Summer Camp 2018

2018 Summer Program Description:

This 2018 summer we are pleased to offer several different Youth Sailing Camps. Whether your child  is a seasoned sailor or has never been on a boat, we have a program to fit your needs. Sailors will use Naples Community Sailing Center boats and sail on Naples Bay. Learn To Sail Programs are designed to introduce sailors to boating and the basics of sailing. Topics include boat rigging, knot tying, boat handling skills for beginners and jibing, tacking, racing rules and tactics for more advanced sailors.

Pre-Registration and a non-refundable deposit of $50 are required as space is limited and classes fill up very quickly. Students must bring their own lunch, water, and life jacket with a plastic whistle attached. Each student will be required to perform a swim test at the beginning of each course. Life jacket rentals are available for $15 per session.


2018 Weekly Schedule:

June 11th - June 15th
Classes Offered:
Optimist Learn to Sail Beginner


June 18th - June 22nd
Class Offered:
Optimist Learn to Sail Beginner

June 25th - June 29th
Classes Offered:
Optimist Learn to Sail
Optimist Intermediate

July 9th - July 13th
Classes Offered:
Optimist Learn to Sail
Optimist Intermediate

July 16th - July 20th
Class Offered:
Open week (Learn to Sail)
(Optimist, Sunfish, Laser and 420 available)

July 23rd - July 27th
Class Offered:
Open week (Learn to Sail)
(Optimist, Sunfish, Laser and 420 available)

July 30th - August 3rd
Classes Offered:
Optimist Intermediate
Optimist Introduction to Racing

Schedule of Typical Camp Day:

9:30 - 9:45 Onshore Instruction

9:45 - 10:00 Rig Boats

10:00 - 12:00 On Water Instruction

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch and Free Swim

12:30 - 12:45 Onshore Instruction

12:45 - 2:00 On Water Instruction

2:00 - 2:15 De-rig Boats

2:15 - 2:30 Review


Classes Offered:

Learn To Sail:

U.S. Sailing Certified Instructors teach the basic Level 1 "Small Boat" sailing program. Students will learn the basics of waterfront safety, parts of the boat, rigging a boat, maintenance and care of the equipment, knot tying, the points of sail, sail trim and capsize recovery.

Intermediate Sailing:

This is a follow-up program for graduates of Learn To Sail. This program will further develop sailing skills through the introduction of new drills and more time on the water.

Introduction To Racing:

This camp is for the more competitive sailor who has completed the Intermediate Sailing Camp. Basic racing skills including the rules of racing will be introduced. Upon completion of this course, sailors will be given an opportunity to try out for the NCSC Racing Team.


Available for Opti, Sunfish, Laser, or 420 classes for older youth or racing lessons.


Adult classes are available year round as private lessons for $60 per hour. Please call for more information by clicking on the Contact Information tab.

Registration Information

1) Registration Form click here
      (To be mailed in with $50 deposit to secure your spot for the week desired, you will be notified at receipt)

2) Summer Sailing Registration Packet click here
     (To be turned in on the first day of camp or prior)

Please send the Registration Form along with a nonrefundable deposit of $50 per week to the address below. The deposit will hold your space in the week desired, subject to availability. Prior to the start of camp, the Summer Sailing Registration Packet and the $300 balance are required. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.


Mailing Address
Naples Community Sailing Center
P.O. Box 1251
Naples, Florida 34106

Physical Address
Naples Community Sailing Center
1100 9th Street South
Naples, FL 34102

(239) 403-7193