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Adult Registration Form*
* Thank you for registering online with Mystic Seaport. You will receive a confirmation email within one working day of submitting your form. If you do not receive a confirmation within this time, please call 860-572-5322 Monday through Friday 8AM to 4PM.
Why not get the whole family involved?
Don't have your own sailboat?
Adult Community Sailing (ages 15 and older)
Adult community sailing at Mystic Seaport is an unparalleled experience. There is no better place to learn how to raise the sails and capture the wind than amongst the tall ships of old. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced sailor, adult community sailing programs touch on all skill levels and are offered at convenient times. Spring and fall classes are offered over six, three-hour sessions. Summer classes are offered over four, four-hour sessions. Custom-designed programs are available.
While some instruction takes place in a classroom-like setting, the majority of class time is spent on the water in either a Dyer Dhow or JY15. All equipment, except foul-weather gear, is provided. You may bring your own personal floatation device (PFD) or feel free to use one of ours.
To enroll in adult community sailing classes, students must be competent swimmers ages 15 and older. Under the age of 15? Click here for youth sailing. Students under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a health and registration form.
For those who have never sailed and have always wanted to learn. You'll be introduced to the theory of sailing (why and how a boat sails), basic sailing and gear terminology, rigging and de-rigging a Dyer Dhow, equipment stowage and care, personal safety, knots, safety on the dock and on the water, points of sail, small boat handling, basic rules of the road, capsizing and running aground procedures.
|April 14 - June 2||9:30 am -12:30 pm||Sundays||$220/member, $250/non-member|
|June 29 - 30||9 am - 5 pm||Sat. & Sun.||$220/member, $250/non-member|
|July 20 - 21||9 am - 5 pm||Sat. & Sun.||$220/member, $250/non-member|
|August 10 - 11||9 am - 5 pm||Sat. & Sun.||$220/member, $250/non-member|
|Sept. 22 - Nov. 10||9:30 am - 12:30 pm||Sundays||$220/member, $250/non-member|
If you are comfortable sailing a small boat alone and have mastered the basic beginner skills, this course is for you. Start with a review of terminology and points of sail then move to learning about safety, sail trim and proper boat balance. Practice leaving and landing at docks, picking up moorings, man overboard, inland rules of the road, gear failure, wind and current, headers and lifters. Many guided hands-on drills are run designed to improve your boat handling skills.
|April 14 - June 2||1:30 - 4:30 pm||Sundays||$220/member, $250/non-member|
|July 6 - 7||9 am - 5 pm||Sat. & Sun.||$220/member, $250/non-member|
|July 27 - 28||9 am - 5 pm||Sat. & Sun.||$220/member, $250/non-member|
|August 17 - 18||9 am - 5 pm||Sat. & Sun.||$220/member, $250/non-member|
|Sept. 22 - Nov. 10||1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||Sundays||$220/member, $250/non-member|
Program Notes & Reminders:
Classes meet at the Mystic Seaport Youth Training Building at Lighthouse Point, rain or shine. Always come prepared to sail. Dress warmly - bring a spare set of clothes and a towel.
All classes will meet when scheduled unless notified otherwise.
Park your car in the main lot across from the entrance to Mystic Seaport.
Any missed class may be made up during another class by prior arrangement with course instructors.
A class may be canceled, if minimum enrollment is not reached.
In the event of extreme weather, please call 860.572.5310 for closing information.
Additional Program Information
Payment is due in full at the time of registration.
A comprehensive registration form is due five days after registration by phone (Complete and email Adult Registration Form or call 860.572.5322).
Refunds are given only in the case of medical emergency.
Course Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made up to 30 days prior to the start of a course will receive a refund less an administrative fee of 25% of the course cost. Cancellations made 15 to 29 days prior to the start of a class will receive a refund less an administrative fee of 50% of the course cost. No refund will be given if cancelled within 14 days of the course.