FOBH

SRSSA's

Sailing and Science Programs
Registration for 2022 summer programs start in April

We offer week-long programs throughout the summer for 8 to 16 year‐olds.  Join us for one week or the whole summer long.  Students can learn to sail or build on their past knowledge.  We have programs at all levels, from beginning sailing through advanced racing.  Classes are from 9am -3pm on weekdays starting June 27, and running through August 26. 

 

Not yet ready to sail?  How about splashing around and getting to know our inlet through the Discovery Program (ages 7-11) where students start in human-powered watercraft and learn a bit about the body of water we live near.  Often they are passengers on the larger sailboats -- which is a great way to whet the appetite for future sail programs.

Membership is not required to attend our educational programs.

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Sailing

Beginner Optimist (Ages 8 ‐11)

This course will teach the basics of rigging a boat, basic boat handling, sailing fundamentals, seamanship (knots, weather, etc.), sportsmanship, and water safety. Instruction is done in Optimists with two sailors/boat.

 

Beginner 420s (Ages 12-16)

This course is for older and larger sailors who are new to sailing, or younger sailors with some experience but who are new to the 420. The course includes basics of rigging a 420, basic boat handling, seamanship (knots, weather, etc.), sportsmanship, and water safety.

Intermediate Optimist (Ages 9-12)

This course is designed for sailors who have completed Beginner Optimist. This course is for those sailors that want to continue their skill progression. Instruction is done in an Optimist, with 1 sailor/ boat. By completion, sailors will be able to sail on all points of sail in most windspeeds, know all parts of the boat, and basic knots. You will be expected to know and perform all goals learned in Beginner Optimist class.

Adv. 420s (Ages 12-16)

This course is for older and larger sailors who are new to sailing, or younger sailors with some experience but who are new to the 420. The course includes basics of rigging a 420, basic boat handling, seamanship (knots, weather, etc.), sportsmanship, and water safety.

Adventure (Ages 11-14)

This program is designed for the sailors who love sailing and want to be on the water but aren’t necessarily interested in racing. Adventure Sailing includes sailing several different types of boats including; 420s, Hartey 12s, O’Pen Bics, Hobies. During light air, sailors may be using our stand‐up paddleboards and kayaks. 

Science

Discovery Camp (Ages 7-11)

The Shark River Discovery Program seeks to provide an opportunity for community youths to experience the different wonders of the Shark River. The program combines recreational sailing and kayaking excursions with environmental education and more. Campers can get a feel for the sport of sailing, without the pressure of an instructional program. We will learn about the beautiful Shark River, the different ways we interact with it, and what we can do to keep it enjoyable for everybody.

Marine Science (Ages 11-16)-NOT OFFERED IN 2022

Marine environmental science program is a hands-on interdisciplinary exploration of the marine environment. It includes Marine Biology, Oceanography, Marine Ecology, and some Meteorology. Our beautiful classroom is the Shark River, its tidal basin and bay shoreline. Most of the time will be spent on the water in kayaks, or small craft or walking the shallows along the shoreline.

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Cancellation  and Refund Policy

ALL SALES ARE FINAL and NON-REFUNDABLE

Friends of Belmar Harbor (FOBH) may be required to cancel a session or have abbreviated sessions upon careful review of circumstances.  These circumstances include, but are not limited to:  Inclement weather, Unsuitable tides,  Belmar's L Street Beach beach closure,  or Belmar mandated closures

Additional considerations: 

FOBH does not offer refund / makeup days due to the above noted cancellations or abbreviated sessions.

FOBH does not offer refund / makeup days due to personal illness or other personal reasons for missing sessions.

 

Registration Insurance is offered and highly recommended.  

While completing your registration an offer for insurance is presented. Once the registration transaction has been completed, insurance can no longer be selected or added on. 

Please complete your registration carefully. 

Small boat private sailing lessons

15 years of age and above including adults

Special introductory offer good for the first lesson

Non-Members Regular Price

1 Hour: $75

2 Hour: $125

3 Hour: $175

After introductory lesson

*Non-members get the same price as the members.

1 hour: $100

2 hours: $150

3 hours: $200

Please contact 

Geoff Moritz (Director of Youth Programs and Head Sailing Instructor) at Youthprograms@fobhnj.org