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.

Recreational Sailing

This is a time set aside for registered sailing students and their families to enjoy our boats and test the skills they have acquired at Lincoln Maritime Center. The only requirement is to be a competent sailor and swimmer. Recreational sailing is included in your registration for a sailing class.

Recreational sailing is offered Monday and Wednesday nights 5:30-8:00pm.

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. Build comfort on the water.
Apprentice 1 year sailing experience and basic knowledge.
Venture Proficient sailing solo with desire to fine tune skills for recreational sailing. (formerly “Advanced”)
Race Successfully meets all the previous criteria with a desire to learn to race.
Optimist – Under 14 and under 110 pounds
Laser – Over 14 and over 110 pounds
420’s – Over 13 and over 90 pounds
13+ Beginners Age 13+, new to sailing or with little sailing experience. Sailing in turnabouts.
Apprentice 12+
Age 12+ with previous experience.
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 are available upon request.

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