Learn How to Sail
If You Want to Get Out on a Sailboat You Need to Learn
It can be daunting to get on a sailboat for the first time.
With a seemingly endless number of lines (each with their
own name), sails, and other sailboat gear, learning to sail
might appear to be an impossible challenge. With a little
patience, and help from an expert, anybody can learn to sail.
Most people don't know it, but many yacht clubs have both
adult and child sailing schools that they run during the summer.
These programs are frequently open to the public, and are
probably one of the best ways to learn. The yacht clubs will
provide the boats and the instructor for a relatively small
fee. Over the course of just one summer, anyone can learn
Where to go to learn to sail:
Sailing School - This is arguably the best sailing school
in the United States. With 5 locations (Annapolis, Key West,
Newport, San Diego, and San Francisco), the most popular sailing
locations are all covered. Even if you have to travel to get
to one of these schools it is worth it. Best boats, best training,
CALIFORNIA - SAILING PROGRAMS BY STATE
Sailing - Marina Del Rey, CA - Bluewater teaches courses
from basic keelboat sailing to celestial navigation and offshore
passage-making in private or small group lessons. Our goal
is to create safe, confident sailors with solid skills that
will stay with you for your lifetime of sailing. Corporate
team-building, private lessons, seminars, racing, island cruises,
bareboat rentals, skippered yacht charters, sunset sails,
live-aboard classes, and special events give our students
the opportunity to build skills and seamanship through specialized
training and on-the-water experience.
- Vallejo, CA - Located in Vallejo, California, The California
Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) is a unique and specialized
campus of The California State University that offers students
bachelor’s degrees in business administration, facilities
engineering technology, global studies and maritime affairs,
marine engineering technology, marine transportation, and
mechanical engineering. Cal Maritime is one of only seven
degree-granting maritime academies in the United States —
and the only one on the West Coast. A specialized education
combining classroom instruction, experiential learning, and
professional development prepare students for successful careers
in international business and logistics, maritime policy,
engineering, technology, or in the maritime and transportation
industries. International travel, training, and experiences
— including a two-month international training cruise
onboard the Training Ship GOLDEN BEAR — prepare students
in fields that are increasingly global in nature.
Yacht Club - Marina Del Rey, CA - The California Yacht
Club is among the premier yachting facilities in the world.
Founded in 1922, the original clubhouse was located in Wilmington
Harbor. The current Marina del Rey facility was constructed
in 1967. Our station on Catalina Island is located in sheltered
Catalina harbor on the west side of the island 32.7 miles
southwest of Marina del Rey.
Marina - San Francisco, CA - Twenty-nine hours of "hands-on"
instruction with no more than four students per boat. Our
comprehensive course includes six 3½-hour lessons and
an all-day skipper sail, covering: safety, seamanship, tides
and currents, rules of the road, tacking, jibing, points of
sail, heavy weather reefing and man-overboard recovery techniques.
We guarantee you will be able to charter boats single-handedly
by the completion of this course as long as no more than two
weeks have passed between each class .
America - San Diego, CA - An All-Volunteer Charitable
Program Founded in 1978 by Disabled Veterans CHALLENGED AMERICA
is a year-round, charitable program supported by tax-deductible
contributions, donations, and gifts.
of Oakland Parks and Recreation - Oakland, CA - Welcome
to boating with the Lake Merritt Boating Center. Our youth
programs and Summer Mariner Day Camps help kids learn to take
on the water, which is, after all, a tremendous part of their
environment living here in the bay area. We would like to
invite you, your family and your friends to sail, windsurf,
kayak, canoe, or row at the lake. We offer beginner, intermediate
and advanced classes. If you’re up for being pitted
against some real advanced conditions, the Lake Merritt Boating
Center offers boating and sailing on the San Francisco Bay
from the Oakland Estuary.
Nautique - San Francisco, CA - Our Award winning sailing
school has been extremely successful in teaching thousands
of sailors over our 25+ year history. We know what it takes
to properly teach all facets of sailing and seamanship: patient,
experienced instructors who keep it fun, a thoughtfully designed
program utilizing a variety of teaching techniques, top quality
boats and access to some of the world's best sailing conditions.
Sailing Club - San Diego, CA - If you've ever watched
the sailboats on San Diego Bay and wished you were on board
enjoying the salt air breezes, Convair Sailing Club can make
your dreams come true. The Convair Sailing Club is a unique
organization in the world of sailing clubs. Not a commercial
business, It is a group of like-minded folks banded together
by the joy of sailing and "messing about in boats".
It is wholly owned by the members themselves and has no paid
employees or officers. Costs of the Club are covered by modest
annual dues and minimal boat use fees, apportioned as the
boats are used.
Del Rey Yacht
Club - Marina Del Rey, CA - Del Rey Yacht Club provides
a comprehensive summer sailing and dinghy racing program for
beginners and experienced young sailors. The program is open
to any youngster who is interested in the adventure and challenge
of learning to sail well. Beginning sailors learn sailing
fundamentals in their own Sabot. Experienced sailors get the
additional advantage of improving their boat handling and
racing skills using the club's double-handed FJ's, Laser II's
and 420's. Instructors are U.S. Sailing and CPR certified,
and also knowledgeable in First Aid and water related safety
Yacht Club - Alameda, CA - Welcome to Encinal Yacht Club,
the third oldest club on the San Francisco Bay. The Club's
mission is to foster and encourage a love of yachting and
racing, aquatic and other sports, and to promote the health
and pleasure of our members through social interaction. We
welcome members of all yacht clubs from around the world,
by land or sea, and encourage everyone with a love of boating
to come visit us.
- San Pedro, CA - Sailing is for all kinds of people-cruisers,
racers, adventurers, poets-and for people who just like the
feeling of the wind in their face and the sound of water going
by. We make learning to sail easier and more accessible than
ever before. EuroSail Charters offers a twelve hour course
broken down into four sessions, and is a certified U.S. Sailing
Program [U.S. Sailing is the National Governing Body of the
Arrow Camp - Huntington Lake, CA - Gold Arrow Camp is
a traditional summer camp located on Huntington Lake. Boys
and girls ages 6-14 make fun, lifelong memories at our California
summer camp while participating in activities like wakeboarding,
horseback riding, and rock climbing. At Gold Arrow Camp, campers
experience rustic living with the spectacular backdrop of
the Sierra National Forest. Explore our website and see why
our summer camp in California has been a summer home to thousands
of happy children since 1933.
Aquatic Center - Marina Del Rey, CA - The UCLA Marina
Aquatic Center, operated by UCLA Recreation, is one of the
premiere small boat sailing facilities in California and the
home base for UCLA Sailing. Our focus is HANDS-ON training
and our skilled and friendly instructors are dedicated to
helping you progress from the introductory Sailing I course
taught in Capri 14.2s through the Sailing II-IV performance-oriented
classes taught in Hobie 16s, Lasers, and Vanguard 15s. After
passing a class's written and practical exams, you are welcome
to rent that class boat.
Sailing Club - San Diego, CA - Marina Sailing is California's
oldest and largest sailing club offering nearly one hundred
affordable sail and powerboat rentals and charters including
fishing boats and catamarans. Our boats are available for
bare boat charter, or rent a yacht with a captain! We also
offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced sailing lessons.
Our Complete Sailing Course includes American Sailing Association
(ASA) 101 and 103 certifications and membership in the Marina
Sailing Club. We offer group and private instruction at all
levels. We even have annual bare boat flotillas at exotic
locations like the Caribbean, Tahiti, and Tonga, at low rates
Bay Aquatic Center - Mission Bay, CA - The Mission Bay
Aquatic Center offers an accessible water sports program for
all our watersports plus specific classes adapted for persons
with disabilities. Our goal is to enable people with disabilities
to take a more active part in all water sports. Using a little
imagination and a few adaptations, it is possible for people
of all levels of ability to participate.
Yacht Club - Monterey Harbor, CA - Boys and girls ages
8 through 16 for beginning, intermediate and advanced sailing
instruction. Instruction is given in one to two person Optimist
prams, and two to four person Flying Juniors dinghies. In
addition to on-the-water instruction, each student will be
given classroom instruction on sailing and seamanship using
U.S. Sailing Certified instruction workbook for students to
keep. Upon completion of the class each student will be given
a certificate of completion.
Sailing - Berkeley, CA - We teach sailing to enhance people's
inextricable link to the ocean, to nature and to each other.
We do this as stewards and teachers of the joy, art, science,
tradition and responsibility of sailing. We're sailors on
a voyage of discovery. Welcome aboard.
Yachting and Sailing - Santa Cruz, CA - Welcome to Pacific
Yachting & Sailing, located in Santa Cruz, California,
the "Gateway to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary!"
Since 1979, Pacific Yachting and Sailing has introduced thousands
of students and accomplished sailors to the excitement and
pleasures of the Monterey Bay and Pacific Ocean. Located in
Northern California, in the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, you have
instant access to one of the premier sailing venues on the
West Coast-perhaps the world!
Education Adventures - San Francisco, CA - Sailing Education
Adventures (SEA) is the Bay Area’s community sailing
program dedicated to providing affordable instruction in the
art of sailing. We are a community based non-profit organization.
With the exception of two paid staff, the entire organization
is run by an extraordinary group of volunteers. SEA is affiliated
with the US Sailing Association and offers a wide variety
of on-the-water sailing classes. Recently, Sailing Education
Adventures was nominated for Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence
by the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin.
San Diego Sailing
Academy - San Diego, CA - Do you dream of Chartering a
new beautiful sailing yacht in the Caribbean or reaching south
to Mexico and beyond aboard your own voyaging yacht? Since
1989, it’s been a reality for many of our students and
it can be a reality for you too when you learn to sail from
our experienced ASA/US SAILING Certified Sailing Instructors.
Our sailing program is designed for those that are seeking
the skills required to Bareboat Charter from an international
company such as The Moorings or Sunsail; or are interested
in private sailboat ownership. Through our private sailing
program, you can become certified in sailing and expand your
own sailing experience. Our sailing coaches are USCG licensed
Yachtmasters and certified sailing instructors. We’ve
all been to many charter bases around the world, both professionally
and as customers. We can tell you firsthand about different
locations and fleets around the world and help plan your dream
bareboat charter, or give unbiased advice on acquiring a family
The San Francisco
Yacht Club - Belvedere, CA - Founded in 1869, The San
Francisco Yacht Club is the oldest club on the Pacific Coast
of North America. The Club, with its tranquil setting in Belvedere
Cove and its superb harbor, is widely recognized as the premier
yachting facility on the West Coast. It operates a year round
facility including the harbor, a dry sail area, a full service
restaurant and bar. The club has a very active junior sailing
program and all members are committed to the Corinthian traditions
Yacht Club - Sausalito, CA - The 2008 summer season of
Sailing Camp at the Sausalito Yacht Club can be found at this
Our Brochure is available at the yacht club or by download.
The sessions always fill up, so get a jump on the rush. Watch
this site for updates to the program and special events.
Beach Yacht Club - Long Beach, CA - We are a friendly
family based Club that overlooks Alamitos Bay. Our Club offers
weekly races, cruises and a year round as well as summer Junior's
Program. In addition our Club hosts weekly night events, dinners,
dancing and barbecues. Whether you are a novice or pro, sail
or power enthusiast our club has something for everyone.
Lake - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Aquatic Center is
the Bay Area’s leading watersports facility. With a
diverse range of classes, equipment for rent, and activities,
Shoreline is the perfect place to relax on a summer’s
afternoon, celebrate a birthday, or learn to race sailboats!
We enjoy a reputation of professionalism, customer service,
and depth of knowledge. Our Team Shoreline juniors race internationally
and represent the USA as members of Team USA. Our staff carries
a variety of certifications in their sports and in safety
and CPR. Our equipment is state-of-the-art and regularly surveyed
for safety. Every year we introduce thousands to the joys
City Public Utility District - Tahoe City, CA - The Tahoe
City Public Utility District was founded in 1938 to provide
some of the governmental needs of the residents of Tahoe City.
It is the oldest local government in the Tahoe Basin and was
formed initially to provide public water service to the local
community. Established under the State of California's Public
Utility District Act, the founders of the District chose a
form of government that could provide multiple types of services.
- Newport Beach, CA - Campus Recreation sailing classes
are affordable and fun!! Beginning through advanced classes
are offered year round. Check out the class schedules online
and register today! See you on the water!
Sailing Center - Long Beach, CA - Join us for our Summer
Sailing Programs. Introduce your child to the thrills of sailing
at our fun Youth Summer Sailing Camps for boys and girls.
Our Camp is designed to introduce novice children, ages 8
to 15, to the sport of sailing.
Sailng - Dana Point, CA - Westwind Sailing was created
in 1987 to work in cooperation with the Orange County Sailing
& Event Center, (formerly the Dana Point Youth & Group
Facility) in providing safe boating and sailing education
for the general public. Its dedicated and passionate staff
helped grow Westwind Sailing and expand to new locations and
communities – most notably Lake Mission Viejo in 1998.
CONNECTICUT - SAILING PROGRAMS BY STATE
Point Yacht Club - Westport, CT - Junior Sailing Program
seeks to encourage a life-long love of sailing. Participants
learn basics of seamanship, boat handling and maintenance,
boat safety, and racing. Our emphasis is on developing sportsmanship,
teamwork, confidence and self-reliance. The program is open
to children between the ages of 8 and 17 -- both members and
non-members of CPYC.
Community Sailing - Greenwich, CT - Offering a variety
of adult and youth programs that even includes private lessons
paid by the hour for those looking for a personlized experience.
Presented by the Old Greenwich Yacht Club.
Club - Guilford, CT - Guilford Yacht Club will once again
be teaming with The Y for its 2008 Junior Sailing Program.
Please check back soon for more details.
Boat Club - Stratford, CT - The Housatonic Boat club is
in its 122th season – the oldest active yacht club in
the state! In January of 1887 seven prominent Stratford men
met to form a club for, as our charter reads “ …social
intercourse, and to promote and encourage an interest in yachting.”
By April of that year its two-story clubhouse was raised on
pilings at the edge of the river channel, at a cost of $1,204,
and a 200-foot catwalk stretched across the marsh to the riverbank,
on property of Alfred Ely Beach, publisher of Scientific American.
The site was chosen for its commanding view of the river,
and an easy reach up or down the river in the prevailing southwesterly
Harbor Yacht Club - Greewich, CT - Building on the successes
of the previous thirteen seasons, the Indian Harbor Yacht
Club Focus on Sailing program offers members ease of access
to daysailing, educational activities, and racing series on
the club's fleet of eight Ideal 18 keelboats. For the absolute
beginner or the experienced sailor, FOS has something to offer.
Sailing School - Westport, CT - Offering a variety of
adult and youth programs that even includes private lessons
paid by the hour for those looking for a personlized experience.
Seaport - Mystic CT - The historical seaport and museum
offers a variety of sailing programs for children and adults.
Utilizing the timeless classic 9 foot single man Dyer Dhow
as the bedrock of the youth program, you will quickly learn
through a combination of classroom activites and on-the-water
instruction. Program ages range from 4-10 years old, 10-15
years old, and 15-19 years old. They also have a range of
adult classes. Once you have cut your teeth on the Dyer Dhow,
Mystic Seaport offers classes on the beautiful 62 foot schooner
Sailing School - Georgetown, CT - The NORWALK SMALL CRAFT
SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM (dba Norwalk Sailing School) was founded
in the early 1960’s to provide safe and fun sailing
instruction. Today we continue to offer community programs
and bring generations of greater Norwalk area residents safely
into the sport of sailing and windsurfing. Facilities are
located at Calf Pasture Beach in East Norwalk, directly on
Long Island Sound.
Sailing Academy - Essex, CT - Pettipaug Sailing Academy
has been teaching children how to sail since 1956. It is open
to all, and we are a 501(c)3 organization, as determined the
the US IRS. Donation go into the Simeon Braguin Fund, which
is used to fund scholarships for worthy students and support
PSA capital projects.
Marina Sailing School - Westbrook, CT - Youth and Adult
sailing offered in dinghies or a small keelboat.
Sailing Center - Middlebury, CT - Lake sailing. The club
has an active under 18 summer sailing school that uses the
Opti fleet. Though these boats were purchased by members,
the fleet is made available to the sailing school.
Sailing Center - Norwalk, CT - Our teaching methods are
hands on, on the water, with fewer students than most other
schools. We never have more than 3 students per instructor
in our Intro, Basic Keelboat, or Basic Cruising classes. We
know your time is valuable. Our boats and teaching methods
are uniquely designed so as to allow you to sail singlehanded
after taking Basic Keelboat, which helps you gain confidence
quickly. We strongly encourage new sailors to become competent
with daysailers, before moving on to larger boats. Small boat
experience is the fastest and best way to become a competent
sailor. Although many schools promote a package program that
has you sailing larger boats in a week, you will be a better
sailor and enjoy sailing more if you practice with daysailers.
Harbor Yacht Club - Stonington, CT - Fantastic club with
excellent instruction and boats. Both adult and child sailing
lessons are offered in the summer and are open to the public.
This is your chance to learn from the best in a region that
routinely produces some of the US's most competitive sailors.
Yacht Club - New London, CT - TYC is a friendly, informal
yacht club with a wide range of activities including sailboat
racing, cruising, junior sailing instruction, and social events.
The Club is located on the Thames River with direct access
to the Long Island and Fishers Island sounds.
Wadawanuck Yacht Club - Stonington, CT - Club with a rich
racing history and a fantastic youth program that is open
to both members and the public during the summer months. Situated
next to Dodson's Boatyard at the base of Stonington Harbor,
the Wadawanuck club program is based on the popular JY-15
sailboat. No website, but the phone number is: 860-535-9309
Yacht Club - Branford, CT - The Yale Corinthian Yacht
Club, established in 1881, is the oldest collegiate sailing
club in the world. Located on a beautiful rocky cove in Branford,
CT., the club is a state of the art sailing facility and home
to the Yale Varsity Sailing Team. The fleet consists of twenty-four
420 racing dinghies, augmented by FJs, Lasers, windsurfers
and three safety launches. Our sailing area is located on
open water and boasts what may be the finest wind and waves
in all of college sailing. When the Westerly blows in the
fall and spring, waves regularly build to 6 feet and the team
practices surfing their boats down the breaking rollers. Besides
serving the Yale Sailing Team, YCYC is also home to a recreational
sailing program, and a thriving summer program for juniors.
MAINE- SAILING PROGRAMS BY STATE
Yacht Club - Boothbay Harbor, ME- For 2005, BHYC hopes
to again be able to offer a limited amount of private sailing
and/or racing instruction, if sufficient Sailing Instructor
time is available. This will be a fee-based program, with
the instruction designed to meet the students requests, using
either a club-provided boat or the members boat. For more
information on private sailing instruction, consult the Sailing
Yacht Club - Castine, ME- Sailing lessons for juniors
are scheduled for eight consecutive weeks this season, beginning
July 2. Junior sailors are between the ages of 8 and 18, having
completed second grade. The junior sailing lessons are staffed
by a Senior Instructor or Sailing Master and US Sailing Association
Certified Assistant Instructors. Lessons are scheduled Monday
through Thursday. Friday is reserved for our traditional Day
Sail, for intermediate to advanced students. Parents are encouraged
to come along on the Friday Day Sail. You do not need a boat,
but additional yachts are always welcome.
Sail School - Vinalhaven, ME- We are a non-profit, volunteer,
sailing school for children and adults. Our instructors are
US Sailing certified. Island Sail is located in Sands Cove,
Vinalhaven, Maine - the island is located in the heart of
the world renown sailing waters of Penobscot Bay.
Desert Island Community Sailing Center - Southwest Harbor,
ME- Our Adult Sailing Programs meet on Monday (Women Only)
4 pm, Wednesday (Coed) 4 pm, Thursday (Coed) 4 pm and Saturdays
at noon (Coed). A Beginners Sailing Course will meet on Tuesday
at 4:30 pm. The normal sail time lasts for 2 to 3 hours This
program is a relaxed atmosphere for both beginners and experienced
members to enjoy our fleet of sailboats. Certified instructors
are on hand aboard a safety launch and aboard one of the sailboats.
- Geared for students who have previously participated in
our morning Optimist classes and are still just "getting
comfortable" under sail. Students will be further introduced
to sailing an Optimist by themselves in light to moderate
wind conditions and learn to navigate a windward leeward course.
These sailors will be offered basic instruction while also
learning the concepts of sailboat racing. Students may also
steer and crew aboard a Bullseye.
Yacht Club - Southport, ME- For over 80 years The Southport
Yacht Club (SYC) has been providing nautical and social activities
to families in the mid-coast region of Maine. SYC is located
on the western side of Southport, Maine on Cosy Harbor. Coordinates
– 43 49’ 06N / 69 40’ 53W In addition to
the activities of SYC the club supports an extensive junior
sailing program conducted by the Southport Junior Yacht Club
Sailing Foundation (Junior Foundation). The Junior Foundation
teaches sailing to young people from ages 8 through 18.
George Community Sailing Foundation - Tenants Harbor, ME-
The St. George Community Sailing Foundation was founded in
2001 to promote and teach sailing in the town of St. George,
Maine. Tenants Harbor serves as the program's home. Besides
the youth programs, the SGCSF also sponsors a "Maritime
Day". The Foundation is a non-profit Maine corporation,
holding a 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service.
SGCSF welcomes capital contributions for the purchase of sailing
dinghies, floats, support boats and related equipment.
Sebago Lake, ME- Wohelo - The Luther Gulick Camps - is
an all girls residential summer camp on Sebago Lake in Raymond,
Maine. Little Wohelo for girls age 6-12 and Sebago Wohelo
for girls age 12-16. Wohelo is a traditional summer camp with
activities that include sailing, swimming, canoeing, crafts
and tennis. The camp was founded in 1907 by Luther Halsey
Gulick and Charlotte Vetter Gulick and is still run by the
MASSACHUSETTS- SAILING PROGRAMS BY STATE
Yacht Club - Newburyport, MA -As an important part of
our community, the American Yacht Club provides a great way
to learn to sail and to hone sailing and racing skills. For
over 50 years the AYC, through the Newburyport Summer Sailing
Program, has been providing instruction to its members, families
and the community. Over the years our staff instructors, using
a fleet of eight boats, annually teach over 80 children the
joy of sailing! Three new boats were purchased this year to
improve the safety and performance of our school fleet. A
new Adult Sailing Course is being offered in 2007 as a result
of many requests from the community. Please visit our sailing
school pages for more information.
Cove Community Boating - Fall River, MA - Think that sailing
is difficult, expensive or both? Battleship Cove Community
Boating (BCCB) offers affordable membership programs and youth
and adult classes that will have you sailing in no time. No
matter what your age, skill level, or budget, Battleship Cove
has a program that can meet your needs. Come check us out
at Heritage State Park Boathouse, and see what you've been
Sailing Center- Boston, MA - We offer the highest quality
sailing instruction anywhere at any level of experience. From
beginner to seasoned racer to offshore cruiser, the Center
will help you advance your skills to the next level.
Yacht Club - Chatham, MA - The Chatham Yacht Club has
been dedicated to the development of sailors since 1921. CYC
provides sailing instruction to children, adolescents, and
adults, and organizes racing experiences in the Pleasant Bay
area of Cape Cod, MA.
Boating - Boston, MA - The mission of Community Boating,
Inc., is the advancement of sailing for all by minimizing
economic and physical obstacles to sailing. In addition, CBI
enhances the greater Boston community by using sailing as
a vehicle to empower its members to develop independence and
self-confidence, improve communication, foster teamwork, and
acquire a deeper understanding of community spirit and the
power of volunteerism.
Boating Center - New Bedford, MA - The Community Boating
Center of New Bedford is a non-profit outreach and mentorship
organization that was created to provide people from the Greater
New Bedford area with challenging and enriching new experiences.
At CBC, we strive to instill in the young and continue to
teach people of all ages the value of integrity, sound judgment,
teamwork and environmental awareness. We do this by offering
educational opportunities and access to the marine environment,
regardless of means, through instruction, mentoring and coaching.
Sailing Center - Boston, MA - Located on spectacular Boston
Harbor, Courageous offers a variety of affordable Adult Sailing
options and free Youth Sailing programs. Whether you are a
novice interested in lessons, an experienced racer looking
for a little competition, or a professional looking to organize
your next company outing, Courageous' professional services
and welcoming atmosphere truly make it the best sailing option
in town. As a non-profit organization and a sailing center,
Courageous strives to be a resource for the broader community.
We welcome you to come down and check us out.
Bay Maritime School - Duxbury, MA - Our mission is to
connect people of all ages, abilities and means to Duxbury
Bay through educational and recreational programs that stimulate
individual growth and an enduring love and appreciation of
Yacht Club - Falmouth, MA - For additional information
on classes for adults and juniors contact the Falmouth Harbor
Sailing School at their new number (508)548-7614. All participants
are required to complete the attached forms and return them
to the Falmouth Yacht Club before the start date.
Tide Yacht Club - New Bedford, MA - In pursuit of one
of our main objectives as an educational marine association,
the Board of Directors decided during the winter of 1996 to
expand our Sailing Program to children. With the acquisition
of 6 "Optimist Dinghies" and our fleet of JY15 sailboats
the program was launched. The ambitious "Summer Sailing
Program" of 1996 was a success with an enrollment of
90 students, of which 70 were tuition free "Children-At-Risk".
This summer program encompassed three summer morning and afternoon
sessions of Sailing Classes.
Sailing Association - Manchester, MA - The mission of
the Manchester Sailing Association is to provide the young
people of Manchester and its surrounding communities a comprehensive
opportunity to learn the sport of sailing, experience the
joys of boating, acquire an enduring respect for the water
and share in the fellowship of each other's company.
Yacht Club - Sharon, MA - Learn To Sail On Lake Massapoag.
Massapoag Yacht Club in cooperation with the Sharon Recreation
presents the US Sailing Award Winning Basic Learn To Sail
or Sail Better Program FOR ADULTS 18 AND OVER
Community Sailing - Nantucket, MA - Community Sailing
believes the skill of sailing fosters confidence, independence,
teamwork, sportsmanship and a unique opportunity to interact
with others and learn out on the water. Though we love to
have fun, our priority is safety and proper instruction on
and off the water:* Community Sailing is a member of US SAILING,
the national governing body of the sport of sailing. * Sailing
classes are supervised by US SAILING certified instructors,
with CPR and First Aid certification from the American Red
Cross. * All students and instructors wear, at all times,
a Coast Guard approved lifejacket when on boats and in waterfront
areas. Lifejackets are provided by Community Sailing. In addition,
all students in our Youth Program will be given a swim check
on the first day of each session. * Safety boats (motor boats)
are on the water at all times. * We are licensed by the Commonwealth
Park Sailing - East Boston, MA - We are a nonprofit community
sailing center that uses Boston Harbor and the seas beyond
to provide year-round recreational, educational, and personal
growth opportunities for people of all ages and abilities!
Yacht Club - Wakefield, MA - The goal of the QYC YSP is
to provide a safe, encouraging and fun environment for students
to learn to sail, improve their sailing skills, or learn to
race. The YSP focuses on the fun, enjoyment, accomplishment
and self-confidence that results from learning a life-long
skill. The YSP is based on a US SAILING curriculum. Instruction
is carried out in age- and skills-appropriate groups. Students
also learn the proper care of boats. Safety standards are
taught and strictly enforced.
Marblehead - Marblehead, MA - Learning to sail is a wonderfully
enriching experience, and easy in the hands of an MSC qualified
instructor. Whether a first time sailor or an old salt - our
sailing school has a course for you. MSC is a fully accredited
sailing school and training facility certified by the A.S.A
and U.S. Sailing. Summer classes start each Monday and run
four or five days in a row. Saturday and Sunday classes run
one or two consecutive weekends. You will receive a certificate
of competence once you meet the requirements and pass an on
the water sailing test. You may also test for an A.S.A. certification
Vineyard - Vineyard Haven, MA - Sail Martha's Vineyard
is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and
protecting the island's maritime heritage. It was conceived
in 1992 to offer free programs for island children in elementary
sailing and seamanship, wooden boat building, and to attract
historic vessels to the community. The organization has grown
from 8 children, one instructor and one volunteer that first
year, to one that has taught over 1,000 children, produced
a successful high school varsity sailing team, and offers
an expanded mission of maritime education, rowing, and sailing
to young and old, seasonal and year round residents.
NEW JERSEY - SAILING PROGRAMS BY STATE
Yacht Club - Brant Beach, NJ - Brant Beach Yacht Club
has about a 1/4 mile of Bay Front on Little Egg Harbor. We
have three beaches (each about 1000 feet long) which are suitable
for launching small boats, a ramp, three 2-ton hoists. Activities
are often split between the Main Club House and the South
Harbor Club House which is at the boat yard, a couple of blocks
south of the main club house on the corner of 59th Street
and Bayview Ave.
Yacht Club of Cape May - Cape May, NJ - The Corinthian
Yacht Club is located at the nation's oldest seashore resort,
Cape May, New Jersey. A private organization, the Corinthian
Yacht Club of Cape May (CYCCM) carries on a tradition of competitive
sailing and family fun dating back to 1871.
Yacht Club - Keyport, NJ - Founded in 1908, the Keyport
Yacht Club, located in historic Keyport on the southwest shore
of New Jersey's Raritan Bay, welcomes all yacht club members.
We have a beautiful view of the bay and the New York City
skyline. Our clubhouse provides showers, fresh water, and
ice facilities. During the summer season, members and guests
may also enjoy a cocktail on the upper deck overlooking the
fleet. Modern, well maintained launches are available to transport
you to and from your boat. While KYC does not have a dining
room, quality restaurants are available within walking distance
of the clubhouse.
Boat Club - Monmouth, NJ - Monmouth Boat Club (MBC) Adult
Sailing Lessons are open to all interested people, and offered
in Red Bank NJ in Monmouth County. Membership in the Monmouth
Boat Club is not required to enjoy our Adult Sailing Lesson
Program. Learn to Sail on the Navesink River, one of the loveliest
places to sail in New Jersey. Instruction is conducted on
a 19-foot Flying Scot or Lightning Class sailboat which are
tiller steered, centerboard, open daysailers.
Yacht Club - Ocean Gate, NJ - The Ocean Gate Yacht Club,
located at the foot of Ocean Gate Avenue and the Toms River
is the second oldest yacht club represented in the Barnegat
Bay Yacht Racing Association, being in existence since 1909.
In its beginning, not only did the board of Governors meet
during the active summer months here in Ocean Gate, then only
a small resort town, but met year round in Philadelphia to
discuss and plan the future of the Ocean Gate Yacht Club.
The History of Ocean Gate Yacht Club has been created by members
who have supported the ideal of camaraderie through seamanship
and friendship. Many of our current members are third generation
members who have forged lifelong friendships because of their
association and commitment to the Ocean Gate Yacht Club.
Rats - Fair Haven, NJ - River Rats (also known as the
Fair Haven Sailing Club) is an organization dedicated to sailing:
individual sailing, training & family fun. We are located
on the beautiful Navesink River in Fair Haven, New Jersey.
River Rats offers affordable training programs for adults
and children as well as access and use of club boats, dock,
and moorings. In addition, River Rats maintains an active
social program. There are racing series for its members, as
well as invitational regattas for other sailing clubs. River
Rats is a member of US Sailing and the North Jersey Yacht
Shore Marina - Hewitt, NJ - Learn to sail on beautiful
Greenwood Lake. Our unique school offers private instruction
with very flexible scheduling on our daysailers and Catalina
22's. We use the American Sailing Association basic keelboat
NEW YORK - SAILING PROGRAMS BY STATE
Camp - Putnam Station, NY - Welcome to one of the grand
old summer camps in America! Founded over 100 years ago for
the express purpose of building strong young hearts and character,
our agenda stands unabashedly unchanged. Our focus remains
on the whole individual and personal growth that is fueled
by awesome and outrageous fun. The time line of our program
is tailored to build upon itself, week by week, enabling each
camper to grow exponentially in personal accomplishments and
confidence. Despite a fragmented, remote control world, three
out of every four of our eligible campers return every summer
to four, six and eight week sessions; and those, who do, make
their own schedules and pride themselves in their increasing
levels of privilege and responsibility.
Shore Yacht Club - Great South Bay, NY - Bay Shore Yacht
Club offers several races throughout summer and early fall.
Highlights include the annual Commodore's Cup, Commodore's
Memorial Cup and Husband/Wife race. Our sailing program ranks
amongst the best in the Bay, and evolves as the needs of the
membership change. Therefore, if you have any questions, it
is important that you contact the Sailing Instruction Committee
Chair immediately. We believe the Sailing Program must be
educational, safe, fun and worthwhile for all concerned.The
Sailing Instruction Program is season-long and fully integrated
with the activities of the Race Committee and the Bay Shore
Junior Yacht Club.
Yacht Club - Sag Harbor, NY - Breakwater Yacht Club Inc.
provides sailing education and racing experiences to residents
of Eastern Long Island. It sponsors weekly races and instruction
for children and adults. BYC has now completed the building
of it’s COMMUNITY SAILING CENTER and is ready to serve
the growing needs of the area by providing stimulation and
companionable sailing activities as well as instruction for
adults and juniors. BYC is a non-profit, non elitist organization
which is reasonably priced and open to everyone with an all
inclusive approach to membership. BYC’s Wednesday night
races often have 30 or more local boats on the starting line
between May 1st thru October 1st providing exciting and varied
courses for the novice or
Yacht Club - Chataqua Lake, NY - The primary purpose of
the Club is to promote competitive sailing as a wholesome
sport each summer on Chautauqua Lake in New York. Classes
sailed: C-scows, Flying Scots, and Lightnings.
Hudson Sailing Center - West Haverstraw, NY - An introduction
to the world of sails, boats, winds, skies, and water. By
the end of this 16-hour course, the student will have a working
knowledge of the parts of a boat and be able to sail a boat
with confidence. The course is designed for those with little
or no boating experience. Just bring along your dreams! By
the end of our course you should be able to read a chart,
board the boat, set it up for sailing, start the motor, leave
the dock and motor through the marina observing rules of the
waterway. Once on the river, you can hoist the sails, perform
technical and safety maneuvers, and anchor the boat. Then
return safely to the dock, dock the boat and step off comfortably.
Manhasset Bay Yacht
Club - Port Washington, NY - Welcome to the Manhasset
Bay Junior Yacht Club summer program. This program is designed
to provide children of members between the ages of 9 and 18
with a summer of sailing instructions and regattas, swim team
practice and competition, and tennis instruction. Each separate
activity is overseen by a staff which is chosen specifically
for their skill and training in sailing, swimming and tennis.
The MBJYC sailing program is open to children of members,
relatives of members, and on a limited basis, non-members’
children who are sponsored by a member of the Club. For details
please check the MBYC website or consult the front office
staff. The sailing instruction is enhanced by a large selection
of regatta opportunities for our junior sailors. Our governing
body, the Junior Sailing Association (JSA) of Long Island
Sound provides a schedule of regattas ranging from one-day
events to three-day events. These regattas are open to varying
skill levels from first time “green” sailors to
the more competitive Championship events. Going to regattas
gives the juniors the opportunity to see what they have learned
in class and test their skills against juniors from other
clubs in our area. Our junior sailors have been a great source
of pride to the club through their efforts at regattas whether
by winning trophies or just getting out and showing their
York Sailing Center and Yacht Club - City Island, NY -
At New York Sailing Center & Yacht Club, our program is
backed up with the experience and perspective of 38 years
in the sailing school industry. But we're constantly doing
what made us an award-winning industry leader in the first
place: re-thinking and re-inventing the wheel (sorry - that's
"tiller!"). It's reflected in the content and format
of the courses, particularly in our emphasis on boat handling
and safety skills. You'll also see it in our variety of unique
teaching aids, such as our Obstacle CourseSM and Model Sloop.
Boat Club - Nyack, NY - The Nyack Boat Club has a very
successful junior sailing program that is primarily for family
and friends of Nyack Boat Club members, but is also open to
the public. We run two four-week sessions over the summer,
generally beginning the last week of June and the last week
of July. Our mission is to support the development of junior
sailors ages 8-15 years through recreational sailing, sailboat
racing and other marine pursuits as well as advancing their
seamanship and navigation skills and fostering a lifelong
passion for sailing. The sailing instructional programs will
follow both the general guidelines and the safety guidelines
developed by the NBC Board, the Junior Sailing Association
of Long Island Sound, U.S. Sailing Association and U.S. Optimist
Sailing School - Chelsea Piers, NY - If you've never sailed,
have limited sailing experience or haven't sailed in a long
time, this basic sailing course gives you the skills and confidence
to take the helm. The sailing instruction course content is
the same at all locations with patient, caring instructors
and classmates with remarkably similar interests to yours.
Learn to Sail vacations are co-ed. You learn aboard award
winning Colgate 26 sailboats – safe, exciting and ergonomically
comfortable. Special women-only sailing instruction weeks
are held periodically throughout the year at select locations.
Maritime Foundation - Oswego, NY - The Oswego Maritime
Foundation is a member-supported non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation
dedicated to public service through maritime related education,
recreation and research. Our web site will keep you up to
date on foundation events, services and courses. You will
also find information about boats for sale and sponsorship
opportunities that support our public service programs. Please
browse our site - we hope it becomes a useful resource for
Yacht Club - Oswego, NY - Founded in 1881 by local banker
John T. Mott, the Oswego Yacht Club was a vibrant force in
Lake Ontario yachting. One of the founding clubs in the Lake
Yacht Racing Associastion, Oswego was the host of many yachting
events. Early in the depression, the Club disbanded and remained
dormant for some 50 years. In 1980 a group of local boaters
reformed the Club and quickly celeberated its Centennial Anniversary.
Once again, the Oswego Yacht Club has become an active participant
in Lake Ontario Yachting. Located in Oswego, New York, the
club hosts a variety activities for all boaters. The PHRF,
Portsmouth, and Sunfish Sailing fleets race weekly in the
open waters of Lake Ontario. Each summer the Club hosts the
Sail Oswego Regatta which draws more than 50 boats from all
corners of the Lake. In the past, the OYC has hosted the Flying
Scot North American Championships (1989 and 1996), district
regattas for several one-design fleets, portions of the Lake
Yacht Racing Association annual regatta, and the long distance
race for the annual Eastern Yachting Conference's Regatta.
Port Washington Yacht Club
- Port Washington, NY - As a result of a major renovation
completed in the spring of 2001, the Port Washington Yacht
Club is more popular and successful then ever. Now our facilities
and services include a new pool and pavilion, spectacular
water-view dining room, elegant Commodores Lounge, and state-of-the-art
kitchen. Please browse the rest of the site for more information
on the club's facilities and activities.
Yacht Club - Rochester, NY - Located in Rochester, New
York, the Rochester Yacht Club has set a standard of excellence
among Private Yacht Clubs for over 130 years. From personal
dining and banquet services, to regatta management, educational
sailing programs and competitive racing fleets, to tennis
and swimming activities, we are unequaled in service to our
members and their guests. Founded in 1877, our club is located
on the Genesee River just south of the river's outlet which
flows into Lake Ontario. Besides being a gathering place for
Sail and Power Boaters, it is also one of Rochester’s
most prestigious meeting places. The Rochester Yacht Club
has a reputation for hospitality, great sailing and superb
dining. Club members, their guests and visitors enjoy and
appreciate these fine traditions. Come see what it's all about
in our club video.
- White Plains, NY - Learn to sail with our American Red
Cross Certified Sailing Instructors. In the classroom you
will learn boating safety, basic boat handling, and terminology.
In the water you will gain 16 hours of hands on experience
using SEAS Westchester's own fleet of Phantoms, Lasers, JYs,
Escapes, and Sunfish. Never been on a boat before ? Or perhaps
you have sailing experience and want to refresh your skills
? Come join us, we've taught people with all levels of experience.
Seas Sailing Center - Buffalo, NY - Welcome to the Seven
Seas Sailing School, now enjoying our 38th year of serving
Western New York. This is your opportunity to begin a lifelong
celebration of our Buffalo waterfront by learning to sail.
With new classes starting each week, we welcome newcomers
to join in our many exciting educational and recreational
sailing activities. Open seven days and seven nights a week.
This year, sail to the beat of a different summer!
Junior Sailing Association - Sodus Point, NY - The Sodus
Bay Junior Sailing Association, Inc., founded in 1956, offers
a summer day camp program that provides an opportunity for
its students to enjoy summer fun while developing swimming
and sailing skills, and healthy interaction with their peers.
Four levels of sailing instruction, seven levels of swimming
instruction, and two racing programs are part of the summer's
activities. Enthusiastic counselors offer meaningful opportunites
for kids to try new things. Lifelong friendships are often
formed. We're focused on positive youth development by providing
a safe environment, positive role models and quality programming.
Yacht Club - Southold, NY - SYC's junior sailing program
is one of the best, most comprehensive junior sailing programs
available anywhere. Twelve hours a week of instruction are
offered for eight weeks during July and August, with excellent
student/instructor ratios. Our children learn the beauty and
fun of sailing, and for those interested, racing skills are
nurtured to a high degree. Southold Yacht Club sailors have
consistently placed highly in area regattas and some have
scored well in national championships. Our instructors are
extremely well qualified to teach sailing skills, always emphasizing
Sagamore - Lake George, NY - The Sagamore is a year round
luxury resort and sports paradise. For your vacation on Lake
George pack your golf clubs and tennis rackets, bathing suit
for the beach, boat shoes for fun at the waterfront, skis
and snowshoes to enjoy your getaway.
Waterfront Association - Oyster Bay, NY - As a US Sailing
Association accredited facility and a member of the American
Sailing Association, we offer a variety of programs for both
adults and children. First time sailors, adults with some
experience, and those with an interest in day sailing, racing
or cruising will all find programs to suit their needs. Instruction
is offered on 23’ Sonar’s, Rhodes 19s, and cruising
sloops with wheel steering, roller furling sails and diesel
auxiliary engines. Certification programs include membership
in the US Sailing Association, textbooks, and a logbook.
Whether you are a beginner or advanced sailor, young or young-at-heart,
taking group or private lessons, you’ll enjoy meeting
people in a friendly atmosphere. All classes are designed
to accommodate individual learning styles, as well as wind
and weather conditions. We are so certain that you will love
your sailing experience with us that we offer a 100% satisfaction
guarantee. Our goal is to have you meet your goals.
Yacht Squadron - Remsenburg, NY - We're all about sailing.
Have been for over a hundred years. We've got an active contingent
of Flying Scot, Sunfish, SS, and Optimist racers and recreational
sailors. We hold Saturday Flying Scot and Sunfish races, a
popular Fall series for Sunfish and Optis and periodically
host regional US Sailing and Great South Bay Yacht Racing
Bank Yacht Club - Cazenovia Lake, NY - The Learn to Sail
program concentrates on the basic elements of sailing. The
program emphasizes the pleasure of sailing while learning
about sailing terminology, safety equipment & procedures,
boat rigging, knots, sail trim, and boat control. Lessons
generally start with classroom discussion, but the majority
of the time will be spent on the water. The main goals of
the program are to have fun, learn the basics of sailing,
and be safe at all times. Upon completion of the course, the
student will be able to sail a small sailboat with developing
confidence in a variety of weather conditions. YOUTH SAILING
PROGRAM - The Youth Sailing program concentrates on refinement
of techniques and boat handling confidence. Participants must
complete the Learn to Sail Program and/or have instructor
approval. This program is designed for juniors who want to
continue to sail with their peers, but not in a competitive
format. It is organized to ensure all sailors have fun and
continue to advance their sailing skills. Water Safety, First
Aid, and more advanced boat handling skills will be taught.
Introduction to and a chance to sail different types of boats
will be included. Youth Sailing also teaches many skills needed
by those wishing to join our Racing Program.
Camp Chingachgook - Kattskill Bay, NY - Chingachgook sits
on the quiet east shore of Lake George in the beautiful Adirondack
Mountains. The 200 acres of YMCA property is surrounded by
thousands of acres of forever wild state forest preserve with
a trail network of over 50 miles through wetlands, along the
lake shore, through woodlands, and over mountain summits.
The YMCA has recently invested over $3 million for facility
improvements resulting in over 60 buildings, including a new
dining hall, program lodge, hike center, water-based pavilion,
and 20 cabins. A wide variety of water-based activities takes
place on Chingachgook's extensive water-based, which features
two 80-foot docks and a fleet of 75 canoes, kayaks, rowboats,
sailboats, sailboards, and motor boats. In the winter, the
frozen lake opens a winter wonderland of fun from ice skating
to ice fishing and cross-country skiing. Other recreational
facilities include tennis courts, basketball courts, climbing
tower, bouldering wall, archery and rifle ranges, volleyball
courts, and playing fields for softball, soccer, and other
games. Outdoor facilities for winter play include a tubing
hill, cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, a snowboarding
hill, and a flooded ice rink.
RHODE ISLAND- SAILING PROGRAMS BY STATE
Sail Training Association - Newport, RI - Each year, thousands
of youth participate in ASTA member programs, developing self
confidence and team spirit that only sailing on a tall ship
Boating Center - Providence, RI - Several years ago, it
struck a group of local sailors that the people of Rhode Island
should have access to a community boating program. Organized
and implemented entirely by volunteers, this visionary plan
was set into action. The Community Boating Center (CBC) at
Providence's India Point Park opened in June 1994 with a small
fleet of boats, a few docks and a boat storage shed built
largely with donated materials and volunteer labor. Today,
our new boathouse, 30 boat plus fleet, and dedicated membership,
positions CBC as an integral component to the success and
growth of Providence's waterfront revival. Founded as a non-profit
501(c)3 charitable organization, CBC offers a variety of opportunities
that allow the general public to experience the thrill of
sailing in upper Narragansett Bay.
Yacht Club - Cranston, RI - Edgewood Sailing School offers
sailing instruction for children and adults.
Sailing School- Newport, RI - We, at Newport Sailing School
and Tours would like to introduce you to the very finest in
sailing instruction and tours. For over 4 decades, we have
introduced to thousands of people the joy and art of “pure”
sailing in Newport, Rhode Island, the “Sailing Capital
of the World”! Relax and enjoy a delightful narrated
1 or 2 hour leisurely sailing tour, corporate charter, or
take advantage of our successful basic, intermediate or advanced
sailing courses. Our curriculum is designed to provide the
ultimate instruction in the shortest period of time.
Yacht Club - Newport, RI - NYC is involved in junior sailing
in a number of ways. We are home to the Rogers High School
Sailing team and of course our junior sailing program that
is open to all NYC members and the community. We are proud
to announce a new partnership with the Newport Housing Authority
as we extend our summer junior sailing program to residents
through five scholarships for our summer sailing program.
Newport - Newport, RI - You are never too old to start,
or old enough to stop. Sailors can remain competitive into
their 70's or 80's. Sail Newport offers Adult Sailing Lessons
for Beginners to Advanced Sailors. Learning to sail can be
easy, fun and inexpensive. Throughout the summer, Sail Newport's
Adult Sailing Program offers sessions of highly individualized
instruction aboard our fleet of J/22s. All levels of skill
are offered, providing you with the flexibility to take as
many sessions as you wish, when you wish. Both morning and
evening programs are available.
Inc - Newport, RI - Shake-A-Leg is a 501(c)(3) charitable
organization founded in 1982. For 25 years, we have provided
a unique blend of traditional and complementary therapeutic
services to help children, adolescents and adults who have
been disabled by a spinal cord injury or other related neurological
disorders attain the highest levels of independence and community
integration possible. The Shake-A-Leg programs are challenging,
experiential and, above all, FUN! Through the years, we have
seen scores of participants with varying levels of ability
and from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds interact
with each other – for each other – as they learn
the skills needed for an independent life. Our three major
programs: Whole Life Therapy residential sessions, Confidence
Is Cool day camps and Adaptive Sailing encourage participants
to move beyond the perceived boundaries of their own capabilities.
The participants also make significant contributions toward
improving the lives of their peers. The resulting increase
in the levels of the participants’ self-worth, confidence
and esteem is astounding.
of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI - For the 2008 season,
we will again be offering beginner, intermediate, and adult
keelboat sailing lessons to the general public. Beginners
are taught the basics of sailing from rigging and launching
to steering and boat handling to finally sailing on their
own. A fleet of 12 ft. Tech dinghies is used for novice sailors.
Intermediate sailors use 14 ft. Flying Junior sloops and are
taught more advanced boat handling techniques and use of the
spinnaker. Sailing lessons for children (ages 10-12) and youths
(ages 13-16) are also available.
Sailing Association - Wickford, RI - The program’s
objective is to train students in the art and skill of sailing.
Through hands-on experience and class instruction, we hope
to produce well-rounded sailors who are at home aboard a sailing
dinghy, a cruising sailboat, or a racing boat. Above all,
our goal is to have our students safely enjoy their time on
the water. Boats include a fleet of Optimist Prams and Club
420’s, two Ensign sloops and three power support boats.
All full-time instructors have been certified in the U.S.
Sailing Instructor Level One course. They are also current
with CPR and First Aid.
GENERAL SAILING SCHOOL ADVICE:
Your Local Yacht Club - Although
people don't generally realize it, many yacht clubs offer
very reasonably priced sailing lessons for both adults and
children. Expert instruction and you don't need your own boat.
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