Please drop off and pick up your sailor promptly before and after class. Morning classes run from 9:00am to 11:30am and afternoon classes run from 12:30pm to 3:00pm.
Life jackets that are appropriate for sailing, US Coast Guard certified, and properly sized are required at all times on dock, floats and boats. The Sailing School does not have Life Jackets to lend out this summer so please bring your own.
Please wear closed-toed shoes that can get wet. No bare feet or flipflops are permitted.
Safe behavior on docks, floats and boats is required: no pushing or rough play will be tolerated.
Q: WHAT KIND OF CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT DO WE NEED?
Life jackets are required. Students should bring a duffel or backpack with a towel, bathing suit, change of clothing and jacket or slicker. Label all personal items! Hats and eyeglasses should be secured. Sailors must accept responsibility for lost personal items. It can be chilly on the water, and sailors will get wet! Please make sure that your child has the appropriate clothing for each day, especially in inclement weather.
Q: HOW ABOUT SNACKS & WATER?
Rowers may bring a snack and drink in a labeled, reusable container to class each day. All sailors should bring their own labeled, re-usable drink containers. It is important to stay well-hydrated during class. Fresh water fills and re-fills are available at the sailing school. Please make sure that all snacks are nut-free.
Q: IS CLASS HELD ON RAINY DAYS?
On stormy days when it is not safe to go out on the water, classes will be canceled in advance and notice will be sent out by email. If the conditions are safe with light to moderate rain, we will go sailing! Please bring suitable foul weather gear on rainy days. There will be no indoor sailing school activities for juniors what-so-ever at the Fleet this summer.
Q: WHAT TYPES OF BOATS ARE USED FOR INSTRUCTION?
RS Ventures are 16-foot stable keelboats with a capacity of 6 sailors including instructors. They are traditional sloop-rigged boats with roller-furling jibs and asymmetrical spinnakers for extra speed downwind. The Sailing School has a fleet of 7 RS Ventures that are used for Learn-to-Sail, Women’s Sailing, and more.
RS Teras are smaller sailing dinghies with a capacity of 1-2 youth sailors. The RS Teras rotomolded plastic construction makes them extremely durable and a blast to sail. The Sailing School has a fleet of 20 RS Teras.
Q: ARE THERE OTHER NEHSS EVENTS?
Visit the Northeast Harbor Fleet website to view the Fleet Calendar for all Sailing School and Fleet events.