It’s never too late to learn how to sail.

Whether you sailed as a child or always wish you had, our adult instructional sailing programs can get you out on the water and operating a sailboat with confidence in no time. We offer a variety of boats, instruction levels, and class times to fit your preferences and schedule – no more excuses!

First Sail – NEW!

Take Your First Sail on Lake Champlain
If you aren’t sure if sailing is right for you or if you do not have time for a full course, this is the program that will get you out on the water. In partnership with US Sailing’s First Sail program, we are offering several opportunities throughout the summer for you to have your first sail.

First Sail With Foam Brewers – NEW!

Take Your First Sail on Lake Champlain
Want to try sailing? Love local beer? Come on down to the waterfront every first Saturday of our season for our First Sail program in partnership with our neighbors Foam Brewers. We will sail in the afternoon and walk over to Foam Brewers to enjoy a tasty local post-sail beverage as a crew.

Sailing Basics: Dinghy Learn-to-sail Course

Sailing dinghies offers an excellent opportunity to get an active, hands-on introduction to the sport of sailing. These fun vessels seat 2 adults and bring you close to the water, allowing you to feel how the waves and wind affect the boat immediately.

Sailing Basics: Keelboat Course

If you have never experienced big-boat sailing or enjoy the more relaxed side of the sport, then keelboats are the right boat for you. Unlike the dinghy course you will be in a large boat with several adults and an instructor, all learning how to sail together.

Laser Skill-Building Clinic

This 3-hour skill-building sailing class will help you become a better Laser sailor by fine-tuning your existing sailing skills. Instruction will focus on boat set up, boat handling, and sail trim to maximize your boat speed in a Laser.

Adult Big Boat Clinic

This is a fantastic opportunity for adults who are looking to expand their knowledge of sailing.  This full-day sailing clinic will introduce the basics of sailing bigger boats, including the crew roles and skipper responsibilities that go beyond those needed to sail small boats.

Women in Wind

Embrace the power of the wind and challenge yourself by sailing in a positive, supportive all-women environment


Adult Program Progression 2017