Jr. Sailing Program


We are very excited to announce that the SBC will be running all of our 2020 Jr. Sailing Classes!  

Classes will run from July 6 – August 13. 

Please know that in accordance with the MA COVID-19 Regulations, we are implementing drop-off, pick-up, hand washing, small group, social distancing, and on-land mask/buff wearing procedures. 

If you are interested in sailing with the SBC this summer, please visit: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/222785.

Please note that there is limited space available. 

                                                                  2020 Jr. Sailing Schedule

Class Days Time Member Tuition Non-Member Tuition
*Learn to Sail Beginner Mercury, Ages 6-9 M, W 8:30 – 10:45 AM $450 $550
*Learn to Sail Beginner Mercury, Ages 10+ M, W 9:00 – 11:15 AM $450 $550
*Learn to Sail Beginner Mercury, Ages 6+ T, TH 8:30 – 10:45 AM $450 $550
Intermediate Mercury M, W 12:30 – 2:45 PM $450 $550
Intermediate Mercury T, TH 1 – 3:15 PM $450 $550
Beginner Pram M, W 9:30 – 11:45 PM $450 $550
Opti Green M, W 9:15 – 12:30 PM $650 $775
Opti Green T, TH 9:15 – 12:30 PM $650 $775
420 Green T, TH 9:30 – 12:45 PM $650 $775
420 Green M, W 1:00 – 4:15 PM $650 $775


SBC Jr. Sailing Class Descriptions

Learn to Sail Beginner Mercury Introduction to the sport of sailing through the use of the 14 ft Mercury. A more stable and perfectly built for all sailors. This class is perfect for a student new to the sport or one more comfortable being in a boat with others. Two age groups offered for this class. See schedule for times and ages.

Intermediate Mercury The Intermediate Mercury class will challenge the sailor slightly more and may provide the an opportunity to try the Pram or Opti during the season.

Beginner Pram Students will learn in a recreational sailing atmosphere learning the parts of a boat, points of sail, right of way rules and basic knots. In addition, they will learn how to rig and de-rig, points of sail, returning to the doc, and safety. Sailors may have the opportunity to move into an Opti during the season at the discretion of the Satuit Boat Club Junior Sailing program. The requirements for this class are the ability to swim and being comfortable being in a sailboat alone.

Opti Green Students will take their skills to a new level by sailing an Opti. Students will learn the points of sailing, right of way rules and basic knots. In addition, they will learn how to rig and de-rig, and, most importantly, how to stay safe on the water and how to safely capsize and right their boat. Students will be encouraged (but not required) to participate in several regattas as part of the Green Fleet (learn to race) this is a very casual racing atmosphere. Students are welcome and encouraged to have their own Opti stored at the Satuit Boat Club.

420 Green This class is for sailors who are new to 420s or who sailors who prefer to sail the 420 in a more casual environment. Sailors will be introduced to recreational sailing in high performance sailing dinghies using club-owned 420s, a two-person boat, where students will learn to function as both skipper and crew. As abilities permit, students will learn to rig and de-rig, fly spinnakers and use the trapeze. The goal is for students to continue to build confidence as crew and skipper and work toward improving their overall boat handling skills. As students’ progress, racing skills will be introduced and developed with emphasis on both individual and team racing skills. It is recommended but not required that sailors weigh 100 lbs.

Junior Instructor (JI) Program We offer a Junior Instructor (JI) program for sailors who want to help our sailing staff teach lower level classes. In addition to being an additional set of eyes and hands, the JI program grooms our participants to become instructors at other clubs – a worthwhile and exciting job. Requirements: Potential participants in the JI program must apply for their positions in the Spring, and fulfill a first aid class requirement. Please contact JrSailing@satuitboatclub.net if interested.