Learn to Sail Today!

Sandy Point Sailing Association’s mission is to build fundamental sailing skills, to create competent sailors with a life-long passion for sailing through comprehensive instruction, to foster personal confidence, teamwork, leadership, community and respect for the sea in a fun and safe environment. Sandy Point has been an active organizer of junior sailing activities in Beverly, MA, since the middle of the last century.

Our experienced, US Sailing certified instructors are dedicated to preparing our future sailing community by offering a sequence of courses tailored to specific groups from beginners to racers for both the young and the young-at-heart. Students are given the opportunity to learn sailing and all facets of seamanship by: hoisting sails, tying knots, navigating, experiencing the wind, waves, tides & currents; and obeying the rules-of-the-road.

Read below to see what Sandy Point has to offer you today and learn more about our programs!

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Due to Coronavirus, we are enacting a zero down policy with a due date of May 31st.

2020 Class Schedules


Youth

June 22 – July 03

9 AM – 12 Noon   Youth Novice

1 PM – 4 PM         Teen Novice

July 06 – July 17

9 AM – 12 Noon   Teen Novice

1 PM – 4 PM         Youth Novice

1 PM – 4 PM         Intro to Racing

July 20 – July 31

9 AM – 12 Noon   Youth Novice

1 PM – 4 PM         Teen Novice

1 PM – 4 PM         Intro to Cruising

August 03 – August 14

9 AM – 12 Noon   Teen Novice

1 PM – 4 PM         Youth Novice

1 PM – 4 PM         Advanced

Youth

9 AM to Noon

1 PM to 4 PM

July 06 – July 17: Session 2

Teen Novice

Youth Novice

Intro to Racing

July 20 – July 31: Session 3

Youth Novice

Teen Novice

Intro to Cruising

August 03 – August 14: Session 4

Teen Novice

Youth Novice

Advanced

Adults

Intro to Sailing

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6PM to 8:30PM

Session 2:

7/6, 7/8, 7/13, 7/15, 7/20, 7/22

Intro to Racing

Tuesdays and Thursdays,  6PM to 8:30PMish (Race day could run much later)

Session 3: 

7/7. 7/9, 7/14, 7/16, 7/20, 7/22

Discounts

Early Registration

$15 off your tuition for registering by May 31, 2020.

Multi Session Discount

$15 off your tuition for any student who enrolls in more than one session. All sessions must be purchased in single registration.


Refer a Friend

$25 off your tuition if you refer a new student to SPSA. The new student cannot have been a previous student at SPSA.The student who you refer also gets $15 off their tuition for being the referral of a friend!!


Level 1 Classes: Learn to Sail

Youth Novice

Prerequisite: No experience necessary  Duration: 10 weekdays; 3 hours/day

Youth Novice Sailing is designed for the young beginner and intermediate student, ages 8-11, to enjoy learning to sail in a non-racing environment. Students are taught in a group environment with close attention to skill and ability. This class is the building block for advancement and each student will receive a skills assessment at the end of the session. Games and activities each session allow for sailors to repeat this session multiple times. The class covers all the basics including rigging, safety rules, and sailing maneuvers. As the students advance, they will add to their skills while also polishing the techniques learned in the prior weeks, including sail trim, boat handling, upwind sailing, and skills needed to sail in heavier winds. Students will be on the water every day — active, in the sun, and having fun.

Boats used in this course are Optimists and Pixels. This course is designed to take someone who has never sailed and bring them to a level where they can safely enjoy sailing a small boat in moderate conditions.

*All classes are taught by Certified US Sailing Instructors. Students must have basic swimming skills. You must provide a well-fitting personal flotation device (PFD) and closed toe shoes to be worn during each class.

Classes that may be taken upon skills completion:

(Multiple sessions at this level (novice) may be required before advancing to Level 2, Instructor approval is required.)Advanced Sailing; Intro to Cruising; Intro to Racing

Cost per 2-week session: $375

Teen Novice

Prerequisite: No experience necessary  Duration: 10 weekdays; 3 hours/day 

Teen Novice Sailing is designed for teens who are new to the sport, or have limited experience with family or friends and need to learn basic concepts and terminology.  Students are taught in a group environment with close attention to skill and ability.  Teen Novice sailors will be exposed to basic sailing skills such as: parts of the boat, basic knots, tacking & gybing, points of sail, and rules of the road. Advanced topics such as navigation, fleet and team racing will be introduced as time and skill levels allow. This is also an opportunity to explore the social aspects of sailing as a life-long sport. This class is the building block for advancement and each student will receive a skills assessment at the end of the session.

Boats used in this course include Optimists, and Pixels, and possibly Rhodes 19, and 420s. This course is designed to take someone who has never sailed and bring them to a level where they can safely enjoy sailing a small boat in moderate conditions.

 *All classes are taught by Certified US Sailing Instructors. Students must have basic swimming skills You must provide a well-fitting personal flotation device (PFD) and closed toe shoes to be worn during each class.

Classes that may be taken upon skills completion: 

(Multiple sessions at this level (novice) may be required before advancing to Level 2, Instructor approval is required.)

Advanced Sailing; Intro to Cruising; Intro to Racing

Cost per 2-week session: $375

Level 2 Classes

Advanced

Prerequisite: Level 1 Novice Sailing, Instructor Approval Required* Duration: 10 weekdays; 3 hours/day

This class is designed for sailors who have taken Level 1 Novice Sailing at least twice and are ready to move to the next level with their skills. Physical size and strength may be a factor in determining a student’s readiness for this level.

Ready for new skills and/or want to try some new boats? This class is designed to bring the Novice student to the next level by providing an all-around exposure to more advanced sail trim, navigation and boat handling skills. The students will be introduced to racing and cruising concepts while they work to expand their skills in varied weather conditions. A variety of boats, including Optimists, 420’s, and a Rhodes 19 are used at this level.

*All classes are taught by Certified US Sailing Instructors. Students must have Instructor approval to register for this class. Students must have basic swimming skills. You must provide a well-fitting personal flotation device (PFD) and closed toe shoes to be worn during each class.

Cost per 2-week session: $375

Intro to Cruising

Prerequisite: Level 1 Novice Sailing, Instructor Approval Required* Duration: 10 weekdays; 3 hours/day

Want to try out the big boats? Intro to Cruising is designed for the more advanced sailor to explore larger boats without racingStudents will learn to rig, reef, launch from and land on moorings, safely navigate the mooring field, as well as apply their existing knowledge to a new and exciting fleet of boats all while cruising on the keel boat. Collins Cove and the mooring area will be seen from a distance as you explore the world of cruising.

Boats used in this course include Optimists, a Rhodes 19, and 420s

*All classes are taught by Certified US Sailing Instructors. Students must have Instructor approval to register for this class. Students must have basic swimming skills. You must provide a well-fitting personal flotation device (PFD) and closed toe shoes to be worn during each class.

Cost per 2-week session: $375

Intro to Racing

Prerequisite: Level 1 Novice Sailing, Instructor Approval Required* Duration: 10 weekdays; 3 hours/day

This class is designed for sailors who have taken Level 1: Novice Sailing at least twice and have a good comfort level on the water. Youth and Teen sailors will need to be able to sail an Optimist on their own. This class requires an interview with our Registrar to verify the students sailing ability or the recommendation of an instructor. Physical size and strength may be a factor in determining a student’s readiness for this level.

Have a need for speed? Sailors will learn the rules of racing, improving boat handling, sail trim for speed, basic race strategy and tactics, confidence under a variety of wind conditions, and more. Students will participate in practice races and drills to develop racing skills and improve their sailing confidence!

*All classes are taught by Certified US Sailing Instructors. Students must have Instructor approval to register for this class. Students must have basic swimming skills. You must provide a well-fitting personal flotation device (PFD) and closed toe shoes to be worn during each class.

Cost per 2-week session: $375