Furthering the enjoyment of boating!

Your Sailor’s Level

What is Your Sailor's Level?

Novice: No sailing experience. Ages 6-8. First time sailors who are comfortable in the water with wearing a personal flotation device (PFD).

Seaman - Beginner: No sailing experience or moving up from Opti. Focus on boating safety, sailing terminology, wind awareness, basic sailing maneuvers, basic seamanship, and sailing a course.

Mate - Intermediate: Have basic sailing skills and know terminology. Introduction to rules of the road, basic navigation, boat controls, skippering, upwind course sailing, and an intro to racing.

Skipper - Advanced: Proficient skippers and crews who want to advance their boat handling skills. Focus on starting a race, racing rules, course sailing, tactics and strategy, and advance boat controls. All learners will experience skipper and crew roles.

2017 Summer Jr. Sailing

Check back in January to Sign Up!

Learn to Sail and Powerboat the Fun Way!

The Eastport Yacht Club offers sailing and powerboating classes for kids 6 to 15 years and adults 16 and up. All classes are taught by US Sailing certified instructors with training in first aid and CPR, and subject to background checks.

Our programs focus on safety and learning with an emphasis on FUN for beginners through advanced students. Our instructors teach seamanship, navigation and a respect for the environment and they focus on self-reliance, sportsmanship, safety, and an overall awareness of boating safety. We teach the basic skills of sailing and powerboating to beginners and hone those skills as students advance. The EYC Learn-to-Boat program uses Optimist Prams, Sunfish, FJs, and J-22s for sailing and the power boat program uses Boston Whalers. We also utilize our fleet of paddleboards and kayaks to expand the fun.

Who Can Take Our Classes?

The EYC program is open to members and nonmember kids and adults. Registration is on a first come basis with limited class sizes. Priority is given to members, as well as non-members who have been in our program before.

Fees and Discounts

In addition to tuition, there is an EYC non-member fee of $65 per season, which includes additional family member taking lessons. We also offer an Early Bird Discount of $20 (before March 15, 2017).

Click on each course below for course descriptions and signups!

Opti Sailing
Novice - Advanced
Ages 6 -10
Evening & Day Programs
Sunfish Sailing
Beginner - Advanced
Ages 9-15
Day Program M-F
Double Handed CFJ
Beginner - Advanced
Ages 10-15
Day Program M-F
Bay Week
All levels
Ages 10-15
Day Program M-F

Refund Policy

We refund 100% for cancellations 30 days prior to the start date and 50% refund if cancelled less than 30 days. We make exceptions for family emergencies.

Frequently Asked Questions

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General Program Information

Click here to review General Program Information, Schedule, Recommended Equipment, Rules and Disciplinary procedures, Use of Club etc...


The Eastport Yacht Club Foundation is once again offering scholarships for our summer sailing program. If you have a financial need and would like to apply click here for more information and application.

2016 Jr. Fleet Calendar

Tue Mar 07 @ 3:30PM - 07:00PM
High School Sailing
Sat Apr 22 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
US Powerboating Class
Sat May 20 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
US Powerboating Class
Thu Jun 08 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Level 1 Instructor Training
Sat Jun 10 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
US Powerboating Class
Mon Jun 12 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Pre-Season Class (Private)
Mon Jun 19 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Instructor Training Week
Mon Jun 26 @ 8:30AM - 04:30PM
Junior Sailing Classes
Mon Jun 26 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM
Thu Jun 29 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Adult Sailing Class

Junior Fleet News

BICS for Sale

The Junior Fleet is selling 4, 2012 Open BIC sailboats. All in good condition with one season used sail. $1200 OBO. These are great little boats for kids. Easy to beach launch. Boats are located on rack next to shed. Take a look and take your pick. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested.