American Yacht Club Summer Camps

Supercharge your kids summer by enrolling them for a session or two at the AYC Sailing Camp!

Our instructors lead classroom and on-the-water instruction based on the recommended US Sailing Program curriculum and adapted for sailing on Joppa Flats and the Merrimack River, with plenty of exercises and races thrown in for fun!

American Yacht Club Summer Camps 2020
Youth Sailing School

Our summer courses are designed to be fun, yet instructional, with students earning their US Sailing basic keelboat certificate. Skills are built at the student’s pace through five consecutive half day sessions.

Courses run through the summer vacation and students can sign up for a week of morning sessions, a week of afternoon sessions, or both. If both AM and PM sessions are booked in the same week, please provide a packed lunch and someone will be on hand to supervise the lunch break.

Ages: 10 to 17
Classes: 9:00am-12:00pm OR 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: $275 per session
Register now!

Summer Camp Schedule:

  • June 25 – July 1 (2 half weeks)
  • July 6 -10
  • July 13 – 17
  • July 20 – 24
  • July 27 – 31
  • Aug. 3 – 7
  • Aug. 10 – 14
  • Aug. 17 – 21
  • Aug. 24 – 28
Adult Sailing School

The American Yacht Club knows that learning to sail isn’t just for youngsters! Our program provides an opportunity for adults to learn the basics of small boat handling and to experience the joy of spending a few early evenings sailing on the Merrimack River.

Students learn basic sailing skills, small boat handling, rigging, and safety. As students develop their skills and build confidence, the instructor will appropriately advance their sailing experience on the water through fun based exercises.

We offer four separate 5-week sessions for adults:

  • Tuesday evenings, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, June 23 – July 21
  • Thursday evenings, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, June 25 – July 23
  • Tuesday evenings, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, July 28 – August 25
  • Thursday evenings, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, July 30 – August 27
  • All classes are $275
  • Register now!

The American Yacht Club is America’s oldest continually operating private yacht club. We are located in Newburyport, MA on the Merrimack River, just a short jaunt from the river’s mouth.

American Yacht Club
115R Water Street, Newburyport MA

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