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Corona Virus Status

We hope that you and your family are safe and healthy. It is important that we all follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, Massachussetts Department of Public Health, and the Town of Ipswich.

The beginning of phase 2 reopening in Massachusetts will allow us to enjoy Junior Sailing this summer with special precautions and limitations. If it becomes apparent that changes or cancellations are required, we will make refunds. The health, safety and well-being of our sailors is our foremost concern. 

We are currently busy at work developing special policies and procedures which we will share with you as soon as they are finalized.

Communication will be via email and our social media. We hope that you are all making the best of these circumstances and look forward to seeing you this summer.

Effective immediately, the early registration discount is being extended for the entire season.

Ipswich Junior Sailing 2020

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 2020 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©(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 eight (8) one-week sessions running Monday through Thursday starting the week of June 22 and four (4) two week sessions also Monday through Thursday.  One week classes run all day from 9:15 am until 4:15 pm; three hours in the morning and afternoon for a total of twenty-four hours of instruction. Two week classes run mornings from 9:15 am until 12:15 pm.  All sailors will have a break at noon for lunch and will need to bring a lunch every day.  Sailors (age 8 & 9) it is recommended to sign up for two-weeks of mornings sessions.


Ipswich Junior sailing is looking forward to an amazing Summer Program in 2020! With classes for different experience levels and a calendar of events like the famous Greenhead Regatta and Marblehead Junior Race Week, this will be a perfect summer to start or expand your adventures under sail. Permission to come aboard!



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.


Hello Sailing Families! Sign ups are out for 2020 IJS Sailing season. We hope to see some familiar faces and some new ones too. Sign up now and get early bird discount and spread the word to your friends!😎⛵ ... See MoreSee Less

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IJS website does not have 2020 summer schedule yet. However, for your planning note the following: 8 weeks of full day Classes, Monday - Thursday; starting on June 22 (with the exception of week of July 20 MJRW) and last day is on August 21. New this summer your sailor can sail a full day from 9:15 am - 4:15 pm ! However, there are still options for sailors to come mornings or afternoons for two weeks. And those whom have sailed with IJS for two or more classes please consider afternoon classes for more advanced skills. Free Sail Fridays mornings will also continue.⛵ Price will be $495 with a discount for early registration of $475 prior to April 1st! ... See MoreSee Less

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