Class Descriptions
Our Venue:                  

The venue at Eastern Point Yacht club is second to none on the North Shore. Located at the entrance to Gloucester Harbor, within the protection of the Dogbar breakwater, EPYC allows the unique opportunity to sail from the dock to open ocean in a matter of minutes, as well as the placid waters of the inner harbor. This makes it possible for sailors of all skill levels to participate in ideal conditions throughout the summer in a wide array of winds and seas. For the 2016 season the club installed a 3,000 square foot, sate-of-the-art, dry sailing facility. Now students can walk straight from the classroom and onto their vessels. In addition to our fleet of six 420’s, four O’pen Bic’s, Eighteen Opti’s, and Two Rhodes 19’s, the club has purchased three new 420’s and three new Opti’s, complete with new sails, rigging, and race equipment for 2017. EPYC is committed to offering the highest level of coaching coupled with top tier equipment and facilities for your children.  

                        

New Programs for 2017:        
Safe Boating & Adventure Camp!  

Safe Boating:

This hands-onon-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boat handling skills. No previous experience is required! The US Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have approved this course and an increasing number of states have recognized it as meeting their requirements for a State Boating Education Certificate.  
Monday-Thursday 9-12:30. 10 Maximum Participants. 

Adventure Camp:

Adventures will sail or power boat to a daily destination, further developing their on-water navigation and safety skills. At each destination, Adventurers will learn about the intricate ecosystems and abundant history through engaging activities.  Whether snorkeling at Brace Cove or discovering shipwrecks at Thatcher Island, Adventurers will have the opportunity to explore the wonders which exist just beyond the breakwater.
Monday - Thursday 9-4 & Friday 9-12.  Boxed lunch included. 12 Maximum Participants. 


Optimist Level 1: (Formerly A)

Entry level class for students 8-11 years of age and /or less than 120 pounds.  Class emphasizes water safety, basic knowledge, rigging, confidence and team work. Students will, at the end of this course, be able to navigate all points of sail without assistance.
Monday - Thursday, 20 Maximum Participants, 2 Coaches 1 Junior Helper. 
 

Optimist Level 2: (Formerly B)

Intermediate level class designed for students 8-11 years of age and/or less than 120 pounds with a successful completion of Optimist A or equivalent program.  Class teaches more advance sailing and emphasizes water safety, basic-intermediate sailing knowledge, reinforcing confidence and team work.
Monday - Thursday, 10 Maximum Participants, 1 Coach, 1 Junior Helper.

420 Level 1: (Formerly A)                                 

Entry level class designed for students at least 12 years old and/or 120 pounds.  Class emphasizes water safety, basic knowledge of rigging sailboat, confidence and team work. Students will be paired daily with their peers to sail the Club 420. Students will, at the end of this course, be able to navigate all points of sail without assistance from coaches.
Monday - Thursday, 14 Maximum Participants, 1 Coach, 1 Junior Helper.

420 Level 2: (Formerly B)

Intermediate level class designed for students at least 12 years old and/or 120 pounds WHO HAVE PASSED 420A or equivalent. Class consists of more advanced sailing techniques, water safety, intermediate sailing knowledge and an introduction to racing.
Monday - Thursday, 8 Maximum Participants, 1 Coach.

Race Team:

 For the advanced sailor upon approval of the Program Director.  
 Opti / Open BIC Racer-Student must be less than 120 pounds and demonstrate advanced sailing skills.  This  is a traveling team, representing EPYC across MA and New England.
 420 / Laser Racer- Students must be at least 120 pounds and demonstrate advanced sailing skills in the  double-handed Club 420 or single handed Laser.
 Monday - Friday, 18 Maximum Participants, 2 Race Coaches.

                                              
Harbor Mice Program:

 For the 5-7 year old student. STUDENTS MUST BE AT LEAST 5 YEARS OLD ON DAY OF INSTRUCTION.  Students in this program are introduced to the water through a variety of preparatory on-the-water activities  such as swimming, rowing, sailboat steering, sailing with an instructor, etc
 Harbor Mice Registration and payments must be completed by 4:00pm Thursday of the same week.
  Fridays 10:00am-12:00pm 14 Maximum Participants, 1 Coach, 1 Junior Helper

Private Lessons:

If you would like to book private lessons with our certified staff, please call 978-283-3520.

Class Descriptions