Niantic Bay Yacht Club

Adult Sailing Program

The Niantic Bay Sailing Academy is providing adult sailing lessons at NBYA again in 2017, following a very succesful 2016 season. In addition to Basic Keelboat Sailing, a new course—Racing Skills for Adults— will be presented.

Basic Keelboat Sailing
Learn to sail in small groups aboard sturdy and safe Ensigns. Two-week sessions are offered at Niantic Bay Yacht Club. You will learn how to rig and handle a boat, sailing safety, use of a compass and charts, how to tack and jibe, and how to cast off and dock. Don't know what that means? We'll cover sailing terminology too! All taught by experienced instructors in a non-intimidating setting.

Racing Skills for Adults
This course is for people have sailed, but want to learn more about racing—particularly for the Wednesday Night Series. There will be five sessions:

  1. starting strategies and tactics
  2. Upwind fast to the windward mark
  3. Rounding mark strategies
  4. Downwind fast to leeward mark
  5. Finishing strategies
And, of course, rules and safety!

Schedule details to come.