Furthering the enjoyment of boating!

Boating for Everyone

"We do not just teach sailing, our students learn to LOVE the water, boating, sailing, and become good stewards of the Bay"

What Level is Your Sailor?

NOVICE - Ages 6-8:
No sailing experiences. First time sailors who are comfortable around the water and wearing a personal flotation device (PFD).

SEAMAN - Beginner:
No (minimum) sailing experience required. Focus on boating safety, terminology, wind awareness, basic sail trim, and steering a course.

MATE - Intermediate:
Proficient at basic sailing. Introduction to rules of the road, basic navigation, boat and sail controls, expanded tiller time, upwind sailing, and intro to racing.

SKIPPER - Advanced:
Capable skipper and crew. Focus on advanced boat handling, course sailing, starting a race, racing rules, tactics, and strategy in both skipper and crew roles.


Boating Programs

Learn to Sail and Powerboat the Fun Way!

The Mission of the Eastport Yacht Club Jr. Fleet is to support a Learn-to-Sail and Learn-to-Boat program that teaches student the basics of boat handling, seamanship, safety, and sportsmanship. The program strives to develop competence and confidence in our sailors in a safe and fun learning environment.

thThe 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/Powerboating certified instructors with First Aid and CPR training, and subject to background checks. The EYC program emphasizes safety, learning, and foremost FUN, by teaching sailing, seamanship, navigational skills, plus an introduction to racing. Our program helps participants develop self-reliance, self-regulation, sportsmanship, knowledge and respect for the environment while ensuring boating safety awareness. With a combination of classroom and on the- water time, classes are designed to teach the basic skills of sailing and boating to beginners and to help hone the skills of more advanced students. The EYC Learn-to-Boat program uses Blue Dragon 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.natlstandThe instructional approach used in our programs conforms with the American National Standards for on-water, skills-based instruction in entry-level recreational boat operation.

MDH Logo 2 e1499889173510In addition to our national certifications we are also a certified camp with the State of Maryland. At Eastport Yacht club our mission to is provide the safety environment for all campers and we strive to adhere to the highest standards both at local, state, and national levels.

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.

Fees and Discounts

EYC members receive a ~15% discount on all courses. Plus we offer a 10% Multi Family & Session Discount to all! We also offer an Early Bird Registration (before March 15, 2018) discount.

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.

Become An Eastport Yacht Club Member

You do not have to be a boat owner to join the Eastport Yacht Club, but we look for a strong interest in boating and a willingness to participate in a volunteer-based club community. In addition to the best views in Annapolis, EYC offers its membership a Member Access Program to utilize our fleet of watercraft.

We have on and off the water activities for all ages including our signature events such as the Lights Parade, July 4th Celebration, Blue Angels BBQ, and more. The club house consists of a cozy bar and restaurant which hosts many year-round parties and social events for kids and adults. Click here to view some common FAQs. For more information, visit www.eastportyc.org.