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Youth Registration Form*
Need-based Financial assistance is available through the Todd Wilkins Scholarship Fund. Inquire during the registration process for more information.
* 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.
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Youth Community Sailing (ages 8-14)
Youth 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. As a beginner, intermediate or advanced sailor, youth community sailing programs are age-based and touch on all skill levels. Summer classes are offered daily, Monday through Friday, for three hours.
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. If you already have a personal floatation device (PFD), please bring your own.
Beginner youth classes build confidence in boat handling through repeated on-the-water practice. The basics of water safety and wind, boat control using the main sheet and tiller, and sailing maneuvers such as tacking and jibing are taught by experienced, certified instructors.
Intermediate youth classes refine the basic sailing skills by learning more about how a sailboat reacts to wind and water currents. Sailing savvy is increased through discussions on safety, rule of the road, as well as upwind and downwind sailing.
To enroll in youth community sailing classes, students must be between the ages of 8 and 14 and must have a parent or guardian sign a health and registration form. Are you 15 or older? Click here for adult sailing
Register for Multiple Camp Sessions and Save
Special offer! Register for one camp session then save 10% when you register siblings or sign up for multiple camp sessions (this discount does not apply to the Brilliant program). The discount will apply to the least expensive camp if there is a difference. Financial aid is also available. Please click here or call 860.572.5322 for more details.
|June 24 - 28||8:30-11:30am||Mon through Friday||$130/member, $150/non-member|
|July 1 - 5||8:30-11:30am||Mon through Friday||$130/member, $150/non-member|
|July 8 - 12||8:30-11:30am||Mon through Friday||$130/member, $150/non-member|
|July 15 - 19||8:30-11:30am||Mon through Friday||$130/member, $150/non-member|
|July 22 - 26||8:30-11:30am||Mon through Friday||$130/member, $150/non-member|
|July 29 - August 2||8:30-11:30am||Mon through Friday||$130/member, $150/non-member|
|August 5 - 9||8:30-11:30am||Mon through Friday||$130/member, $150/non-member|
|August 12 - 16||8:30-11:30am||Mon through Friday||$130/member, $150/non-member|
|August 19 - 23||8:30-11:30am||Mon through Friday||$130/member, $150/non-member|
|July 1 - 5||12:30-3:30pm||Mon through Friday||$130/member, $150/non-member|
|July 8 - 12||12:30-3:30pm||Mon through Friday||$130/member, $150/non-member|
|July 15 - 19||12:30-3:30pm||Mon through Friday||$130/member, $150/non-member|
|July 22 - 26||12:30-3:30pm||Mon through Friday||$130/member, $150/non-member|
|August 5 - 9||12:30-3:30pm||Mon through Friday||$130/member, $150/non-member|
|August 19 - 23||12:30-3:30pm||Mon through Friday||$130/member, $150/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 registering by phone (Complete and email Youth 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.
Financial Assistance Available
The Todd Wilkins Scholarship Fund was created as an endowment in 2003 in memory of Todd Wilkins, an exuberant and avid sailor. To perpetuate Todd's spirit and honor his memory this endowment provides scholarships to allow other young people to experience the same opportunities Todd enjoyed. Click here for more information.
Upon registration please tell us you are looking to earn the badge so appropriate activities can be added. We will supply and sign the appropriate blue signature card necessary to show badge completion. Please note that you'll need to come prepared with your book and Mystic Seaport does not supply badges.
Badge designs are property of Boy Scouts of America. Mystic Seaport does not make claims to these designs and provides them as visual reference only. Questions regarding badge designs and usage should be directed to a local scouting representative.