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Sailing Instruction at SYC

At the Sakonnet Yacht Club (SYC) we run a world class sailing program for kids ages 9 and up as well as instruction for adult Members.

Regardless of your experience, or interest, we have a program for you.

The Junior Sailing Program is open to children age 9 and up (some eight year old children may be accepted on a case by case basis; please see Director of Sailing Education Seamus Power).  Each session is four weeks long.  We use Optimist Prams, 420s, Zest and Quests and supplement with Yinglings, Alden, and rowboats.  Our instructors are US Sailing Certified.

The Junior Sailing Program strives to develop well-rounded youth sailors while instilling in them a love for the sport in a safe and fun environment.

For Adult Members
SYC offers adult sailing lessons usually on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 1:30-3:30pm which are taught by our US Sailing Certified Instructors.  These lessons are for all skill levels and can be customized to meet the needs of the sailors in a given lesson.