Teaching the community the art and science of sailing since 1990

FHSS is a 501 C 3 nonprofit community access sailing program that has partnered with the Falmouth Yacht Club. The program is open to club members and non-members that are looking for sailing experience. The school maintains its own fleet of teaching boats, so boat ownership is not required. 


2021 Program Dates


  • Week 1 - June 28 - July 2, 2021
    Week 2 - July 5 - July 9, 2021
    Week 3 - July 12 - July 16, 2021                   
    Week 4 - July 19 - July 23, 2021              
    Week 5 - July 26 - July 30, 2021                 
    Week 6 - August 2 - August 6, 2021

    Week 7 - August 9 - August 13, 2021
    Week 8 - August 16 - August 20, 2021

    For a list of class descriptions go to the Classes page.  Program enrollment is limited.  Registrations are accepted on a first-come first-served basis, so please register early.



Falmouth Harbor Sailing School offers private lessons to children and adults of all ages. Whether you are in town for a couple days or have lived in Falmouth your entire life, we welcome the opportunity to share the joy of sailing in beautiful Vineyard Sound.

Lessons are generally offered on our sail boats which comfortably sit up to 6 people, including an instructor. Private Lessons can be scheduled on weekdays between 11:30AM and 4:00PM or on weekends by appointment. Private Lessons are also an excellent way for students to advance skills learned in classes and can be done in Optis or 420s

Rates: $60.00/hr for 1 person and $30.00/hr for each additional person in the same boat.  We recommend two hours for each lesson.


Falmouth Harbor Sailing School