, on the beach, in rowboats, and end the day on the water, sailing with U.S. Sailing trained instructors.

Age: 8-14
When: Fri, 9 – 4PM (July 12 through Aug 30)

Limit: 12 students

Non-member: $85

Member: $70

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Fins, Whiskers and Claws

Be a marine biologist for five days! Join Center for Coastal Studies scientists on our new boat to study seals, fish, eelgrass nurseries, and the dynamic islands

of this unique ecosystem. Classroom, lab time, boat-based investigations, and beach surveys.

Age: 8-14

When: Jul 22-26 or Aug 5-9, Mon to Fri, 9:30 – 4PM

Limit: 12 students

Non-member: $500 per week

Member: $450 per week

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