Program Description

slide-sail12Enjoy the peace and quiet of Hingham Harbor while you and your children learn to sail. Our programs provide instruction from beginner to race. Sailing is a wonderful lifelong sport that you can enjoy alone or share with family and friends. Classes are taught by US sailing Level 1 certified instructors in a safe, fun-filled, hands-on format.

Youth Classes (7-18)

Our junior program is offered to children provided they are capable swimmers.

Adult Classes

Our adult program features eight weekly classes, offered on Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings.

Fall Guided Sailing

Starting on Saturday, September 12, 2015

LMC is excited to offer a new fall sailing program: Guided Sailing on a per session basis. Sailors can sail in Optis or 420s either solo or in a pair in a more supported version of LMC’s ‘Open Sail’ offering. A senior LMC Sailing Instructor will be present on the water at all times to guide sailors, ensure safety and offer suggestions about skills and technique.  Sailors must have completed a sailing class at LMC in order to book Guided Sailing. Outside sailors interested in taking part should email: for more information.

Please note that all sailors must arrive between 9am and 9:15am in order to check in and receive instructions about where they will be sailing that morning. Sailors should expect to be off the water by 10:45 at the latest in order to derigg the boats, with the session fully wrapped up by 11am. If you have any questions about the Guided Sailing offering, please feel free to email LMC’s Head of Sailing, Katie Manning at

Open Sailing

Open sailing is available to competent sailors who meet our required flag rating for independent boating. This class is available to LMC students who meet the above as well as competent sailors who would like to have the option to get on the water a few evenings a week. Questions about Open Sail, how to book and whether you qualify for it should be directed to our Head of Sailing, Katie Manning at:

Open Sailing is offered Monday and Wednesday nights 5:30-8:00pm during the summer season only.

What Level Am I?

Moving up to the next level is determined by the instructor.

Beginner Learn to Sail – Starts at age 7. Learn the basics of sailing knot tying and proper use of tiller and rudder. Children get to build comfort on the water while being introduced to sailing basics.
Apprentice 1 year sailing experience and basic knowledge.
Venture Proficient sailing solo with desire to fine tune skills for recreational sailing. (formerly “Advanced”). This is a non-racing class.
Race Successfully meets all the previous criteria with a desire to learn to race. LMC participates in several local regattas throughout the summer with the youth race sailors.
Optimist – Under 14 and under 110 pounds
Laser – Over 14 and over 110 pounds
420’s – Over 13 and over 90 pounds
12+ Beginner Venture Age 12+, new to sailing or for youth with some sailing experience and a desire to sharpen skills alongside youth of a similar age. Sailing in turnabouts.
420 / Laser Experience with desire to compete.

Cancellation Fees

Class fees will be refunded upon written cancellation received prior to 30 days from the start of class. A $50 administration fee will be assessed for these changes.

Private Lessons

Private lessons with our senior sailing instructors can be booked to suit your schedule and LMC caters to a variety of levels from complete youth beginners to experienced adults. For more information, please email:

Safety Obligation of Members and Guests:
Participant-provided life jackets must be worn at all times