From Tudor Beach and Marjoram Park, the small Optimist training dinghies skippered by 8–10-year-olds could be seen sailing the inner waters between the spindle and Joe’s Beach. Older youth continue to learn skills sailing 5 Laser sailboats which were loaned to the program by Nahant citizens. The Lasers were outfitted with small sail rigs bought by Friends of Nahant Sailing. Our 14’ 420 fleet racing dinghies were used by 3 pairs of siblings.
Fees range from $150- $200 for individual adults to $400-$500 for the regular classes for the six-week instruction period. (reduced from the normal seven-week program to allow setting up the Covid 19 related procedures.) Classes meet five times over each of three 2-week session for three hour-long sessions. Adults sail on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm. Older racers compete in Lasers at Marblehead Junior Race Week.
To learn more about the Nahant Sailing Program visit the website
Respectfully Submitted by the Nahant Sailing Program Committee, Heidi Fiore Jeff Hall Eric Kirton Mark Patek