Adult Sailing Program

This program is for adults, taught by adults.  Both men and women over 21 years of age are encouraged to participate. The instructors are seasoned J/24 Skippers with professional experience in teaching sailing, most of whom are PYC member-volunteers.  The club will provide the two J/24 keelboats. Adult Sailing is a fabulous opportunity to acquire or strengthen keelboat sailing skills.  And after sailing around Casco Bay, participants are invited to stay at PYC for an informal sunset social hour and sailing debrief.  

PYC Adult Learn-To Sail PROGRAM

Adult programs include women and co-ed and intermediate co-ed classes. Both classes include basic sailing skills, boat terms, rigging, tacking, gybing, and points of sail plus fine-tuning sail trim, reading tell-tales, and boat handling skills.

PYC has two J/24 Club boats available with one instructor per boat. Five student slots are available per each J/24 boat. Students rotate through learn-to-sail positions. Students may bring their own U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket. Bring a ready bag with a windbreaker and hat as it can be cool in the evening.

We offer two-week sessions in July with four classes per session. Every class starts promptly at 5:30 pm and ends at 8 pm. First-class meets on the second-floor deck under the canopy. Enter from exterior stairwell north end of the building.

2021 Session dates-2022 Session dates coming soon

Women’s Session 1 Monday, July 19,

Wednesday, July 21,

Monday, July 26

Wednesday, July 28

Co-ed Boat #1 Tuesday July 13

Thursday July 15

Tuesday July 20

Thursday July 22

Women’s Session 2 Monday, August 2

Wednesday August 5

Monday, August 9

Wednesday August 11

In the event of rain, we will reschedule.


The cost is $200 for members/ $240 for non-members.  No pro-rating.  Proceeds go towards  PYC’s Junior Sailing programs.  Payment must be received by July 1st.

Cancellation requests submitted four (4) weeks or more, before the first class, will be reimbursed in full. Cancellation requests submitted at shorter notice are subject to partial reimbursement.

In regard to COVID, we ask sailors to follow guidelines as waterfront on launches, face coverings on the boat, and follow the same self screening guidelines the juniors follow.


Contact Club Manager:
Updated 04/29/2021