New Jersey Sailing School & Charter (“NJSS&C”) has been in business since 1978, providing award winning sailing and general boating instruction. Traditionally, we concentrated on adult instruction but our Junior Sailing Program was developed to introduce youth to the life-long learning experiences associated with the love for sailing.
NJSS&C offers weekly sessions that run from 9:am to 3:30 Monday through Friday. We use our own Optimist dinghies so no boat purchase or rental is required. Bathing suits should be worn and every student will be required to bring an approved life-vest (we recommend the Type III vest for comfort and easy on-off. They are available at most boat or sport stores). Also required are shoes that cover the toes, have a hard sole, can get wet and encircle the feet. Since it is necessary to keep your sailor hydrated while in the sun, water bottles are required and should be labeled with the sailor’s name. A hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a towel should also be brought each day.
On the first day of class, students will be given a swim test that will require the student to swim a short distance and tread water. We need to make sure that the sailors do not panic the first time the boat capsizes. Please make sure that your child has a towel and change of clothes on this day. Once sailing begins, the students will be taught to capsize the boat and right it again. Our program is designed to teaching the “FUN”damentals of water safety, basic boat handling, basic seamanship, wind direction, sail trip and basic racing. Students learn through classroom and on-water activities.
The Program is run on a weekly basis. Cost is $350 per week per student Significant discounts are offered for multiple weeks and students.
The Program starts on Monday June 26 for eight independent weeks. Sign up for one or more weeks.
We also offer private lessons on the Opti boats for juniors. Details