The Sandwich Recreation Department’s Youth Sailing programs are designed to teach students to sail in a safe, fun, and noncompetitive environment; building a young sailor’s confidence so that they feel comfortable and secure on the water. The program incorporates lessons on land and water to develop comprehensive fundamental sailing abilities. We emphasize water safety and boat care while helping participants gain self-esteem and confidence. Our goal is to make all our sailors feel comfortable, safe and secure on the water at all times.
**All Sailors must be able to pass a basic swim test
Level 1 - This is a group for sailors with very little or no experience. The focus of the class will be on parts of the boat, boating safety, and basic boat handling.
Level 2 - Sailor should have at least 1 year sailing experience or have successfully completed the level I sailing class. Less time will be spent on learning parts of the boat and more time will be spent on boat handling.
Level 3 - Sailors should have at least 2 years sailing experience or have successfully completed both level I and II sailing classes. Sailors will concentrate on boat handling and will be introduced to sailboat racing.
Level 4 - Sailors should have at least 3 years of sailing experience or successfully completed levels I, II, and III sailing classes. The focus of the class will be on sail boat racing and advanced boat handling. Sailors should feel comfortable controlling the boat
WHO: Ages 7 - 15
WHEN: Please see session dates and times
WHERE: Ryder Conservation Land ( Mashpee/Wakeby Pond off of South Sandwich Rd)
COST: $300 for 2 week session
The Sandwich Recreation Department is working closely with the Board of Health and following the latest COVID information released by the State of Massachusetts. We will continue to monitor the town of Sandwich case numbers while implementing all guidelines put forth by the state- Therefore, we reserve the right to discontinue any program at any time should the town or state feel it is in the best interest of the health and safety of our community. Please take the time to review each programs modifications that have been implemented to ensure all our participants safety. We encourage you to contact the Recreation Department directly with any questions or concerns that you may have.