Sailing School

Port Jefferson Harbor’s longest running sailing school for youth, adults and families.

Classes for All Skill Levels | Ages 6 years to 17 years

The Port Jefferson Yacht Club has been teaching sailing to young people and adults for over 30 years in Port Jefferson Harbor and Long Island’s North Shore. The success of our programs is best measured by the accomplishments of our graduates.

Participants in our programs have gone on to lead college sailing teams, crew in the America’s Cup competition and become professionals in the sailing industry, while others are leaving their mark in Club Racing all over Long Island Sound.

Our experienced instructors are certified through U.S. Sailing and many have started their careers in our program. Our classes are tailored to meet the needs of the students appropriately by experience.

Young sailors start with the basics of safety and fun before advancing into our racing program. From there students move to our Big Boat Program leading younger sailors into the world of yacht racing, cruising and expedition sailing. Our new 420/FJ Prep College Prep Program prepares young teens for High School Sailing and High School sailors for College Sailing.

We now have a 5-day a week program and a new director and developing exciting waterside and summer activities to expand our educational offerings. We’re also focused on providing adult and family sailing lessons to get more of our Port Jefferson community out on the water.

Join us this Summer!

Session 1: June 25 – July 6
Session 2: July 9 – July 20
Session 3: July 23 – August 3
Session 4: August 6 – August 17
420/FJ PREP: August 20 – August 24

Port Jefferson Yacht Club is your first step to a lifetime of sailing and Port Jefferson Harbor fun!

 

Hey Sailing Students!! Interested in a summer internship or becoming a sailing instructor?

If you have been active in our sailing programs, we would love to offer you a potential spot in our program, similar to an unpaid internship. Gain valuable experience towards become an Instructor or a Sailing Professional with our Instructor-In-Training Program.
Open to sailors 14 years and up.

If interested, please contact Will Bradshaw at pjycheadinstructor@gmail.com

Teaching Sailing

Over 30 Years

The Port Jefferson Yacht Club has been teaching sailing to young people and adults for over 30 years in Port Jefferson Harbor and Long Island’s North Shore.

Sailing Programs

Our Programs

Young sailors start with the basics of safety and fun before advancing to racing. From there they move to our Big Boat Program, leading sailors into the larger world.

Sailing Teams

Our Graduates

Participants in our programs have gone on to lead college sailing teams, crew in the America’s Cup competition and become professionals in the sailing industry.



Optimists

Beginner and novice sailors age 6 – 10 learn and practice basic seamanship including rigging, capsize-recovery, basic boat-handling, sail-trim and points of sail while building confidence to skipper an 8-foot Optimist alone. As students advance through the program, they will build self-reliance and are introduced to racing and intermediate sailing. Sailors are grouped by skill level. Weight range: 50-100lbs

6 to 10 years
Monday to Friday
9 am to 12 pm/1 pm to 4 pm/ Full Day Options
2 Weeks/4 Weeks/6 Weeks/8 Weeks

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Pixel & JY15

Intermediate and advanced sailors build upon the foundation skills learned in the Optimist Program or from prior experience. For novice, intermediate and advanced sailors, practices are skill-based and dynamic, providing the perfect opportunity to build racing skills and sailing confidence. Sailors are grouped by skill level.
Prerequisite: Instructor recommendation. Weight range: 50-130lbs

11 to 17 years
Monday to Friday
9 am to 12 pm/1 pm to 4 pm/ Full Day Options
2 Weeks/4 Weeks/6 Weeks/8 Weeks

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Junior Big Boat

Working as a team, sailors learn big-boat sailing skills aboard our Catalina 25 and C&C 32. Afternoon practices focus on all skill-levels of boat and sail handling, navigation, anchoring, docking, mooring, teamwork and performance sailing. The program is supplemented by racing opportunities at the PJYC Tuesday night races. Prerequisite: Instructor recommendation.

14 to 17 years
Monday to Friday
1 pm to 4 pm
2 Weeks/4 Weeks/6 Weeks/8 Weeks

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420/ FJ Prep / College Sailing Prep

Hosted and taught by the Stony Brook University Sailing Team and coaching staff, this program is specifically geared towards racing and is designed to introduce sailors to the high-performance 420 used in High School and College Sailing. Sailors learn advanced skills including racing course strategy and tactics used by college skippers and crews, advanced boat-handling, sail-trim and racing rules!
Grades: 8 – 12 Weight minimum: 90lb Fee: $950

14 to 18 years
Monday to Friday/August 20th to August 24th 2018
1 Week/Full Day

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Adult and Family Sailing

Adult & Family Sailing

This program is open to Adults 16 years of age and older, or families with children from 8 to 18 years of age. Open to all skill levels, practicing developing skills, as well as seasoned sailors seeking to practice and progress their skills further.  This program uses informal group instruction on our Cat 25 or C&C 32 where each session is guided by the needs of the participants. Maximum 4 Participants to 1 Instructor.

BY APPOINTMENT BEGINNING JUNE 25th.
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Saturdays 1 pm to 4 pm

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Private Sailing Lessons

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 reserve your private class now!
Jason Rose Email
631-210-4019 (mobile)


Questions? Contact Us!

Jason Rose | Director of PJYC Sailing School
pjycsailing@gmail.com | Mobile: 631-210-4019

Sailing School Location:
Port Jefferson Yacht Club
Surf Ave Pass Way, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-473-9650

Just past the big red PJ Village Center on the water