Friends of Belmar Harbor presents:

Shark River Sailing & Science Academy

Monthly Announcements


The FOBH Board has approved a budget and calendar of activities for 2021 including youth programs at our Shark River Sailing & Science Academy. Sailing and our popular Shark River Discover camp will begin on Monday June 28. Our registration site is currently under construction. The first day to register will  be Saturday morning February 27. 

    • $50 Early Bird discount for non-members, starting Feb 27 will  be extended to May 31.

    • discount code is found in the yellow box below.


  • Member's Discounts​

    • $75 Early Bird discount for members, Feb 27 to May 31.

    • Members contact Geoff for Discount Code after paying 2021 dues.

  • Youth Programs will be at the same rate level as previous years.

    • without a discount, Sailing $325 per student per week​

    • without a discount, Discover Camp $275 per student per week.

  • The full  refund deadline has been extended to May 31.

  • When registering,  there is the option to obtain cancelation insurance from a third party via the Active Registration system. 

  • Parents of sailing students will be offered the opportunity to see their young sailors on Fridays from our 23ft Pontoon boat. (depending on the weather).

  • We are planning on offering a one day membership to families of our 2021 students. It will be a Saturday or Sunday in early August.  Sailing, Kayaking, and Stand-Up Paddle Boards will be available for usage depending on your skill levels. Tours of the Shark River will also be provide on our pontoon boat.

Adult Sailing classes will only be offered through private lessons. note: Often fellow members are glad to take out other members and provide some beginning sailing lessons.

The Marine Environmental Science Program will not be offered in 2021.

Membership for 2021:

  • Dues will remain the same as 2019 and 2020. $150 for individual, $200 for a family of four.

  • Boating activities will be on weekends starting July 3 and ending on Labor day, with the possibility of limited boating in September.

  • Membership is offered to volunteers who can provide a service such as boat maintenance. Outboard specialist are very much needed and are eligible for a discount on membership dues.

  • Members are encourage to obtain a Safe Boating Certificate from the NJ State MVC to be able to maximize the enjoyment of boating.

A Calendar of event for the SRSSA and Members has been updated on this website.  Members, and Alumni are encourage to join the SRSSA Group facebook page as a way to share information and photos.


All programs, activities, and events are subject to guidelines from US Sailing, the CDC, and state and local government and may be adjusted for social distancing. For example, one child per boat, or staggered arrival times. FOBH and the staff at our Shark River Sailing & Science Academy are optimistic about having a successful summer where we can enjoy the outdoor fun found on the beautiful Shark River Bay.

  You may see a few of our staff and volunteers working on our boats and facilities this spring.  Please contact us if you have any interested in volunteering by sending an email to and .


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Please Contact:

Shark River Sailing & Science Academy Now at Two Locations

 Belmar Dock: 1300 River Road, Belmar New Jersey 07719

Neptune Municipal Marina: 149 S Riverside Dr, Neptune, NJ 07753

The Shark River Sailing and Science Academy is the new educational program presented by The Friends of the Belmar Harbor which is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization which promotes the health and vitality of the Shark River Bay.


Registered Charity: 30-0176960

Address: PO Box 454 Belmar, NJ 07719

Location of Summer Events: 1300 River Road, Belmar New Jersey 07719
Neptune Municipal Marina: 149 S Riverside Dr, Neptune, NJ 07753

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