Junior Sailing

Junior Sailing


For more than 20 years, the Keyport Yacht Club’s Junior Sailing Program has been providing fun and safe sailing lessons to children who are 8-17 years old. The goal of the program is to teach young students to handle small boats safely and have fun on the water.  The Junior Sailing program follows the US Sailing Standardized course of instruction and instructors have been certified under the US Sailing Level 1 or Level 2 instructor programs.

Our premier sailing program teaches more than sailing skills, it teaches teamwork, sportsmanship, self-reliance and confidence — skills and experiences that will benefit our program participants for a lifetime! The fact that many of our junior sailors return year after year demonstrates just how fun and rewarding the experience can be. Many of our junior sailors go on to become sailing instructors, participate in high school and college sailing programs, or continue to build their racing skills by crewing on the club’s own race teams.

The Junior Sailing program is open to the public and boats are provided. Weekday and Saturday programs run for six weeks. The program includes both on water and on shore lessons from certified sailing instructors and include boat handling and safety, sail trim and navigation, boat maintenance and rigging, and racing tactics.  Junior sailors interested in developing racing skills and discovering their competitive side can participate in junior sailing regattas at neighboring yacht clubs.

For more information about the Junior Sailing Program or for a registration form, contact Brandon Miller at [email protected].

  • Open House:  March 12, 2:00 p.m.
  • Orientation: June 25th  10:00 a.m.
  • Keyport Regatta  July 22nd  
  • Sail Bye - August 11th  5:00 p.m.

Tuition 2022:

"Try Me" Program - 3 days  June 27, 28 and 29th     9-3:30    $400
 6 Week Program - 4 day week, 9-3:30, July 5 - August 11     $1050
 2 Week Program - 4 day week, 9 - 3:30, July 18 - 28 or August 1 - 11   $550
 Private Lessons - 4 hour classes, total of 12 hours, Weekends and Late Afternoons  $600


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Click here for photos of the 2018 Junior Sailing Regatta courtesy of George Reiner