Our sailing program offers instruction in Optimists and 420s to sailors beginning at age 8 all the way through high school.  Our sailing instructors and coaches are not only US Sailing Certified, but also passionate about the sport of sailing.  All of our racing coaches are current or former high school and collegiate sailors.  Many of our junior sailors compete successfully in junior regattas and go on to sail in high school, college and beyond.

The mission of our sailing program is to teach junior sailors the basics of boat handling, seamanship and sportsmanship.  The program strives to develop competence and confidence in our sailors in a safe and fun environment.  The success of our program is not measured in races won, but in the legacy of the love of the sport of sailing.  

The tradition of junior sailing at Hingham Yacht Club is rich and storied.  We are proud to have turned out generations of accomplished sailors, many of whom have won national honors or awards.  We continue to build upon that tradition today by teaching seamanship and sportsmanship in the hope that all of our juniors will become life-long sailors. 

Sailing Lesson Schedule

Cadets 8:45-11:45 AM 1st year sailors
Mates 8:45-11:45 AM 2nd and 3rd year sailors
Afternoon Optimist Class 1:00-4:00 PM 4th year sailors and above
Adventure Sailing M,W & TH 1:00-4:00 PM  Ages 12+ with 2 years of prior Opti sailing
420 Class 1:00-4:00 PM 13 and older

Tuesday Night Racing

All Optimist and 420 sailors are encouraged to participate in Tuesday Night Racing.  This weekly series is a great way for young sailors to be introduced to racing and for older sailors to keep their skills sharp for the bigger junior regattas.  Weekly prizes are awarded, and series prizes are awarded at the end of the summer.  Sailors should be rigged and ready to leave the dock at 5:00PM every Tuesday night of the summer.