AGES: 16 and older

Class is taught on a J22:  a 22-foot keelboat on Lake Winnipesaukee. No previous experience is necessary! Learn basic seamanship, sail trim, boat handling, lake navigation, mooring, and big boat safety concerns from a US Sailing Certified Keelboat Instructor.

Enrollment is limited to 3 students per class.

Courses include 8 different sessions with a total of 12 hours of instruction.  Classes meet for 4 hours on only the best 3 sailing days out of the 4 scheduled days.  You may choose from weekday sessions, either one or two weeks in duration, or weekend sessions.

We also offer an advanced class for students with some prior sailing experience and knowledge.  In this class students will learn how to optimize a boat’s performance: sail trim and shape, upwind and downwind technique, flying a spinnaker, and more.  Anyone who has taken the Basic Keelboat Course or can demonstrate previous large boat sailing experience may take the Advanced Course.  Upon registration, Advanced Course candidates will be contacted about their qualifications.

Please click here for information about sailing class qualifications and requirements.

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Weekday Classes over Two Weeks
DATE/TIME: 6/11, 6/13, 6/18, 6/20 T & TH
Basic Session 1: 11AM-3PM
Basic Session 2: 3:30PM-7:30PM

DATE/TIME: 7/16, 7/18, 7/23, 7/25 T & TH
Basic Session 3: 11AM-3PM
Advanced Session 1: 3:30PM-7:30PM

Consecutive Day Classes
DATE/TIME: 7/8, 7/9, 7/10, 7/11 M-TH
Basic Session 4: 11AM-3PM
Basic Session 5: 3:30PM-7:30PM

Weekend Classes
DATE/TIME: 6/22, 6/23, 6/29, 6/30
Basic Session 6: 9AM-1PM
DATE/TIME: 8/24, 8/25, 8/31, 9/1
Basic Session 7: 9AM-1PM



Registration Deadline:

One week prior to session.


19 Mile Bay Beach, Tuftonboro


Resident: $210 / Non-Resident: $250

The Millie B boat rides kick-off Friday, May 24!  Make your reservations now!  Please note the museum is not yet open – not until July.

We are now closed for the season! Thank you for a wonderful 2023 season! See you in 2024!