Regatta Point’s adult sailing program is a great place to try new things, meet new friends, or just slip away for a few hours...

Regatta Point Community Sailing offers sailing, sailing classes, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding programs for Adults.   Teaching people how to sail and enjoy Lake Quinsigamond is out goal.  RPCS uses an all access membership approach.  One flat fee covers ALL group lessons, sailboat & kayak usage and guest privileges. 

    New Sailors take one of the beginner sailing lessons. They are taught basic sailing skills by a staff of highly qualified, US Sailing certified instructors.  The classes include on-the-water and on-shore training.  Be prepared to set sail on the first day!  Topics include: rigging, knots, sailing theory, and boating safety. Sailors earn their solo rating after their third class which allows them to practice on their own in the safe boating area.  There is always staff on hand to answer any questions or to offer guidance. After the final class, sailors can earn their Helmsman rating by demonstrating a proficiency in safe boating in all points of sail.  Helmsmen are then encouraged to go on to the Beginner II class and work towards their US Sailing Small Boat Sailor certification. From there, many advanced courses are available and sailors are given special privileges of expanded sailing area and guest privileges. The topics of the advanced classes include high performance sailing and cruising.

     Safety is important at Regatta Point so we supply the life jackets.  We ask that you are able to swim 75 yards and tread water for 3 minutes.  Regatta Point has an excellent safety record.   Trained staff members constantly supervise the sailing area and we have safety launches with radios ready to assist anyone in need.



Unplug, unwind and reconnect!  Nothing builds life long memories while spending time together-in a sailboat!

There are very few activities that families can enjoy together – hiking, skiing and sailing comes to mind. Regatta Point Community Sailing has recently developed a family sailing program that builds skills similar to those you would learn from a team building program. Whether it’s building a stronger family unit, developing a foundation for a new relationship or just spending a fun Friday night together as a family – nothing hits the marks like Family Fridays at Regatta Point Community Sailing.


This sailing program is for 2 adult (21+) and up to three children (7-17). 

RPCS Double Adult & Family Members -- this is included in your membership. 

Non Members – $250


 We hold four classes per session over the course of successive Fridays from 6-8pm.

  • Session 1 – Fridays starting June 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23th.

  • Session 2 – Fridays starting July 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.

  • Session 3 – Fridays starting August 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th.


Our group lessons are a great way to have fun with new people while learning to sail.

Regatta Point Community Sailing Adult Schedule: 2017 Season

Adult Lessons – Summer weekday adult lessons are held from 6:00 – 7:45 unless otherwise noted with an *. In those cases (fall classes), classes begin at 5:30.


Refresher Class - A one day class to polish up some skills from Beginner I

prerequisite: Beginner I

  • Refresher A – Monday May 1st
  • Refresher B – Monday May 2nd
  • Refresher C – Monday May 8th
  • Refresher D – Monday May 9th
  • Refresher E – Monday May 30th 

Beginner I Class – Learn to Sail

prerequisite: None - The perfect place to start

6 Classes per Session – Wednesdays and Thursdays

  • Beginner I Session A beginning Wednesday, May 3rd
  • Beginner I Session B beginning Wednesday, May 24th
  • Beginner I Session C beginning Wednesday, June 14th
  • Beginner I Session D beginning Wednesday, July 5th
  • Beginner I Session E beginning Wednesday, July 26th
  • Beginner I Session F beginning Wednesday, August 16th
  • Beginner I Session G beginning Wednesday, September 6th

Beginner II Class – jib, boat balancing,telltales, capsize recovery

prerequisite: Helmsman certification or equivalent

6 Classes per Session - Monday and Tuesday

  • Beginner II Session A – Mondays and Tuesdays beginning May 15th -- No Class May 29th & 30th 
  • Beginner II Session B – Mondays and Tuesdays beginning June 12th
  • Beginner II Session C – Mondays and Tuesdays beginning July 10th
  • Beginner II Session D – Mondays and Tuesdays beginning July 31st
  • Beginner II Session E – Mondays and Tuesdays beginning September 21st
  • Beginner II Session F - Mondays and Tuesdays beginning September 18th starts @5:30

Under the Bridge - geography, techniques, paddling;

prerequisite: Beginner II certification or US Sailing Level I

  • Under the Bridge A - one session Friday June 2nd
  • Under the Bridge B - one session Friday June 16th
  • Under the Bridge C - one session Friday June 30th
  • Under the Bridge D - one session  Friday July 14th
  • Under the Bridge E - one session  Friday July 28th
  • Under the Bridge F - one session  Friday August 11th
  • Under the Bridge G - one session  Friday August 25th

High Performance Theory (Intermediate)– laylines, weather, and tides, roll tacking;

prerequisite: 420 class completed 

6 Classes per Session – Mondays and Tuesdays

  • High Performance Theory A beginning Monday June 5th
  • High Performance Theory B beginning  Monday June 26th
  • High Performance Theory C beginning  Monday July 24th
  • High Performance Theory D beginning  Monday August 7th
  Basic Keelboat Class – Learn to sail larger boats, anchoring,basic cruising plans

prerequisite: Beginner I & Beginner II

6 Classes per Session – Wednesdays and Thursdays

  • Basic Keelboat A beginning Wednesday, May 3rd
  • Basic Keelboat B beginning Wednesday, May 24th
  • Basic Keelboat C beginning Wednesday, June 14th
  • Basic Keelboat D beginning Wednesday, July 5th
  • Basic Keelboat E beginning Wednesday, July 26th
  • Basic Keelboat F beginning Wednesday, August 16th STARTS AT 5:30
  • Basic Keelboat G beginning Wednesday, September 6th STARTS AT 5:00


High Performance Classes– 2 Classes per Session

prerequisite –  Beginner II certification or US Sailing Beginner certification

Laser – 2 classes per session – Wednesdays and Thursdays

  • Laser A begins Wednesday, June 14th
  • Laser F begins Wednesday, August 30th starts  @ 5:30

420 – 2 classes per session – Wednesdays and Thursdays

  • 420 A begins Wednesday, June 7th
  • 420 B begins Wednesdays, June 21st
  • 420 D begins Wednesday, July 26th
  • 420 F begins Wednesday, August 23rd starts @ 5:30


Adult Racing Program (beginners & advanced sailors, skippers or crew all are welcome)

Hunter 15s Racing – Tuesdays after Memorial Day:

  • skipper’s meeting at 5:30, (Rigging/derigging, sailing, and theory for the particular boat)
  • first race at 6:00.


Monday, Tuesday & Friday by appointment – signup in the office or by phone at (508)-757-2140.


One of our more popular activities for adventure seekers.  No racing experience is needed to join the fun

Sailboat Racing - Every Tuesday starting after Memorial Day.

  • Skipper’s meeting at 5:30,
  • First race at 6:00

Beginners and advanced sailors, skippers and crew, all are welcome! Safety, Fun, and Racing!

There is no better way to hone your sailing skill than racing. Racing involves boats sailing towards the same place. When one boat is sailing faster than the other, it is a great time to look and see how they are achieving their speed. Maybe the boat is sailing faster because they have their sail trimmed different or perhaps it’s where their weight is placed in the boat. Whatever the case, everyone is certain to have a great time and learn tons about sailing. Participants who wish to skipper a boat must have their helmsman rating. Sailors without their helmsman are always welcome to join in as crew for other skippers. We always need crew.

No racing experience is needed. We teach the basics of racing skills in the Beginner II class.


In addition to having a great time on the water, our family and adult membership also includes access to fun social events all season long.

2017 Adult Program Schedule of Events

Pre-season Rigging Day – Saturday April 22, 2017  @ 10am

Come down to help us get ready for the 2017 season! We need all the help we can get to bring the boats out of storage, get them rigged, and prepare the boathouse for the year.  Lunch will be provided for all volunteers.

Opening Day – Monday April 24, 2017  @ 4:00

Celebratory Libation - Do Sailers really need an excuse to get together and raise a glass? Nope -- but, we have one, the completion of a Beginner Class.  Come celebrate at 2ovens, White City Plaza, 84 Boston Turn Pike, in Shrewsbury, MA. 

  • Celebrate at 2ovens Thursday, May 18th @ 8:15pm
  • Celebrate at 2ovens Thursday, June 8th @ 8:15pm
  • Celebrate at 20vens Thursday, June 29th @ 8:15pm
  • Celebrate at 2ovens Thursday, July 20th @ 8:15pm
  • Celebrate at 2ovens Thursday, August 10th @ 8:15pm
  • Celebrate at 2ovens Thursday, August 31st @ 7:45pm
  • Celebrate at 2ovens Thursday, September 21st @ 7:15

Open House – June 3rd  – 1 to 4 – Adults & Children – drinks, refreshments, boat rides, & activities

Open House – June 10th  – 1 to 4 – Adults & Children – drinks, refreshments, boat rides, & activities


Capt’n Luke’s Clam Bake – August 5th , Dinner @ 5pm   registration required

Under-the-Bridge – June 10th, July 1st, August 12th, September 9th

Moon light sail – full moon   June 9th @ 7pm, July 7th @ 7pm,

Family Picture Day - August 18th @ 2pm

De-rigging Days – October 21st @ 10am


We are happy to offer full time students a discounted membership

This membership is available to all undergraduate and graduate students.

We get it! We remember what it was like to be in college and want to help you!  With a discounted student membership of all our boats are yours to use.  Our fleet boats include Hunter 15s and O’Day Day Sailors, and much more.  Beyond our sailing fleet we also have kayaks, paddleboats, paddleboards, windsurfers, and a canoe.

Don't forget, all group classes are included.  

Student Membership : $250 DISCOUNTED $223  until 2-28-2017 



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