Youth Sailing Program

Beginner sailing lessons will be offered to children 7 – 12 years of age on Holly Pond. The YMCA’s experienced staff will provide instruction using the YMCA’s sunfish sailboats and catamarans.


Summer 2017 Youth Sailing Program

IMG_0631FULL Session I: Mondays & Wednesdays 6:15 – 7:30 PM
June 19th, 21st , 26th, June 28th, July 3rd and 5th
Fee: Members $185; Non-members $ 235

FULL Session II: Mondays & Wednesdays 6:15-7:30 PM
July 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th & 26th
Fee: Members $185; Non-members $235

Instruction will include the following:

  • Basic boating safety
  • The parts of a sailboat
  • How to “rig” and “de-rig” a sailboat
  • How to safely capsize a sailboat and “right” a sailboat
  • Basic sailing “Rules of the Road”
  • See flyer for additional information


*On water activities will be canceled during periods of heavy rain and thunderstorms. Children will participate in classroom activities during inclement weather.


For more information, contact Jim Matthews at (203) 655-8228 ext. 1332 or email