Sailing School


  • To provide a safe, challenging and educational sailing school
  • To promote seamanship, sportsmanship and a lifelong interest in sailing to young people in our community
  • To offer a cutting edge program with up to date equipment, ranging from elementary sailing to competitive racing


The New Bedford Yacht Club Sailing School is a program which is designed to be:

  • Fun
  • Safe
  • Instructional
  • Progressively challenging
  • State-of-the-art (equipment, materials and faculty)

The curriculum is designed to teach children:

  • Introduction to sailing and safe boat handling
  • Intermediate sailing and yachting skills
  • Advanced sailing and yachting skills
  • Seamanship
  • Sportsmanship
  • Team racing
  • Fleet racing


The school strives to achieve the following:

  • A lifelong love and interest in sailing and yachting
  • Sportsmanship
  • Leadership
  • Decision-making
  • Competitive racing expertise