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. These can be accomplished through private lessons, group lessons, or the Women's Sailing Clinic. For those students who are more advanced,
Center offers Open Sailing opportunities and open sailing is 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 22, 2013.
Private Windsurfing Lessons at Jetties Sailing Center
Private windsurfing lessons are offered to all age groups every day, throughout the summer, rain or shine, for one hour. Please call the Jetties Sailing Center, beginning in mid-June, at 508 228 5358 to schedule a lesson.
Adult Private Lessons at Jetties Sailing Center
Adult (age 18 and over) private lessons are offered in two hour blocks, seven days a week, rain or shine, at the Jetties Sailing Center. Students who are interested in Open Sailing opportunities are encouraged to polish their skills through private lessons. Instruction may include basic sailing concepts or more advanced racing skills, depending on the interests and ability level of the student. Please call the Jetties Sailing Center directly, beginning in mid-June, at 508-228-5358 to schedule an adult private lesson.
Now being offered into the Fall!
Three-hour private lessons are offered on one of our J/105 keelboats for adults interested in learning the basics involved with sailing on a larger vessel. Lesson topics will vary according to the skill level of the sailor. Space is limited to 5 sailors per lesson. If you have more than one sailor, you must register the additional sailors ($50/each) as such through the "additional sailor" option. Lessons are available Tuesday & Thursday from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
**NOTE: Lessons may be available on Saturday or Sunday if an instructor is available. Please call the NCS Main Office at 508-228-6600 to inquire about weekend lesson availability**
Paddleboard Harbor Tours
NCS will hold two Paddleboard Harbor Tours. Participants will gather at the predetermined location (depending on the date) and be given a brief introduction to Stand-Up-Paddleboarding (SUP) before heading off to explore the harbor with the help of an instructor/guide. Tours will launch from the Jetties Sailing Center, unless otherwise noted. Participants can either rent a board from NCS (limited availability, reserved online in the registration process) or BYOB (Bring Your Own Board). The goal of the tour will be to have fun, explore the beauty of Nantucket and get some basic exercise. Dates: Friday, July 26 and Friday, August 23. 7am-9am.
Family Cruise to Coatue
NCS is once again hosting a Family Cruise to Coatue! On Friday evening, August 2nd from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, participants will meet NCS instructors at our Jetties Sailing Center. Participants will then sail as a group in Rhodes 19s, Marshall Cat 15s, RS Visions, etc., with the help of an instructor in each boat, over to Second Point (distance will depend on tide and weather.) Once anchored off Coatue, families and instructors can enjoy a picnic dinner, play games and relax before sailing back to the Jetties Sailing Center. This event is intended to gather NCS students and their parents (or NCS students and their children!) in one setting, to enjoy an evening sail together. (Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian). Families must register each participant individually and each participant must be over the age of 15 years, or otherwise must have a parent or guardian attend the event with them. Each participant is responsible for their own food and beverage. Please note: The maximum number of people per boat is 4 students 1 instructor, so larger families will have to split up.
*This event will also be open to any friends of NCS, who have their own craft. They may sail to meet us at Coatue, and enjoy their picnics with us.
Women's Sailing Clinic
The Women's Sailing Clinic is designed to specifically give adult women, of all 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 each boat. Our 34' J/105 keelboat will be used, when available, for instruction as well. In the case of inclement weather there will be a "chalk-talk" and on-land instruction will still take place.
There are two clinics available each week: on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. The Tuesday night clinic will be oriented towards introductory sailing concepts and is intended for our beginner sailors, or those sailors who may be looking to enjoy a more recreational approach to sailing. The Thursday night clinic will be oriented towards more advanced sailing concepts and beginner racing techniques and is intended for those students who may be looking to "take the next step." The Women's Clinic has limited space available. As always, Women's Clinic is based on a first come first serve basis. If a clinic is showing "filled", please put yourself on the waitlist as we often have cancellations throughout the summer.
Members of the Jetties Sailing Center (and the Westmoor Club) are eligible to receive a 50% discount of the cost of the clinic. If you are not yet a member, you may join as an NCS Jetties Sailing Center Member within the registration, otherwise the fee for women's clinic is $60 per clinic. Should you need to cancel your enrollment for a clinic, you must do so at least 24hrs before the clinic is scheduled to take place. If you do not cancel and do not attend the clinic, you will still be responsible for payment. There are no refunds issued due to inclement weather. We ask that you be sure to include your cell phone information during registration , so that we may contact you in case of inclement weather. If you have questions, please contact the NCS Main Office at 508-228-6600 .
** NOTE: There is no Women's Clinic on August 13th and 15th, 2013, due to Nantucket Race Week. There will however be a Women's Fun Sail as a part of Nantucket Race Week on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. This event is not included in the NCS Women's Clinic Registration or Membership. More on how to register for this event will be available on the Nantucket Race Week website at www.nantucketraceweek.org.**
Visit www.nantucketraceweek.org and www.operahousecup.org to learn about Nantucket Race Week!