Sailing Progression Chart
Our goal is to ensure that your student is placed in the most appropriate class for their age and skill level, so that they feel confident and safe on the water.
Our progression chart outlines the way NCS encourages youth sailors of all ages and ability levels to participate in our programs. The "track" each student takes will differ. A parent questioning which program their student should be placed into (if a new student) or has been placed into (a returning student), should call the NCS office at 508-228-6600 to verify the best placement.
NCS instructors assess ability levels of students throughout the summer - approaching the Program Director or Assistant Program Director, who will approach the family - if we think a change in placement should be made during the season.
Students who are new to NCS, but have a background in sailing from another organization, and would prefer not to be placed in a beginner class, should contact the NCS Office to make a joint-determination with the Program Director as to which class might be best for them.