Adult Opportunities

Private Lessons

Lessons are tailored to the specific needs of the student(s).

  • Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 PM
  • Sunday at 1:00 PM.
  • Flat rate of $105 for 1 ¾ hr. for members or $145 for 1 ¾ hr. for non-members. This fee includes up to four students of your choosing.

Sailing with Linda!

If you enjoy sailing with other women, here's your class! Learn basic skills or develop new perspectives on sailing. Coached by a former Yale sailing team captain, you'll set and trim the main, jib and spinnaker on a Rhodes 19 keelboat while developing your boat handling skills.

  • Fridays 5:30-7:15 PM
  • $30/member, $40/non-member

Adult Sailing Class

A hands-on class to learn all of the skills necessary to safely skipper the club boats, fly a spinnaker, or begin racing. All participants perform tasks based on their experience level.

  • Thursday, 5:30-7:15 PM
  • Saturday, 11:00 AM-12:45 PM
  • $30/member, $40/non-member

PE Sailing Classes

Learn how to sail dingys or small keel boats independently at Dartmouth's own sailing facility from experienced instructors and members of the Varsity Sailing Team. Registration ($125) includes membership in the Dartmouth Yacht Club ($99 value) and unlimited use of 22 boats for the summer upon skipper qualification.

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

  • Monday (CRN  ) 
  • Tuesday (CRN  )
  • Thursday (CRN ) 
  • Friday (CRN  )
  • One day per week for five weeks starting July 6, 2021 and ending August 8, 2021.
  • Meet the bus at 2:30 PM each day at the HOP to ride to the Yacht Club.
  • Sail from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Arrive back on campus at 5:30 PM.

Important Information

Registration & Payment

All adult lessons should be reserved via email to Please pay with cash or check (preferred) at time of lesson.


The weather in this area can and does change quickly. If conditions are considered unsafe or inclement, we reserve the right to postpone and/or refund for any lessons or events that must be canceled at the discretion of the staff.

Please call the facility at 603-632-9389 if the weather looks questionable.

Lessons and Programs