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! Skills are built at the student’s pace through five consecutive half day sessions earning their US Sailing basic keelboat certificate.
American Yacht Club Summer Camps 2021
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: 9 to 17
Classes: 9:00am-12:00pm OR 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: $275 per session
Summer Camp Schedule:
- June 21 – June 25
- June 28 – July 2
- July 5 – July 9
- July 12 – July 16
- July 19 – July 23
- July 26 – July 30
- August 2 – August 6
- August 9 – August 13
- August 16 – August 20
- August 23 – August 27
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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 22 – July 20
- Thursday evenings, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, June 24 – July 22
- Tuesday evenings, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, July 27 – Aug 24
- Thursday evenings, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, July 29 – Aug 26
- 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.