Youth Sailing Camps

2021 Sailing Camp

East Coast Sailboats/Sail OBX has been teaching sailing on the Outer Banks since 2016. Our experienced and professional staff of US Sailing Instructors, excellent fleet of sailboats, superior locations, warm shallow waters and steady breezes combine to make sailing on the Currituck sound the best on the Outer Banks.

The goal of our camps is to provide an exciting and fun experience during which students develop sailing skills, learn seamanship, water safety, gain self-confidence and most importantly have fun!! Our step process of teaching sailing takes young aspiring sailors from our introductory course, to learning how to sail and beyond. We use the US Sailing course curriculum in ‘Learning Sailing Right’ and ‘The Little Red Book.’

Swimming Requirements

For safety, all sailors are required to pass a basic swimming check on their first day. The test includes a 25-yard swim without the assistance of a life jacket and 3 minutes of treading or floating on the water with a life jacket. Parents, please understand that if your child does not pass they will not be able to continue with camp.

Each camp is outlined below by level.

Sailing Camp Schedule & Locations

Level 1 Sailing Camp Level 2 Camp Skills Clinics
Ideal for beginners and those folks who have attended a sailing camp before but are not proficient. Campers will focus on water safety, capsize drills, man overboard drills, sailboat terminology, rigging, sail trim, points of sail, wind and weather and sailing a course. Once proficient, students would be allowed to move up to level 2 camp. Contact us with any questions you may have. Perfect for those intermediate sailors who have attended sailing camp before, completed level 1 and are ready for Level 2. The level two camp will focus on more advanced skills such as rigging, sail trim, pointing, racing skills, seamanship, wind, weather, tides, currents and safety procedures. Level 2 camp also focuses a bit on distance sailing- planning, preparation, sailing and returun. This camp is a qualifier for the Manteo One Design Regatta to be held in late July at the Manteo Maritime Museum in Manteo, NC. Contact us with any questions you may have. We will have skills clinics starting in May through August. We will use both Topaz and C420 sailboats. This is a continuation of level 2 and above clinic. Students must have completed Level 2 sailing camp or have equivalent experience in order to participate. This is a scheduled activity and requires a minimum of a 2 sailor. Contact us for more information on this clinic. Sessions include coach, coach boat and sailboat. Minimum is 2 students per session.
Duration: 5 days 5 days 2 hours
Ages: 8-14 11-15 11-15
Timings: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM – Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM – Monday – Friday Sessions daily or weekly
Price: $320 $320 $40/per person with minimum of 2 persons
Dates/Locations: Southern Shores, North Marina –  June 21-25 (Full), June 28-July 2 (Full),  July 5-9  (Full)  July 12-16 (Full), July 26-30 (Full) Southern Shores, North Marina –  July 19-23 (1 available), August 2nd- 6th (FULL) North Marina, Southern Shores, NC – May- August (Once booked we will follow up with time and day.
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In order to discourage the use of single use plastic water bottles, we will provide each student a reusable Nalgene water bottle for camp when you sign up for camp and delivered to your child the first day of camp. These are theirs to keep. If you would like to purchase additional Nalgene Water Bottles, please foll0w the link.  We also offer for sale- SPF 50 shirts with the camps logo, Personal PFD’s, Helmets and Hats

Contact us for more information via our ‘Contact Us’ page

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