Summer Sailing

The instructional program is designed to provide sailing opportunities for Dartmouth Yacht Club (DYC) members of all ages and skill levels.  Group classes and private lessons will be available as follows:

2021 Summer Sailing Classes


Participants must demonstrate that they can swim 50 yards at the beginning of the first class.

  • Undergraduate Sailing classes are taught at the Dartmouth Yacht Club by the Yacht Club Staff and the Dartmouth Sailing Team.  This a five-class program, meeting once per week on the same day for each week. Classes sections are on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.  The first class is Tuesday, July 6, and the final class is Monday August 9.  Transportation is provided, leaving the HOP at 2:30 PM and arriving back at the HOP at 5:30 PM.  The class covers rigging the boat, sail trim, boat handling at all points of sail, landing and leaving a dock and basic navigation.  We sail Lasers, FJ's, and Rhodes 19's.  Participants should come prepared to sail rain or shine with a water bottle, sunscreen, sunglasses, a towel and appropriate clothing.  You will get wet!  Closed toe shoes or sandals with soft soles are needed.  Please, no flip flops.  You must demonstrate that you can swim 50 yds. at the beginning of the first class. Cost for the class and transportation is $100.


    Classes are for Undergraduates Only

    Register for classes

    Section 1: 5 Mondays July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9

    Section 2: 5 Tuesdays July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3

    Section 3: 5 Thursdays July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5

    Section 4: 5 Fridays July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6


    A Sailing program discount is available for students receiving Dartmouth scholarship funds as determined by the Financial Aid office. Students must apply for the discount; it is not automatically applied. Click Students must attend 4 of the 5 classes to receive the discount.


    There is no PE credit attached to this summer's sailing program.


    For more information, contact:

    Sailing Director John Brady, or Director of PE and Recreation Joann Brislin,