spindle rock club sail training
Summer 2020: We are hopeful that we will be able to hold our Junior Sailing Program as scheduled. We are actively monitoring to Covid-19 situation and meeting regularly to discuss what measures should be taken as 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
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.
To participate, children must be at least eight years old on May 1st, 2020. 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 15 and ends on August 713. Classes are available from 2 up to 8 weeks. Details on where and when to report, as well as scheduled times for lessons, are included in the 2020 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 download and print the Sail Training Application and Handbook and forms from the links to the right.