Youth Summer Programs

What's the best class for your sailor this summer?  Click here for our guide.

Lil’ Luffers


Description: This is a class for young sailors, new to the sport, who are looking to have fun on and around the water. This class will introduce the basics of sailing with a focus to improve a child’s comfort and confidence in small sailboats, powerboats, and facilities on and around water, as well as develop respect for our marine environment... Continue Reading

J/22 STEM Adventure


Description: This is a class for adventurous sailors who want to sail beyond the buoys. It will include sailing themed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) components based on the US Sailing REACH curriculum. Fun and insightful experiments and games will enhance the sailing experience. This class is designed for the pre-teen or young teenage sailor with little or no sailing... Continue Reading

Laser Racing Team


Description: This class is designed for serious sailors who enjoy competition on an individual level, but enjoy being on a team. The curriculum includes sail trim for speed, regatta preparation, conditioning, boat maintenance, racing rules and tactics, understanding the wind, starts, boat speed, first beat strategy, downwind speed and tactics, and rule 42 and body movement. The primary emphasis for... Continue Reading

420 Race Team at Centerboard Yacht Club


Description:  SailMaine is offering A Junior Olympic race prep class after the spring high school season ends.  We welcome junior Opti and 420 sailors  to improve your racing skills before the Junior Olympic competition on Casco Bay the week of July 10th.  Continue Reading


420 & Optis Sailing

Description:  SailMaine offers dingy sailing in Optimists or 420s for sailors aged 8 to 18.  Our Optimists classes are for sailors ages 9-12 years-old (under 100 lbs.*) who are beginner to advanced levels. Instructors are able to recognize and adapt to varied skill levels by arranging groups into appropriate classes.    Continue Reading

SailMaine Apprenticeship Program


Description: SailMaine apprentices are high school aged sailors that are interested in learning the ins and outs of being a junior program instructor. During this fun and engaging course, apprentices will participate in one of two four-week daylong sessions . They will learn how to communicate with younger sailors, strategies for teaching sailing in a fun and effective manner.... Continue Reading

Belgrade Lakes Youth Sailing


Description:  The mission of the Belgrade Lakes Youth Sailing Program is twofold: To introduce kids to the skills of a sport that will bring them a lifetime of enjoyment and to give kids one more reason to love spending time at the lake. Sailing requires kids to take responsibility for themselves and their boat. Sailing teaches good judgment and problem-solving skills... Continue Reading


Fearless Frosties

Description:  Beginner sailors who are a little older (7 and 8 years old) love the Frosty class!  They become comfortable with being around the water, and start to develop basic sailing skills.  We stress safety and emphasize fun!Continue Reading

Summer Etchells Racing

Sailors looking for a new racing challenge this summer, join SailMaine's ummer keelboat racing team!  We race on an Etchells, which is a fast and exciting 30 foot keelboat.  The racing fleet includes 20 other keelboats.  One adult volunteer will be in the boat at all times.Continue Reading