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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 click the Program Details link above or 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 Big Boat 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 ( Nantucket Community Sailing also runs a watersports partner program 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 program, 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 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.


Adult Programs

Nantucket Community Sailing offers a number of opportunities for adults to learn to sail.  Similar to our youth programs, 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 programs, we ask that students wear appropriate shoes when participating in any Adult Program. The Jetties Sailing Center is scheduled to open June 25, 2016.

For more information email or call 508.228.6600, M-F from 9am - 5pm. 

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P.O. Box 2424, Nantucket, MA 02584
NCS Office: 508-228-6600 | Jetties Sailing Center: 508-228-5358
© 2017 Nantucket Community Sailing, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization