NewsFlash: The Buzzards Sailing School is Hiring a Sailing Program Director and a Race Team Coach!
Sailing: Learn it. Do it. Love it! The Buzzards Sailing School, Inc. (BSS) is a non-profit, community sailing school for youth ages 8 to 18. Our mission is to inspire young people, teach them to master the art of sailing and instill a love of the sport. All of our classes emphasize fun and enjoyment on the water as well as water safety and the learning of sailing skills. Graduates of this program have sailed across oceans, cruised distant coasts, captained traditional schooners and raced high-tech boats in local, collegiate, national and international competitions. The goal of the program is to provide students a fun and safe summer experience built around developing sailing, racing, teamwork and seamanship skills. By learning and doing, young sailors will develop a lifelong love of sailing. The summer of 2017 will be our 52nd year.
Classes of Boats in Our Fleet
The Optimist Class is the largest and fastest growing International Sailing Class in the world. This is undoubtedly because it is the ideal youth training boat. It is safe and simple enough for very young children to sail, yet lively and exciting enough for kids up to 15 to race in international competition.
Length: 7′ 6.5″
Sail area: 35 square feet
The Widgeon is an excellent all-around displacement hulled sailing dinghy–simple enough for young children to handle, but large enough to comfortably carry adults. We have used the Widgeon with great success for over 25 years at all levels from beginner through advanced. They are stable, responsive, rigged with all the standard sail controls, and have complete spinnaker gear.
Length: 12′ 4″
Sail area: 90 square feet
The Club 420 is a lightweight, high-performance, planing-hulled dinghy that is super fast and exciting to sail. It also provides the additional excitement and challenge of a spinnaker and trapeze. Over 100 schools and colleges across the country already have active racing fleets and the class is rapidly becoming even more popular. For those who want to race, there are ample opportunities to compete in the 420 on local through international levels. Many Olympic sailing champions trained in the Club 420 as junior sailors.
Length: 13′ 9″
Sail area: 110 square feet