Hatteras Sailing activities are open to the public. Outer Banks visitors, residents, and seasonal residents are welcome. If you are visiting for a weekend, week, or a couple of weeks, click the visitors activity list for sailing activities that happen within a week. If you are a resident, the Adult and Youth programs usually meet once per week and run for several weeks. We look forward to sailing with you.

To register, Click on the program or activity that you’d like to register for. You can register for multiple things at the same time, and then click on the shopping cart to checkout. Please review our 2024 Program Newsletter and/or the Events Calendar for all the activities that scheduled for this season through summer. Fall programs will be announced in the summer. Scholarships are available to full time residents. Click here to apply for a scholarship.

Adult Programs

Registration LinkDescriptionCost
Intro To Sailing
May link
Aug Link
Sep Link
Go sailing with an instructor on one of our four adult boats for 2 hours each Monday for four weeks. We will sail on either the Sabre 42, Stiletto 27, Melges 24, or Flying Scot. Offering four times this season: Apr, May, Aug, Sep. $45 pp
Basic Keelboat
May link
Sep link
US Sailing Certification Course: Learn to sail course covering the basics of boat handling skills in a keelboat. Taught on our Melges 24. Offered twice this season: May, Sep. $550 pp
Performance Keelboat
May Link
Sep Link
Once you mastered basic boat handling skills in our basic keelboat course, join us for a regatta experience. Next level performance sailing training for four weeks as we practice for an upcoming regatta and then head off with your coach to compete in a regional open regatta. The regatta events are social, competitive, and so much fun for a weekend off island. Offered in May, Sep$1960pp
Liveaboard Basic Cruising
May Link
Sep Link
Spend 5 days and four nights living aboard our Sabre 42 with an instructor. Set sail for Beaufort or some other location on the Pamlico and learn the set of skills it takes to work towards owning your own liveaboard yacht and cruising off to coastal destinations. Offered twice this season May, Sep.$1250pp

May 2024: Adult Community Sailing

Aug/Sep 2024: Adult Community Sailing

Youth Programs


Sailing Charters: Relax, Kick Back, and Enjoy The Sail

Sunset Sails and Daysail Charters

While you are vacationing on Hatteras Island, take a captained sailing charter aboard of our beautiful sailboats. Kickback, relax, and enjoy the sail as your skipper takes you through the Pamlico sound between Buxton, Frisco, and the Hatteras Inlet . Photography opportunities are amazing throughout the day, but perhaps most memorable during the sunset cruises. We offer charters in 2hr, 4hr, and 6hr experiences. All charters leave Buxton Harbor from the Hatteras Sailing Center on Highway 12 across from Pop’s Raw Bar. You are welcome to bring aboard any food and drinks that you like and have the full use of the vessel during your charter. All charters are private experiences for up to 6 guests. Flotilla sails on our catamarans are available for 6-12 guests.

Sabre 42 Charters

$395.00 – $695.00

Stiletto Catamaran Charters

$295.00 – $595.00

2hr Private Lessons & Intro Sails

Learn to Sail Courses: Multiple Day Mastery Courses

Questions? Contact Us


If the activity you want to attend is full, please complete the registration form and make a note that you’d like to be on the waitlist. If we get enough students we may be able to open another section depending on the instructor and boat availability.

Please check out these links to more information. If you have questions, use the contact form below or call us anytime.