Falmouth Harbor Sailing School 

Teaching the community the art and science of sailing since 1990

​​Saturday Morning Adult Sailing Lessons
Every Saturday morning this summer, from June 29th to August 17th. Falmouth Harbor Sailing School is offering sailing lessons for adults (and teenagers 16+), from 9 to 11:00 am. The lessons will be conducted in stable and comfortable Sonar sailboats. No previous sailing experience is needed, but more experienced sailors are welcome, and the instruction will be geared to the participants. The class size is limited, so don’t wait to sign up! Participants can come for one class or for all of them, but we recommend that you try to make it to at least 4 classes to get your “sea legs”.
Registration will begin in May! The cost is $50 for non-members, $40 for FYC members per class.

****New 2024****

Wednesday Introduction to Coastal Cruising

This event provides a valuable opportunity for individuals interested in coastal cruising, but may be unsure of how to begin.

The sessions will commence with a guided tour of a typical cruising-racing sailboat, focusing on its various systems inculding sails, mechanical, engine, electrical, and plumbing components. 

Following the tour of the boat, participants will have the opportunity to experience sailing along Vineyard Sound, gaining insight into the joys and challenges of navigating and exploring this picturesque region. Individuals as well as families are welcome.  

The cost is $40/night for FYC members, $50/night for non-members.

July 17, 2024

Based on popularity, other dates may be added.

For any questions about our adult sailing programs or signup please email:  falmouthadultsailing@gmail.com

​Wednesday Twilight -Learn to Race Committee

Learn how to run races!  It's a great way to spend time on the water, meet people, learn about racing, and provide a vital service for the sailors. If you have boating or racing experience, that is great, but beginners are welcome and encouraged. 

You will learn:

  1. How to read the wind
  2. Set the course
  3. Drive adn anchor the Race Committee Boat
  4. Rund the starting sequence for races--stopwatch, flags, horns
  5. Sight the starting line- determine if anyboats are OCS (On Course Side at the start--oops!)
  6. Score finishes
  7. Have FUN!

Proper attire-- soft-soled shoes and a wind-breaker or foul weather gear if the conditions warrant-- sailing is an all-weather sport! Participation is FREE! 

Wednesday Twilight Learn to Race

Falmouth Harbor Sailing School hosts the Wednesday Twilight Learn to Race.
The lessons will be for sailors who enjoy sailing and who want to learn how to race. Less experienced sailors are welcome, but some sailing experience is highly recommended. Lessons will be held in stable and comfortable Sonar class sailboats. Rigging of boats starts at 4 pm, and the boats leave the dock at 5 pm, getting back before sunset. Chalk talks before racing and coaches’ debriefs afterwards provide tips for the sailors to sharpen their skills.
Individuals as well as families are welcome. Some sailing experience is recommended, but no previous racing experience is needed. The emphasis is to have fun, not to win the races, but some participants think it is more fun to win.
 The cost is $40/night for FYC members, $50/night for non-members.

Lessons begin on 7/2 (note the first lesson will be on a Tuesday due to the 4th of July holiday) through 8/14