Port Jefferson Harbor’s longest running sailing school for kids and adults.
Safe & Fun
For over 30 years, the Setauket Yacht Club has been teaching sailors of all ages within the North Shore’s only protected sailing harbor.
Our students sail on Optimist Prams and Pixels, two of the best small boat designs for new and intermediate learners.
Our graduates have moved on to competitive racing, both professional and at the collegiate level and also as instructors.
Classes for All Ages and Skill Levels
You & Me By The Sea
For ages 4-5, parent and child can discover sailing and our local marine life with land based and water activities. Offered on Fridays from 9-11AM.
For ages 6-7, learn beginning sailing skills and develop comfort on the water through small group instruction. Meets on Fridays from 11:30AM-1:30PM.
Pram & Pixel
Ages 8-17 from 1st time beginner to seasoned student, classes provide significant on-the-water time. Offered in 1/2 or full day sessions Monday thru Thursday.
Adult & Family Sailing
This program is open to Adults 16 years of age and older, or families with children from 5 to 15 years of age. Family classes will be run using informal group instruction on a boat such as a 22-foot or a 25-foot Catalina. Adults also have the option of learning on a smaller dinghy such as a JY-15. In both cases, the instructor can tailor lessons to meet the needs and interests of the students. Open to all skill levels, from beginner to the more experienced sailor looking to refine his or her skills.
Individual (3 and 4-hour) classes allow sailors to take as much or as little instruction as is necessary to develop skills for their personal growth as a sailor.
Family classes will be run with a minimum of 2 sailors, and a maximum of 4 sailors per class.
JY-15 classes will be run with a minimum of 2 sailors, and a maximum of 8 sailors per class.
Private Sailing Lessons
In addition to the above sailing classes, the Setauket Yacht Club also offers private sailing instruction to young sailors as well as adults, with instruction tailored to your specific skill levels and objectives. Whether you are just trying to get comfortable being on the water, or if you are ready to take your sailing to the next level and learn racing tactics, SYC’s Private Sailing Lessons are right for you.
Contact our Director of Summer Sailing Classes to learn more or to reserve your private class now!
Questions? Contact Us!
Director of PJYC Sailing School
(email inquiries preferred)
Port Jefferson Yacht Club
Surf Ave Pass Way
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Just past the big red PJ Village Center on the water