Sailing Camps

2023 Sailing Camp

East Coast Sailboats/Sail OBX has been teaching sailing on the Outer Banks since 2016. Our experienced and professional staff of US Sailing Instructors, excellent fleet of sailboats, superior locations, warm shallow waters and steady breezes combine to make sailing on the Currituck sound the best on the Outer Banks.

The goal of our camps is to provide an exciting and fun experience during which students develop sailing skills, learn seamanship, water safety, gain self-confidence and most importantly have fun!! Our step process of teaching sailing takes young aspiring sailors from our introductory course, to learning how to sail and beyond. We use the US Sailing course curriculum in ‘Learning Sailing Right’ and ‘The Little Red Book.’

Swimming Requirements

For safety, all sailors are required to pass a basic swimming check on their first day. The test includes a 25-yard swim without the assistance of a life jacket and 3 minutes of treading or floating on the water with a life jacket. Parents, please understand that if your child does not pass they will not be able to continue with camp.

Each camp is outlined below by level.

2023 Sailing Camp Schedule & Locations

   Sailing Camp Adventure Sailing  Private lessons
  Ideal for beginners, intermediate sailors and those folks who have attended a sailing camp before but are not proficient. Campers will focus on water safety, capsize drills, man overboard drills, sailboat terminology, rigging, sail trim, points of sail, wind and weather and sailing a course. Once They have been signed off on their red books for intro and intermediate sailing skills, light wind and heavy wind they can move up to the next level.   Perfect for those intermediate sailors who have attended sailing camp and have completed their red book or completed and equivalent course. Adventure sailing will focus on more advanced skills such as rigging, sail trim, pointing, racing skills, seamanship, wind, weather, tides, currents and safety procedures. Adventure sailing will incorporate these skills on destination sailing and racing with our young adventure sailors who will plan, prepare, sail and evaluate their daily adventures. We will be using  Topaz Argo’s and Melges 15’s. During this time we will teach our sailors how to use asymmetrical spinnakers on the Topaz Argo and Melges 15.   Private lessons are available on a first come first serve basis.   WE can accommodate 1-2 students at the same time.  We will be using the Topaz Argo Sport along with the Melges 15 One Design. This course is for teens or adults that want to improve their skills or learn a new skill.  Space is limited to the number of boats we have in the fleets.  Includes Coach and Coach Boat.  
Duration: 5 days 5 days 2 hours
Ages: 8-15 11-16 Teen/Adult
Timings: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM – Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM – Monday – Friday Time TBD
Price: $ TBD 2023 $ TBD 2023 $295.00 per boat, additional hours at $90/hour
Dates/Locations: Southern Shores, North Marina –  June 19th-23rd,  June 26th-30th ,     July 17-21 Southern Shores, North Marina –  July 10th-14thJuly 24th-28th North Marina, Southern Shores, NC – Call to book 252-489-3491
  Booking to be added in January of 2023 Booking to be added in January of 2023 Call to book 252-489-3491

In order to discourage the use of single use plastic water bottles, we will provide each student a reusable Nalgene water bottle for camp when you sign up for camp and delivered to your child the first day of camp. These are theirs to keep. If you would like to purchase additional Nalgene Water Bottles, please foll0w the link.  We also offer for sale- SPF 50 shirts with the camps logoPersonal PFD’s, Helmets and Hats

Contact us for more information via our ‘Contact Us’ page