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What is the sailing experience like? The answer is as varied as the people who enjoy getting out on the water.  For some community sailing provides access to a comfortable day-sailer to cruise the protected waters of Cooper River Park.  For others they own their own racing boat and try and tear up the race course against some of the best small boat racers in South Jersey!

Cooper River Yacht Club has been introducing sailors to the sport since 1945 and has an active training program for adults and youth in addition to our racing and community sailing program. There is something for sailors of all ages and levels.

Ready to take the first steps? Sign up for the 2 hour First Sail Experience
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The First Sail Experience is a two-hour lesson offered to anyone.  This unique opportunity offers beginners an introduction to sailing in a casual setting and is designed to provide a memorable experience that will motivate newcomers to continue sailing. Participants will get out on the water with an instructor in a sailboat provided by the First Sail Location. The First Sail Experience features basic hands-on learning on board a sailboat that will cover topics such as: how a sail works; parts of a sailboat; points of sail; and important safety guidelines. Additionally, all First Sail Experience participants will have access to Chapter 1 of Basic Keelboat Online, a US Sailing online training course designed to prepare beginners for their first time on the water
Ready to really take the plunge sign up for our full Lean to Sail training programs:

Full Length Lessons