Welcome to the Sandy Bay Sailing Program! We offer sailing lessons to
sailors of all ages and abilities; from beginners to racers and cruisers,
ages 8 and up. Our beautiful location on T Wharf in historic Rockport,
Mass. offers quick access to ocean sailing at its best.
The Mission of the Sandy Bay Sailing Program is to give our students
a broad exposure to the sport of sailing. Our primary goal is to
develop, safe, independent sailors, by offering them an active and
exciting experience that builds camaraderie, sportsmanship, and
secondary goal is to offer those students who have become independent
sailors exposure to racing through our racing classes and teams. The
desired result of the program is students with a love of the sport of
sailing and the SBYC experience.
Our Junior Program uses 18 Optimist dinghies and 9 420's. These
dinghies are the choice of yacht clubs and sailing programs nationwide.
They offer the student a sturdy platform on which to learn, while
providing enough challenge to keep competent racers involved in the
sport. Juniors are grouped by ability and there is a place for everyone
including 8 year old beginners, older 13 or 14 year old beginners, right
on up to the seasoned racer. Our racing programs offer experienced
sailors the opportunity to travel locally and regionally, competing
against other sailors their own age.
In addition to wonderful sailing opportunities, Sandy Bay Yacht Club
offers excellent social opportunities. All students become members of the
Club (although parents are not required to become members, we encourage
them to join). We encourage you to take advantage of junior cookouts, Sunday
Morning Coffees, Chowder Day, and numerous other dinners and events.
Sailing is a social sport, and there's no better place to get started
than Sandy Bay Yacht Club.
The SBYC Sailing Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable
organization and admits students of any race, color, religion, or
national origin... scholarships are also available.