The DYC's adult sailing instruction program is more than just an introduction to sailing. This affordable, exceptional program offers an introduction to casual pleasure sailing and sailboat racing, as well as many social events to meet new friends. Each year we introduce dozens of new sailors to the sport and welcome many others who want to renew their skills.
DYC's beginner sailing instruction schedule consists of two nine-week sessions running May through August. We offer classes on both Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning approximately 6:00 pm. Students can attend Tuesday, Thursday or both, as their schedules permit. As a student, you will progress through a series of skill levels until you are sailing on your own.
Our volunteer instructors teach to your skills and experience, so even if you have sailed before this program can help you enhance your skills. Regular lectures accompany on-the-water instruction, and a DYC-specific written manual is included. An advanced sailing course is also offered for DYC members that have previously taken the basic sailing course.
We provide all necessary equipment - our classes use the DYC's fleet of Flying Scots, which are 19-foot sloop-rigged centerboard sailboats. All you need is comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes.