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.  


(See online registration link at bottom of this page)

PYC Adult Learn-To Sail PROGRAM for July 2018*

Adult programs include: novice women, novice co-ed and intermediate co-ed classes.  The novice class teaches basic sailing skills such as: boat terms, rigging, tacking, gybing, and points of sail. The intermediate class teaches: 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 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 as it can be cool in the evening.

Women Novice
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Monday, 16
Tuesday, 17
Monday 23
Tuesday, 24

Co-ed Novice
5:30-8:00 pm

Wednesday, 18
Thursday, 19
Wednesday, 25
Thursday, 26

Co-ed Intermediate
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, 18
Thursday, 19
Wednesday, 25
Thursday, 26

* We’re offering a survey question, on the registration form, to gauge members’ interest in additional adult learn-to-sail programing  for the 2018 season.


The cost is $200 for members/ $240 for non-members.  No pro-rating.  Proceeds 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.


Registrations will be processed for PYC members and parents of Junior Sailors first.  Beginning June 1, all registrations will be processed in the order in which they were received. Here is the link to register:

Link to Adult Sailing Online Registration Form


Contact Bill Richards, Registration Administration:

or Club Manager, Pam Thomas: