Community Boating Programs and Course Offerings

Community Boating programs and course offerings are open to the public on a tuition basis. Enrolling in a course is easy, just follow the registration button to our enrollment software where you will see all the annual offerings. We hope that you will consider becoming a Community Boating Member. 

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CB - "First Sail Program"

“First Sail” Experience:  for those individuals who have never been sailing, but want to give it a try, we offer this 1 hour sail on one of our keelboats to give you a taste of what sailing is all about! Our instructor can take 1 or 2 people out at a time during 2021 (2 only if from same household) for this “First Sail” experience.

What to bring with you: sunscreen, water, face covering, a lifejacket (or we can provide a loaner if needed) and appropriate clothing based on the weather.

CB - "Adult Learn to Sail"

Adult Learn to Sail is a comprehensive, instructional series that teaches the basic fundamentals of how to sail. It includes a large number of topics to give you a terrific introduction into the sport of sailing, including points of sail, how to read the wind, sail trim, how to helm a boat, tack, jibe, etc., rules of the road, basic marine knots, how to sail away from and back to a dock, etc.


The curriculum is taught for 3 hrs per day or evening, spread across 4 consecutive weeks, so you receive a full 12 hours of instruction, with the bulk of it out on the water in our keelboats. One person, or a maximum of 2 students (must be from the same household in 2020) are assigned each lesson with one of our certified instructors for the entire 4 week schedule. Note that if bad weather prevents a class from being held, a makeup session will be scheduled between the instructor and the student(s) involved.

CB - "Adult Refresher"

A 3-hour sailing refresher with a certified Instructor. Conducted in one of our keelboats. Covers the basics as needed and touches on topics of request by the student.

What to bring with you: sunscreen, water, face covering, a lifejacket (or we can provide a loaner if needed) and appropriate clothing based on the weather.

$85 per person

[$50 additional person]

CB - "Private Lessons"

Adult Private Sailing Lessons are available to help those folks who are new to sailing as well as those who already have some basic sailing knowledge and experience, but who need to re-familiarize themselves with some of the fundamentals of sailing and boat handling, or just want to brush up on or learn some specific skills. Our instructors are happy to provide these lessons, by the hour, on our O’Day 19 or one of our 420s or a combination of the two.

$65 per hr.

[$40 additional person per

CB - "Safe Powerboat Handling"

Safe Powerboat Handling is a 14 hour course aimed at providing a combination of classroom and on-water training in the safe operation of single-engine powerboats. Topics to be covered include steering, starting and operating an engine, how to tie up correctly to a dock, safe departure and approach from/to a dock, backing up under control, rules of the road, safety equipment on-board and a number of other topics. On the water activities will be held on one of our Boston Whalers and or Coaching RIBS.                                                                                               

What to bring with you: sunscreen, water, notepad and pen/pencil, face covering, water, a lifejacket (or we can provide a loaner if needed) and appropriate clothing based on the weather.

Dates of the Course: TBD12:30 – 4pm on both days.

Cost: $150/person, minimum of 2 registrants needed to conduct the course, maximum of 6.



SBJSA is committed to making the joys of sailing & other watersports available to everyone, building lifelong boaters & fostering responsible eco-awareness & stewardship of our natural resource, Great Sodus Bay on Lake Ontario. 


Fun activities on the water are at the core of our educational/recreational programs & our community partnerships. Reaching out to both locals & visitors, including the underserved, we promote teamwork, leadership, community spirit, & healthy lives.   



7433 Clover Street

P.O. Box 117 , 

Sodus Point, NY 14555

Primary Phone: (315) 333-2079

Summer Phone: (315) 483-8883

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