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 James Mawby and Deborah Smith at [email protected].

  • January 20th: Fundraiser – Comedy Night 7:30 p.m.
  • February 24th: Fundraiser - Mardi Gras Celebration 6:00 p.m.
  • March 9th: Open House 2:00 p.m.
  • March 23rd: Keyport's St. Patrick's Day Parade  1:00 (sailors marching)
  • June 22nd: Orientation 10:00 a.m.
  • July 19th: Keyport Junior Sailing Regatta 8:30 - 4:00 p.m.
  • August 9th: Sail Bye - Last day of sailing, award ceremony
  • October 5th: Fundraiser - Oktoberfest 3:00 p.m.

Camp Programs:

"Try Me" Program: June 24 - 28th                                     $600
 6 Week Program: July 1 - August 8th                             $1400
 2 Week Program: July 15-18 - July 22-25                         $800
 Private Lessons: Weekends(3 classes/4 hours ea.)          $800
Try Me Program is Monday - Friday 9-4
6 Week and 2 Week Programs are Monday - Thursday 9-4, Fridays are make-up days and Regattas.


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