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2022 Registration is Open!

Beginner, Intermediate and Racing classes in Optimist sailing dinghies and Club 420 Sailing dinghies.

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2022 Adventure Sail

Are you interested in sailing with your friends this summer in a small group?  Join us for 4 days of all-day adventure sailing our Rhodes 19 in the Ipswich Bay and beyond!  Adventure Sail is a full day program in which sailors learn to handle a larger boat in our Rhodes 19.

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Ipswich Junior Sailing Inc. is a non-profit organization open to all young sailors.
The Ipswich Junior Sailing Program is operated at the Ipswich Bay Yacht Club
Quay Road, P.O. Box 364, Ipswich, Ma. 01938

Welcome to the 2022 Season

Ipswich Junior Sailing offers sailing lessons to ALL!  Ages 8 and up.  Located at Ipswich Bay Yacht Club and sail in Ipswich Bay and Plum Island Sound.  Ipswich Junior Sailing, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and welcomes all students of any race, color, religion, or national origin…scholarships are also available.

Ipswich Junior Sailing uses 14 Optimist dinghies and 8 Club 420 dinghies as well as a Rhodes 19.  These boats are the choice of sailing programs nationwide because they are sturdy on which to learn while providing enough challenge to keep competitive racers engaged. All sailors are grouped by age and abilities.  Our racing program offers experienced sailors an opportunity to participate in local and regional regatta’s such as Marblehead Junior Race Week.


There are several sessions running Monday through Thursday starting the third week of June. The first session is 4 full days starting on June 20 and ending on June 23 the other full day session is August 1 – 4; three hours in the morning and afternoon for a total of twenty-four hours of instruction. All remaining sessions are 8 half days morning or afternoon sessions. Mornings start at 9:15 am and end at 12:15 pm. Mornings are recommended for beginners (both Optis and 420s). Afternoon sessions start at 1:15 and end at 4:15 pm and are recommended for experienced Opti and 420 sailors. Full day sailors will have a break at noon for lunch and will need to bring a lunch every day. Sailors are grouped by age and skill level.



Hey, why leave all the fun to the kids? Come join other adults and/or your kids for about two hours of casual racing in 420 sailboats. No special sailing skills required, just a desire for time to enjoy sailing with others in the wonderful Ipswich Bay from the Ipswich Bay Yacht Club on a Wednesday evening. Kids are free with parent/guardian!

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Please join our mailing list to be informed of discounts for this season.  Upcoming regattas and events.

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Ipswich Junior Sailing

Ipswich Junior Sailing

Ipswich Junior Sailing is open to all to ages 8 - 16 and operates at Ipswich Bay Yacht Club with their support. IJS is a non-profit corporation, whose purpose is to serve the local committee. Sailors do not need to be members of IBYC.

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