Fun, safe and accessible sailing for kids & adults of all ages.

Class Descriptions


Beginner (Introduction) Ages 8-12 yrs
This course is designed for new sailors who would like to get a taste of the ocean. Students will sail Opti's with a partner (assigned by the instructors) and learn the basics of small boat sailing.


Skills taught in Beginner Opti:

  • Parts of the boat
  • Capsizing
  • Tacking
  • Jibing
  • Basic sail trim  
  • Wind direction


Price of course: $75

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Advanced Beginner Ages 8-12 yrs
This class welcomes any students who have completed the beginner program with us as well as beginner sailors who have participated in another sailing program prior to Sail Salem. The same skills covered in the beginner program will be briefly reviewed and improved upon. The goal is for students to sail single handed in Opti's by performing drills designed to sharpen their existing sailing skills.  Students who are not yet comfortable single handing may be paired with a partner for some drills.


Skills taught in Advanced Beginner Opti:

  • Parts of the boat
  • Capsizing
  • Tacking
  • Jibing
  • Advanced sail trim
  • Right of way
  • Wind direction


Price for course: $245


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Beginner (intro) Ages 13-18 yrs
This course is designed for new sailors who would like to get a taste of the ocean. Students will sail 420's with a partner (assigned by the instructors) and learn the basics of small boat sailing.


Skills taught in Beginner 420:

  • Parts of the boat
  • Capsizing
  • Tacking
  • Jibing
  • Basic sail trim
  • Wind direction


Price of course: $75
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Advanced Beginner Ages 13-18 yrs
This course is designed for beginner to advanced sailors who have participated in a Sail Salem program in the past or another sailing program prior to Sail Salem. Students will sail double handed 420's performing drills designed to sharpen their existing sailing skills. The same skills covered in the beginner (13-18years) program will be briefly reviewed and improved upon.


Skills taught in Advanced Beginner 420:

  • Parts of the boat
  • Rigging
  • Capsizing
  • Tacking
  • Jibing
  • Advanced sail trim
  • Hiking out
  • Right of way
  • Wind direction


Price for course: $245
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