Sailing is back!

Come learn to sail on idyllic Quitsa Pond!  Our program welcomes kids of all abilities and ages and we encourage those with little to no experience to give sailing a try.  Students will be in daysailers with other students and an instructor at all times. Students will learn the fundamentals of sailing via first hand experience.

In order to participate, all students must be able to swim.  In addition, see the list of “Things to Bring” to prepare your child for lessons.  We will provide every student with a lifejacket, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.  Students may not bring electronics on the water (instructors will maintain contact with shore at all times).

Arrive 10 minutes prior to your lesson to give time for drop off, getting fitted for a lifejacket, and making sure the boats can leave promptly at the start of each lesson time. Arrive 5 minutes before pick up time so that the instructors can do check out and have time to get the next boat of kids on the water promptly. Lessons leave from the Chilmark Town Landing - to minimize traffic, PLEASE CARPOOL.

Sailing during CCC hours is only available to kids 6+ registered in the morning program.


MONDAY-FRIDAY          9-10:30am &          10:30am-12pm

For kids participating in the Morning Program, lessons may be booked in the CCC office at a cost of $30/lesson, $100/4 lessons, & $200/10 lessons.


Things to Bring

  • Bathing suit

  • Long sleeve shirt/warm upper layer

  • Sunscreen

  • Closed toed shoe

  • Hat/sunglasses

  • Snack

  • Water

  • Towel

  • Critical medical supplies (EpiPens, inhalers, etc.)

  • Please bring all of the above in a small tote bag with your child's name


We also offer private lessons to individuals or groups of all abilities and ages.  Please contact Noah ( or Nick ( if you are interested.


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Nick is a rising senior at Harvard University and is captain of the Sailing Team.  Growing up, Nick spent his summers at the Center and sailed nearly every day.  Nick can think of no better place to be than on Menemsha pond.

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Noah is a rising Sophomore at Bowdoin College. In addition to sailing on Bowdoin's Varsity team Noah has been participating in the Menemsha Pond races for the past ten years and has been teaching kids and giving private lessons for the past four years. In his free time Noah enjoys playing the banjo and perfecting a leek pasta recipe that has been in his family for generations...