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Jetties Sailing Center

Bathing Beach Road, Nantucket


Looking forward to seeing you in 2023
Dates of Operation - Monday, June 26 to Friday, August 18, 2023
Private Lessons and Women's Clinic Registration opens Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Rentals and Tiny Salts Registration opens Thursday, June 1, 2023
Booking online is recommended, as walk-up availability is limited

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Kayak, SUP & Sailboat Rentals, Private Lessons, Women's Clinic and Tiny Salts may be booked by clicking above.

The Jetties Sailing Center, located on the harbor side of Jetties Beach, offers a variety of option for water lovers of all ages and skill levels!

Rentals: Get out on the water for an hour with one of our paddleboards or kayaks (singles and doubles)! Or for the more advanced sailors, we offer two-hour rentals of sailboats in a variety of sizes and models, including 420s, Rhodes 19s and Marshall Cat 15s. Rentals are available Monday - Saturday from 10am - 4:30pm.

Private Lessons: Whether you're an Old Salt or it's your first time on the water, the Jetties Sailing Center has opportunities for sailors of all skill levels. We offer an adult Women's Sailing Clinic (Tuesdays from 2-4pm - click "Book Now" above), as well as private sailing lessons for adults and youth! Private Lessons (ages 12+) are 2 hours for $250; Youth Private Lessons are 1.5 hours for $200 (ages 5-12) and Toddler Lessons are 1 hour for $100 (ages 2-4). Lessons are available in Optis (1 small youth student), 420s (1 student), RS Quests (perfect for youth beginners and siblings - up to 3 sailors) and Rhodes 19s (perfect for up to 3 sailors).


If you do not see the specific date and time available for a private lesson, please click here to complete the survey and if there is a cancellation, we will contact you.

Women's Clinic: The Women's Sailing Clinic is designed to specifically give adult women, of all ages and skill levels, the opportunity to learn to sail, or to refine previous sailing skills, at the Jetties Sailing Center. Focus is placed on teaching and reviewing the fundamentals, as well as introducing students to the basics of racing. Key goals of the class include building confidence and ensuring that students are comfortable on the water. Classes are taught primarily in Rhodes 19s or Marshall 15s with an instructor and 2-3 students on board. Women's Clinic meets weekly each Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm.

Advanced Women's Clinic: The Advanced Women's Clinic will be offered to a small group of women who should be comfortable sailing without and instructor. Women will sail in groups of 2-3 in our Rhodes 19s while instructors will coach from a power boat and will meet Mondays from 9am to 12:00noon.


Tiny Salts: Join NCS for a unique program, Tiny Salts, for toddlers ages 2, 3 and young 4 year olds. On Tuesdays, from either 9:00AM to 10:00AM or 10:30AM to 11:30AM, we'll introduce your child to sailboats, kayaks, paddleboards, the seashore and more. We'll meet at our Jetties Sailing Center and children must be accompanied by a caregiver - and both the child and the caregiver should plan to get wet, as we jump in and out of boats, sing sailing songs, and learn some new 'sailing' words!


Memberships: Jetties Sailing Center members have free access to sailboats, kayaks, and paddleboards as well as a 25% discount on private lessons. Please see below for the offerings. Choose the one that's right for you and start enjoying the benefits today!

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Purchase a membership for yourself or as a gift. All membership levels support NCS's mission and include notifications of volunteer opportunities both on-the-water and shoreside.

Individual ($500): FREE unlimited access to sailboats, kayaks and paddleboards for the individual (*only*) (up to 3 guests on sailboats). 25% discount on Private Lessons. Voting rights at NCS's Annual Meeting.

Family ($1250): FREE unlimited access to sailboats, kayaks and paddleboards for the *immediate* family members (listed on membership, with proof of ID). 25% discount on Private Lessons. Voting rights at NCS's Annual Meeting.

Silver Sailor ($400): For ages 65+. FREE unlimited access to small sailboats (Rhodes 19s or Marshal Cat 15s), with a friend or NCS volunteer instructor. Voting rights at NCS's Annual Meeting.

** Membership fees, less 50%, are considered a tax-deductible charitable donation to NCS. **

BUSINESS MEMBERSHIPS (starting at $5000): Please contact our office at 508-228-6600 if you are interested in a Business Membership for your organization. Employee/Member discounts (25%) on sailboats, paddle boards, kayaks and private lessons for any member of the family belonging to (members or employees of) the corporation. Logo on NCS website and highlight in NCS social media. Newsletter welcome (highlighting the corporation and their support of NCS).


Email or call 508-228-5358 (please do not leave a voicemail).

P.O. Box 2424, Nantucket, MA 02584
NCS Office: 508-228-6600 | Jetties Sailing Center: 508-228-5358
© 2023 Nantucket Community Sailing, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization