Youth Sailing

2023 Youth Sailing Program

Sail Cape Cod is offering its Youth Sailing Program this summer from June 26-August 25, 2023 consisting of one-week lesson blocks (5 consecutive classes run Mon-Fri) for $250.00 per week, per sailor. Scholarship opportunities are available based on need (see below). 6 years and up please.

This program is for students who are both new to sailing and those who have some sailing experience. The goals of this class are to have fun on the water and to learn and/or build upon the basics of sailing. Students in this class will have the opportunity to sail with a small group under the direction of our US Sailing Level 1 Certified Instructors with an instructor driven safety boat alongside. Sailing instruction is taught in our 17′ sailboats with an instructor in each boat. Typical Student to Instructor ratio is 4:1

Students will meet & board daily at the Gateway Marina docks behind the Cape Cod Maritime Museum, 135 South St, Hyannis.

Location: 135 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601 – behind the Cape Cod Maritime Museum on the docks at Gateway Marina.
There is no parking available onsite, however there are a number of free and paid parking lots on and around Main Street. 

When: We will meet at the docks every day at the time of your lesson (9:00 or 11:00am), and will finish the lesson each day about two hours after departure.  Please arrive promptly as the boat will leave the dock at the start of the lesson.

For more information, please contact us at:

@Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Suggested Parking Options

Ocean Street Lot
Seacoast Inn (Seacoast Hotel Hyannis), 33
Ocean St Barnstable, MA 02601 USA

Town Hall Lot
Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main St Barnstable,
MA 02601 USA


@Cape Cod Maritime Museum
135 South Street

Drop-off & Pick-up Only


Handicap Parking Only

1: Ocean Street Lot

Access from Ocean Street
Metered Parking
(Ample Parking Available)

1: Town Hall Lot

Access off South Street
(Limited Parking Available)

The goal is to have fun, learn and/or build upon the basics of sailing.

Student Scholarships

Sail Cape Cod has a needs-based Scholarship Program designed to make sailing accessible to all youth who want to learn to sail, regardless of family financial situation. One such qualification is whether the student is eligible for a School Lunch Program.

Scholarship Application Requirements: Each student applying for a scholarship must submit an application accompanied by an essay from the student explaining why he/she wants to learn to sail or to continue receiving sailing instruction.

For more information, please contact us at:

Youth Sailing Program Scholarship Application


    Any eligible households will be considered for scholarships. Applicants will not be required to demonstrate need. Please check any boxes that apply:

    Essay Submission (Optional)

    If you wish, please attach in .pdf format, your essay explaining why you and/or your children want to learn to sail or continue receiving sailing instruction. Thank you.

    Participant Name

    Parent/Guardian Name

    In order to participate in the sailing programs offered by SAIL Cape Cod, you must first fill out this authorization form with the help of a parent or guardian.

    Class / Sails with us

    Date of sail

    Participant Name

    Your Name (if participant under 18)

    Emergency Contact Name

    I/We, the undersigned applicant and/or parent(s) or guardian(s) of the minor participants listed on this form, do hereby consent to my child’s participation in the boating programs of Sail Cape Cod.
    I/We, do hereby, for ourselves, our heirs, spouses, family members, personal representatives and assigns, agree to indemnify and hold harmless Sail Cape Cod, its officers, board members, employees, members, volunteers, and any individuals and organizations assisting or participating in its programs, against any and all suits, actions, claims, costs or demands, whether arising from sole or concurrent negligence or otherwise including those, resulting from death, personal injury, and property damage, to which Sail Cape Cod, its officers, board members, employees, members, volunteers, and any individuals and organizations assisting or participating in its programs may be subject by reason of the students listed on this form participating in the programs of Sail Cape Cod and/or their presence on board any of its boats, floats,facilities, or any other places in connection with Sail Cape Cod.
    I/We understand that boating is a hazardous sport. I/We also understand that to minimize the hazard as much as possible the student(s), if permitted to participate in the instructional program, will be subject to the rules of Sail Cape Cod and the control of the instructional staff – both employees and volunteers.
    I/We hereby authorize any of the members, officers, board members, employees, or volunteers of Sail Cape Cod to give permission to any physician, hospital, or other medical practitioner or facility for any medical, surgical, dental, or other treatment that may be necessary or desirable for the participant’s well-being in the event of illness or bodily injury. If major emergency, surgical treatment is immediately required, I/we request that reasonable efforts be made to reach me forconsultation, but understand that such consultation is not a prerequisite for such treatment.
    I/we, the undersigned applicant and/or parent(s) or guardian(s) of the minor participant named above, hereby acknowledge that I/my child may be photographed while participating in Sail Cape Cod activities. I/We hereby unconditionally authorize Sail Cape Cod at its sole discretion to use any such photographs in fundraising, advertising, brochures, website promotion, promotional flyers and any other public relations and advertising medium.


    I/We have read, understand and accept the terms of this agreement.