Summer Sailing School

Bourne Community Boating

All programs REQUIRE a 2020 Family Membership. Click here for Membership or purchase membership when your enroll in classes.

Scholarship appplications 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 (preferred): click here for our online Registration page.

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Youth Sailing School Policies 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 at a time.  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 2-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.
  • Resident Discounts for year-round full-time Bourne resident youth will be, starting in 2019, only available for THREE SESSIONS of any combination of Beginner, Advanced Beginner, or Intermediate classes.

Morning Classes

Mummichogs: (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.

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 Opti 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 $360.   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 $460.  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 4 afternoons per week of sailing instruction in Prams, and 1 afternoon of Belly Biology.  This course 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 $560. 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.