Enjoy Sailing Without the Hassle of Owning Your Own Boat

Sailing is fun! But the drudgery of maintaining and storing a sailboat can be a hassle. Let us take the hassle out of sailing with our Sailboat Sharing Program.

Designed for local sailors and graduates of our Adult Learn To Sail Courses to have shared access to our J24 keelboat. The boat is moored on Wolfeboro Bay off the Brewster Academy waterfront. The program is ideal for qualified sailors who need the flexibility to use a boat as much or as little as they want.

The sailing season runs from June to October and the annual fee includes mooring fees, maintenance, insurance, and use of the boat.

The Sailboat Sharing Program is a partnership between the New Hampshire Boat Museum, Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation, and Brewster Academy.

Sharing Levels and Fees:

  • Entry Level: $150 resident or NHBM Member / $225 non-resident. 1 cruise with captain, 1 weekend slot, one weekday slot
  • Bronze: $275/$375. 2 weekend slots, 3 weekday slots.
  • Silver: $500/$600. 5 weekend slots, 8 weekday slots
  • Gold: $650/$750. 8 weekend slots, unlimited weekday slots.

*Consecutive slots can be reserved on weekdays only. Participants must pay a $150 refundable security deposit.

Here’s how the Sailboat Sharing Program works:

  • Each sailing day is divided into two time slots: Morning and Afternoon.
  • Time slots can be reserved as far in advance as desired. Subject to availability on a first come first serve basis.
  • Spontaneous reservations may be made if the J24 isn’t already booked.
  • The J24’s real time reservation calendar can be found online at the Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation website.
  • To be certified to use the sailboat, participants must pass a test administered by Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation’s sailing staff.

*Participants must pass skills check prior to making any reservations.

Rules and Regulations:

  • NO alcohol on-board.
  • 4 person boat capacity.
  • All minors on board must wear personal flotation devices at all times.
  •  Damage to sailboat or Brewster Academy property will be deducted from your security deposit.

We’re not the only ones who think the Sailboat Sharing Program is a fun and inexpensive way to sail on Winnipesaukee’s waters. The New Hampshire Magazine awarded the program a Best of 2014 Award.