Summer Sailing School

Bourne Community Boating

Registration for summer 2020 programs opens on March 1!

All programs require a 2020 Family Membership.

Scholarship applications will be accepted after March 1, 2020 for full-time, year-round Bourne resident youth. Please contact BCB if you are in need. Families that receive scholarship assistance are expected to help our program by volunteering their time.  Repeat applicants will be asked how they volunteered in the past. Contact amy@bournecommunityboating.org with questions or to find volunteer opportunities.

ENROLL ONLINE:  online Registration page will open on March 1.

Youth Sailing School Policy notes for 2020:

  • In an attempt to get as many kids as possible a chance to sail with us, you may only sign up for ONE session of sailing per child.  If there are openings available after June 1 and you would like more sessions, please indicate that on your registration form and we will begin to fill open spaces after June 1 with multi-session sailors.
  • All students at all levels above Beginner will be assessed for sailing skills by the instructor staff during the first week of classes. BCB reserves the right to move students up or down to the class appropriate for their skills, regardless of age or previous experience.
  • 2-week enrollment option: New for 2020. To better accommodate busy family schedules, BCB will allow enrollment in Beginner, Adv Beg, Int, Adventures & LTR for two week blocks, as space allows.  Tuition for any 2-week class sessions is $360 for the first 2-week session, and $300 for the second consecutive 2-week session. There is no resident discount. Enrollment for 2-week classes opens April 1. Click here for details and 2-week class enrollment.

Morning Classes

Mummichugs: (June 29-July 3, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, July 27-31, Aug 3-7,  9:00 AM-11:30 AM)  Mummichugs will focus on water safety, marine science, and fun.  Students will be introduced to safe boating practices, learn about the animals that live in the water around them, and do traditional camp activities.  Tuition: $150  per week.  Ages: 6-8. Maximum age completed second grade.  Click here for Mummichugs enrollment.

Beginner Sailing:  (6/22-7/17  or 7/20-8/14, 8:30 AM-12:00) Students will have 4 mornings per week of sailing instruction in Prams, and 1 morning per week of our marine biology themed Belly Biology program. Each student will learn to sail their own boat from the earliest time possible, which affords the steepest learning curve and best results. Tuition: $660.  Discounted Tuition for full-time, year-round Bourne residents of $400.   Prerequisite: Open to all youth who have completed second grade and up.

Advanced Beginner Sailing:  (6/22-7/17  or 7/20-8/14, 8:30 AM-12:00) Students will have 4 mornings per week of sailing instruction in Prams, and 1 morning of Belly Biology.  This course is designed for students who have sailed before, but are not yet ready for the more advanced techniques taught in Intermediate sailing.   Tuition: $660.  Discounted Tuition for full-time, year-round Bourne residents of $500.  Prerequisite: completion of Beginner sailing or equivalent.

Afternoon Classes

Intermediate Sailing: (6/22-7/17  or 7/20-8/14, 1:00 to 4:30 PM) Students will have 5 afternoons per week of sailing instruction primarily in Prams, and Belly Biology courses as fits with the course and conditions.  Intermediates is designed to advance students skills to prepare them for the varied boats and techniques in higher classes.   Tuition: $660.  Discounted Tuition for full-time, year-round Bourne residents of $600. Prerequisite: completion of Advanced Beginner sailing or equivalent.

Adventures in Sailing:   (6/22-7/17  or 7/20-8/14, 1:00 to 4:30 PM). Students will sail a variety of boats including Prams, windsurfers, Lasers and Bullseyes.  The Adventurers come in to the class with a good background of sailing skills which allows them to focus on transferring those skills to new challenges like sailing to new and different destinations.  Tuition: $ 660  per 4-week session.  Prerequisite: Completion of Intermediates or equivalent.

Intro to Racing: (6/22-7/17  or 7/20-8/14, 1:00 to 4:30 PM).  Geared towards students who are interested in trying sailboat racing this class will teach racing basics with fun, friendly competition.  Tuition: $660 per four-week session.  Prerequisite: Completion of Intermediates or equivalent plus instructor recommendation.

Instructor in Training: By invitation only.  Open to upper level sailors with an interest in teaching.  All IITs MUST TAKE AN UPPER LEVEL SAILING COURSE AT BCB OR BUZZARDS SAILING SCHOOL. Contact amy@bournecommunityboating.org for more information or to enroll.

2020 Class Flow Chart