spindle rock club sail training                                 

Summer 2022: We are planning on hosting our Junior Sailing Program from June 27th through August 12. We are certainly hoping this summer will represent more of a return to "normalcy" in terms of COVID restrictions. Of course, we will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation and take necessary measures should conditions change. Our goal is to keep the Club safe for our members; to comply with local, state and federal regulations; and to conform to common sense safe practices. For any updates or questions, please contact sailing@spindlerockclub.org

As it has since 1991, Spindle Rock Club is pleased to sponsor the summer youth sail training programs on Cockeast Pond and the Westport River. Program activities are designed to satisfy a wide range of skills and interests, from a basic introduction to sailing on the pond, to racing instruction and an introduction to competitive sailing for more experienced sailors. We use Vanguard 420s and Sunfish on the river and Hunter Xcites on the pond. Following an initial swimming test and skill evaluation, we place participants in the most appropriate program level.

Please note the new online enrollment option for this season! 

To participate, children must be at least eight years old on May 1st, 2021. We will consider applications for younger children provided they have had previous sailing experience and successfully pass a swimming test administered by a sailing instructor. 

Our program includes special events such as pirate days, cookouts, and competitions with other clubs. We have some excellent racing instructors at Spindle Rock Club this year and will be attending several NBYA regattas.


All Spindle Rock Club sailing instructors are certified US Sailing Instructors.


The program begins on June 27 and ends on August 12. Classes are available from 1 up to 7 weeks. In addition to group lessons, our team of instructors can also work with your children for private lessons, based on their availability. Details on where and when to report, as well as scheduled times for lessons, are included in the 2021 Sail Training Application and Information packet or on bulletin boards at Spindle Rock Club and Elephant Rock Beach Club. For those who provide email addresses we will send weekly program schedules.

You can use the links on the right to enroll online or, if you prefer, download and print the Sailing Lessons Application.  The 2022 schedule and Sailing Handbook are also accessible through the links on the right.