ADULT LESSONS are taught to the beginner and intermediate/advanced levels in 420s. Class sizes are limited to ensure close interaction with the instructors, so please register early. Please note that separation into Level 1 and Level 2 will be done the day of the lesson; no need to specify your level for the registration process!

420 Level 1:

A two-day intensive class for beginning sailors providing 10 hours of teaching including chalk board explanations, sailing demonstrations and on-the-water instruction. Along with this course, you will receive a simple sailing book that you will be able to keep. This book will allow you to refresh your memory on some of the topics covered in the class! Students will learn the basics of sailing: rigging, launching, basic maneuvering, capsize and rescue, and landing.


420 Level 2:

A two-day intensive class for intermediate level sailors. This class is also 10 hours of teaching including chalk board explanations, sailing demonstrations and on-the-water instruction.  This class will focus on more on-the-water skills and is expected to have significantly fewer land activities.  Students will become more comfortable with sailing in many conditions and, depending on conditions, may gain enough experience to go sailing on their own. After completion of this course, students will be able to become a summer member and go sailing during open sailing hours.

2018 Dates: June 16-17, June 23-24, and July 14-15.


o      2 Day Adult Lesson: 225$ 

o     Short Beach Residents and Yale full time students/employees receive a 20% discount! Just email proof of residency/employment/enrollment to!


Parking Instructions: We ask that you follow these simple guidelines when parking for your Adult Lesson:

- Please be coureous to our neighbors and PLEASE do not to use private driveways to park or turn around.  Street parking is also not allowed.

- Please be aware that there is no parking on Clark Avenue.  If YCYC runs out of parking spaces, we will direct you to free, street-side parking on Court Street, by the post office. 

We will have instructors waiting to direct you to the nearest available parking spot upon your arrival and look forward to ditching the cars and hitting the water!



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Sunday, May 20, from 11:00 to 4:00

Sunday, May 27, from 11:00 to 4:00

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