Learn To Sail (LTS) Program


The Hull Yacht Club offers morning and afternoon 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, just 12 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 are US Sailing Level 1 Certified, CPR Certified, and have many, many years of combined teaching experience.

Your child(ren) may participate in Learn To Sail for up to 2 sessions in the summer and we strongly encourage you 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: June 26 – June 30
  • Session 2: July 3 – July 7
  • Session 3: July 10 – July 14
  • Session 4: July 24 – July 28
  • Session 5: July 31 – August 4
  • Session 6: August 7 – August 11


    Lunch Hour: Please check back to find the latest information regarding the plan for lunch at HYC during Junior Sailing.

    Pricing and Registration

    • Learn To Sail is a 1-week session
    • Boats are provided and included
    • Tuition is $225.00