Sailing begins April 2nd

** Early Registration now Open . First Come First Serve. Space Limited**

SPRING 2022 EARLY REGISTRATION. Registration is on a first come first serve basis and there are currently 8 spots open for each level. A waiting list is provided on each level for additional interest. Our board will meet to discuss opening more sessions if possible or adding additional boats.

Beginner Sailing

Beginner sailing is designed to build swimming confidence and comfort in the boats. We focus on fun age-appropriate activities and do not push the sailors too hard. Many will attend beginner sailing for more than one session before they move up. The goal of beginner sailing is to prepare sailors to join the intermediate sailing program with more independent sailing. Beginner sailing is offered in summer and fall only.

Check out the detailed beginner sailing program plan

Intermediate Sailing

Intermediate sailing is for sailors who have passed the sailing swim test and have sailed independently at least one time and enjoyed it. You are not required to have sailed with Hatteras Sailing before. Intermediate sailing is taught on the Optimist class and the sailors sail independently in the boat alone supervised by coaches in a safe and controlled area. They learn basic sailing skills each weekend, and we do so many purely fun activities.

Check out the detailed intermediate program plan

Invitational Sailing Team

By Invitation Only

Intermediate sailors may be invited to the Sailing Team mid-season or at the end of a session.

The Coaches offer an invitation to sailors who show the desire and talent to learn racing skills and techniques. Invitational sailors train on Optimist Class and 420 Class Sailboats. They prepare for and participate in regional and local regattas.

An intermediate sailor may be invited during the season to participate in a race clinic and/or regatta. These opportunities give the sailor, parents, and coaches an opportunity to measure the sailor’s readiness level. If all are agreed, the sailor will be promoted onto the Sailing Team.

Match Race Challenge

Alternatively, a sailor can ask to challenge a sitting team member to a match racing series and win a seat on the team.

It is our organization’s goal to have as many sailors as are capable and interested on the team, and we will do our best to expand our fleet if the need arises.

420 Class Sailing

Adults & Juniors

Adults and teenagers in teams of two can sign up for 420 Class sailing. The 420 Class boat is an athletic, but super fun and fast boat. Typically, it is sailed in regatta by college or adult athletes.

Why 420 Sailing?

In a traditional junior’s program, a sailor would begin in the Optimist class and move up either to the 420 class in a team or onto the laser class for individual sailing. Our club has five 420’s and we are eager to get some 420 teams sailing in our regattas.

420 Sailing is a fun way to get onto the water, learn sailing, work out your core, and stay in shape.

Hobie 18 Class Catamaran Sailing

Our Hobie sailing is is a completely separate program from our traditional junior sailing program. It is for kids and adults.

We are still figuring it all out. At the moment, we have 1 operational Hobie 18 and 4 others that need sails, rigging, fiberglass work. Ideally the club would like all 5 boats ready for adult class racing on Hobie Class before we launch the program.

If you are interested in sponsoring a Hobie to help launch our Hobie Class sailing program, please take a look at the information on the Hobie Sail sponsorship page.