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Please click here to view the schedule of NCS Programs.

Nantucket Community Sailing offers a full range of private and group sailing programs for children and adults of all ages, ability levels and interest between our Polpis Harbor, Jetties Sailing Center and Children's Beach Pier location.

Classes are held at our Polpis Harbor location (for children ages 5 to 12), at the Jetties Sailing Center (Water Sports for ages 9-12, Windsurfing Class for ages 10 - 15, and Sailing Lessons for ages 8-18+) and are launched off the Children's Beach boat ramp (for our Big Boat programs for ages 8-18+). To view which classes are available for your sailors' age group, click on the appropriate tab to the left of our webpage. After reviewing the class descriptions, schedules and age/experience requirements, visit the Registration Page to sign you and/or your sailor up. Please remember that class space is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

In addition to our standard classes, Nantucket Community Sailing partners with other organizations to provide access to the water and sailing opportunities. To learn more please visit our Community Outreach Programs Page.

Sailors with Special Needs

Nantucket Community Sailing works with sailors of many ages, levels and abilities - both physical and emotional. Sometimes our sailors have special needs. We ask that parents of these sailors please be forthcoming with these needs so we can do our absolute best to ensure all of our students' sailing experiences are positive, successful, and safe. If your student has an IEP (Individualized Education Plan), Accommodation or Behavioral Plan, or if you have any specific recommendations for working successfully with your student, please contact our Program Director, Emily Taylor ( Nantucket Community Sailing also runs a watersports partner class at our Jetties Sailing Center with Nantucket S.T.A.R. (Sports and Therapeutic Accessible Recreation) for students with special physical and emotional needs. For more information on this class, please visit our Community Outreach Page and the Nantucket Star Program Page.

Nantucket Community Sailing additionally recommends the local program Sail to Prevail as another water-based opportunity for students with special needs.


An NCS youth student membership is required for all youth (ages 5-18) who register for NCS summer classes and you will be prompted to purchase one during the online registration process. Memberships are not required for anyone who is signing up for a private sailing lesson. Depending upon the membership level you purchase, all or a portion of your membership fee is considered a tax deductible donation to NCS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Click here to learn more about NCS membership levels.

Adult Classes

Nantucket Community Sailing offers a number of opportunities for adults to learn to sail. Similar to our youth classes, the focus is kept on fundamental sailing skills, basic boat care, water safety, and an appreciation for the sport of sailing. Adults can participate in private lessons, group lessons, racing series or the Women's Sailing Clinic.

Also available at the Jetties Sailing Center are open sailing opportunities, which are free to those who join as a Jetties Sailing Center member. Available boats generally include Rhodes 19s, Sunfish, Lasers, and Marshall Cats.

As with all NCS classes, we ask that students wear appropriate shoes when participating in any Adult Program.

For more information email or call 508.228.6600.

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