Private Instruction

For some people with busy schedules, the flexibility of private lessons is very useful.

Please email  sscsailing@gmail.com or call at 203.838.1110

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Private Lessons allow complete flexibility.  Compared to group lessons, private lessons can be a more time efficient way to learn needed skills.  The skills taught in a 20 hour Basic Keelboat program for example can be covered in about 12-15 hours on a private basis, generally with 3 hour lessons.    However, a group learning experience allows you to practice a skill, then take a break and watch others which can be surprisingly useful.
If you will be taking more than 5 lessons, or intend to become a member in any case, you should sign up for membership so as the reduce or eliminate the per use charge to use our boats.   If you want to try a single private lesson before signing up for membership, the cost of the charter can be applied as a partial payment on a membership as long as you let us know within 30 days of the initial lesson / charter.
The cost for a Daysailer plus Instructor is $175 an hour.
New yacht lessons.  Every year we provide customized instruction for sailors who have purchased a new yacht, and often provide advice on setting up the boat for easier docking and shorthanded sailing.   We also after help review key skills like MOB recoveries, using our years of experience to set up the needed systems and practice their use until these skills are automatic.
$75 an hour Members / $90 an hour Non-Members for the instructor plus the cost for the boat charter if using a SSC yacht.
Student Make Up Lessons   Students will need to make up missed lessons with a private lesson.   The cost for the Daysailer and the instructor is $100 an hour on weekends, $80 an hour on weekdays.