Sail Martha's Vineyard



This summer, in an effort to introduce more adults to sailing, we are changing our summer class schedule.  Instead of 3 weeks of classes that are mandatory, we will be offering courses on a per diem basis on Tuesdays and Thursday’s in the evenings.  These classes are a fun, social activity to do with friends or family throughout the summer.  Sailing is a multi-generational sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. At Sail Martha's Vineyard we do a wonderful job of teaching our children to sail, and now we offer the same to adults in a way that is fun, educational, physical, and social. Come down to the Sailing Camp Park in Oak Bluffs and see what sailing is all about.


Details and Requirements:

You must be a member of Sail MV, an adult membership is $100, and you must take a Basic Sailing Class prior, to taking any other classes. Basic Sailing Courses will be offered on Tuesday nights starting July 8th and running through August 19th. The class is 3 hours long, and offered at the Sailing Camp Park, at 177 Barnes Rd, in Oak Bluffs. 


Basic Sailing

Dates: Tuesdays July 8th through August 19th

Cost $50 + must be a member of Sail MV.

Time: 4:15pm - 7:15pm

Basic Sailing is a 3 hour class, taught by knowledgeable certified instructors.  In addition to the on-the-water activities, you will also receive a US Sailing preferred book. You may repeat as many basic classes as you would like.


Variety Classes 

Dates: Thursdays July 10th through August 21st

Cost: $50 + must be a member of Sail MV.

Time: 4:15pm - 7:15pm

After you have taken a Basic Sailing Class, you can sign up for the Thursday night classes, which we will post a schedule of course topics and dates, for now, the class ideas are listed below.


Sign Up:

To reserve a spot in any class please email Waterfront Director Conn at

In the email, include your name, phone number and date you are signing up for.

We can take up to 6 adults per lesson, so make sure to sign up in advance (24 hours recommended), group sign up is accepted.

To become a member, and to pay in advance Click Here, or bring check or cash to the class.  You will also need to fill out a liability waiver upon your arrival to class. 


Cancellation and What to Wear:

Take a look at the weather before coming to sailing.  Wear clothes that you can get splashed and stay warm.  We recommend closed-toe shoes. We provide lifejackets, but you may wear your own.

In the event of too much wind, too little wind, or storms.  We will cancel the class via email, and you can re-take the class the following week.  If you are unable to take the class on another date, you may be refunded.


Class Options:

Skippering *

Crewing *

Holmes Hole Races **

Windsurfing **

Women’s Sailing *

Cruising **

Race tactics ***

Match Racing ***

Race starting technique ***

* Denotes how advanced the class is * = beginner, *** = Advanced

Remember, if we are not offering a class that you would like to take, please let us know, we are happy to try and accommodate.



Adult Sailing Registration

Sail Martha's Vineyard is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and protecting the island's maritime heritage.Sail Martha's Vineyard is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and protecting the island's maritime heritage.