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Registration for the 2015 season is now OPEN!

We have lots of classes still available for the 2015 season! Click here to view all of our OPEN classes!

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. 

For an in-depth overview of our programs, please read our Parent Student Handbook.


Programs 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 Keelboat programs for ages 8-18+). To view which programs are available for your sailors' age group, click on the appropriate tab to the left of our webpage. After reviewing the program descriptions, schedules and age/experience requirements, visit the Registration Page to sign you and/or your sailor up. Please remember that program space is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

In addition to our standard programs, 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 (emily@nantucketsailing.org). Nantucket Community Sailing also runs a partner program at our Jetties Sailing Center with Nantucket S.T.A.R. (Sports and Therapeutic Accessible Recreation) for sailors with special physical and emotional needs.  For more information, please visit our Community Outreach Page and the Nantucket Star Program Page .


An NCS membership is required to participate in the NCS programs and you will be prompted to purchase one during the online registration process. 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. To learn more about the NCS membership levels, click here.


For more information, please call the NCS main office at 508.228.6600, Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm. 

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