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Sailing Lessons

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Join the Sharon Recreation Department for our most popular sailing program. Participants will learn to rig a sailing boat, perform capsize recoveries, sail in every direction, perform man over-board drills, and learn to tie basic knots. Each two week session will be concluded with an exam. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water shoes, gloves, and helmets. Helmets can be rented by leaving a $50 deposit. Please note that the program is for children entering grades 6-9 in the Fall (grade 5 is listed because the grades will not advance in our system until the end of this school year).

NOTE: On your first day of sailing, your sailor will be required to take a swim test. The swim test consists of swimming in a line for 250 feet and treading water for two minutes. In the event the participant does not pass the swim test, a full refund will be NOT be issued. This takes away from someone else being able to participate in the program. Participants MUST be able to swim without holding on.  


Due to high demand and limited seating, this program is available to Sharon residents only and students may only register for two sessions maximum. Registration for more than two sessions will result in forfeiture of a slot with no refund. 

Please note that there will be no sailing on Monday, July 4th during Session 1. This change in the scheduled is reflected in the pro-rated price for Session 1.

General Information
  • -Sailing helmets mandatory!
  • -If you do not have a helmet you can loan one from the Recreation Department. There will be a $50 security deposit that will be held until the session ends.
  • -Must pass swim test to take summer sailing. No refunds will be issued if your child fails as we will not be able to fill the slot with someone else so late, so please be sure they re able to swim 250' and tread water without any assistance.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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