4-8 weeks

About the Class

Boats: Sunfish, Beetles, Typhoons, Wianno Seniors
*2-5 students per boat, sometimes with instructors.

Kids who believe that sailing should be about having fun on the water while hanging out with friends. They may or may not sail with an instructor. This class primarily uses Sunfish and Cape Dory Typhoons to explore the Hyannis Port area, including excursions into Lewis Bay, and, on calmer days, out into Nantucket Sound. Typhoons can comfortably hold 4-6 sailors. They are relatively easy to sail and provide students the opportunity to practice driving the boat and working both the mainsail and jib. Adventurers will learn basic navigation and seamanship – including anchoring, making a mooring, docking, boat care, and knots –but will also sail to local destinations for swimming, beach exploration, and occasional picnics. As weather and student interest dictate, we may also use Wianno Seniors.

Your Instructor

Matt Wake - Program Director

Matt Wake - Program Director

We don’t send our kids to sailing class to win trophies. We do it because doing things that are hard are worth doing. We do it because our children should understand the overwhelming power of wind and water and how to harness them. We teach seamanship to impress on them the value of meticulous care, preparation, and technical skill, things that will lead to success in a world of constant and unexpected challenges. And most importantly, sailing is really fun!