Learn to Sail with BHYC
Adult sailing courses at BHYC have been designed to get you on the water. Whether a novice sailor or an experienced racer, we have a way to improve your skills.
All adult sailing classes are predominantly taught in the boats and on the water to maximize practical knowledge and skill building, supplemented by individual reading from provided textbooks (depending on the course). From introductory to advanced sailing classes, all courses are designed for the adult sailor.
Our instructors are US Sailing certified, and BHYC is one of only two locations in the state of Maine that is a US Sailing accredited program.
Membership in BHYC is not required to join any class. Our classes are open to all who are interested.
All Adult Learn to Sail programs are taught on our J/22 sailboats or Boothbay Harbor One Design sailboats - after your lesson, you can rent one of our club boats to practice or explore the Harbor. Private lessons can also be arranged on your own boat.
Sailing in Boothbay Harbor
For any of our sailing programs, please:
- Dress in layers appropriate to the weather. Bring rain gear if appropriate - we spend as much time on the water as we can.
- Bring sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, and water
- Wear closed-toe, non-marking shoes. No flip-flops, please.
- If you own a USCG approved lifejacket, please bring it. BHYC can provide a life jacket upon request, but please let us know before you arrive if you need one.
Courses will be conducted regardless of weather conditions. If weather conditions require it, courses will be held onshore, but we strive to be on the water when safe and practicable.
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For more information please email us today! Online registration is available for any of our adult sailing experiences - including private lessons. If you're interested in private lessons, we'll be in touch to work out a schedule.