Learn To Sail (LTS) Program

The Hull Yacht Club offers morning 1-week Learn to Sail sessions for participants ages 7 and up.  If your child is over 12 (or particularly tall regardless of age), please reach out to our Program Director (junior.sailing@hullyc.org) to talk about the best boat option for your sailor. 

We keep the classes small, typically 12 to 15 participants per session. Our Learn To Sailors will learn in Zim Prams. The Zim Prams are nearly identical to the Optimist Sailboat (Opti) in design and rigging set-up but the Pram is made from molded plastic and offers a bit more space to move around in the boat.  The molded plastic construction makes the Pram a great boat for beginners as it is practically indestructible!  Additionally, these colorful boats do an excellent job of preparing our sailors to begin sailing in an Opti when they are ready for the full summer program.

In Learn to Sail, we provide the boat and first-class instruction with certified sailing instructors in a safe and fun atmosphere. Our highly qualified instructors have years of sailing experience. Their expertise provides an environment that is able to support our newest sailors straight through to our more advanced sailors in teaching skills, promoting safety, self-reliance, sportsmanship, teamwork and responsibility to each sailor, both on and off the water.

Your child(ren) may participate in Learn To Sail for up to 2 sessions in the summer and we strongly encourage sailors to move to the full summer program in their second year. If your child loves sailing after the introduction and wants to continue next year, the Hull Yacht Club is reasonably priced and a great family club.

  • Session 1: July 1 - 5 (no class on July 4th)
  • Session 2: July 8 - 12
  • Session 3: July 15 - 19
  • Session 4: July 29 - August 2
  • Session 5: August 5 - 9
  • Session 6: August 12 - 16

     Pricing and Registration

    • Learn To Sail is a 1-week session
    • Boats are provided and included
    • Tuition is $250.00
    To Register for Learn To Sail, please click here.