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NCS Program Details


Hydrofoiling Lessons
June 13, 2014

Hydrofoiling Lessons with Nantucket Community Sailing

Fly over Nantucket Harbor on the foiling Waszp and hear the buzz! We're now offering foiling lessons to athletic, advanced sailors looking for a new experience. The Waszp is a one-design, single-handed foiling boat intended for 8-10+ kts of breeze. Lessons will be hands-on, focusing on balance, boat-handling, apparent wind, fitness, and other advanced and high-speed sailing skills and techniques.

Lessons will be held at Great Harbor Yacht Club and may be purchased for individual instruction (private) or for up to two qualified people (semi-private, where sailors will switch on and off). Sailors must have a required level of dinghy sailing experience and must be fit enough for this style of sailing. Lessons are subject to coach availability and conditions (wind and weather), as well as approval by the NCS Program Director. Guests will be required to wear a helmet, PFD, and will be coached through a headset (all provided). Lessons will require a tow out to the teaching area, which will be between Second Point and Head of the Harbor, depending on tide, conditions, and skill-level of the student. Ages 13+ (or by permission of the Program Director)

$510 for 3-hr private lesson

$690 for 3-hr semi-private lesson

15% discount for GHYC members, who are participating in the lesson

$438/private and $588/semi-private

Lesson slots:

9:30am - 12:30pm

1:30pm - 4:30pm

Monday - Friday. Saturday and Sunday may be available by request.

Weeks of: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6,13, 20

Lesson Requirements:

  • Approval by the NCS Program Director - these lessons are intended for active teens and adults
  • Helmet (provided by NCS)
  • PFD (provided by NCS, or the guest may bring their own USCG-app Type III PFD, in good condition)
  • Closed-toe shoes - dinghy boots or sneakers
  • Leggings, long sleeves or wetsuit recommended - tight fitting clothing should be worn

*Please note, depending on conditions, these boats are designed for a guest up to ~225 lbs

Booking: Please call or email the NCS Program Director, Emily Taylor, to request a booking:

508-228-6600 (Office) or

The Program Director will review your form and contact you directly to schedule a lesson. A credit card number is required, but will not be charged until a lesson is completed, or per cancellation policy, above.

Cancellation Policy: If you would like to cancel your lesson we ask for you to let us know at least 48 hours in advance. If you cancel within 48 hours of your lesson and we cannot fill the spot, we will charge you for half the cost of each lesson booked within that 48 hour period. If you cancel with 24 hours and we cannot fill the slot, we will charge you the full price of each lesson booked within that 24 hour period. If you do not show up, we will charge you for the full price of the lesson.

During a lesson we only charge for the time we completed on the water – Any unused time will be refunded to you. We only charge for what we accomplished.

P.O. Box 2424, Nantucket, MA 02584
NCS Office: 508-228-6600 | Jetties Sailing Center: 508-228-5358
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