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Group Lessons


Adult Group Sailing Lessons
Weekday Evenings May-August

Starting at $399 per student for four lessons


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There's not much worse than spending a beautiful day at your desk.


So if you have to suffer, why not treat yourself afterwards? Join us for our small group sailing lessons for adults on Thursday evenings this summer. The lessons will be aboard our 19' Flying Scot and be limited to small groups of up to four students per boat. These lessons are offered in one month/four lesson sessions in May, June, July, and August. Over the course of four lessons, you'll learn the basics of sailing theory, knots, boat handling, sail trim and steering with the tiller. Our goal is to have each student tacking with the tiller and the mainsheet by the end of the session. The dates and times of each session in 2024 will be:


  • May 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th (5:45pm start time)

  • June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th (6pm start time)

  • July 3rd (Wed), 11th, 18th, 25th (6pm start time)

  • August 1st, 6th, 15th, 22nd (5:45pm start time)

We may add a second boat or additional weeknight if there is high demand. Lessons are booked per month and students may not attend lessons outside of their month without purchasing a second session.

  • 2 hrs 15 mins in duration 

    • Lessons may be 15 minutes longer or shorter depending on the weather, sunset and size of the group​

  • $399 per student if booked more than two weeks prior to the first lesson

    • plus optional gratuity, no booking fees for phone or email bookings

  • $449 per student if booked less than two weeks prior to the first lesson​​
    • plus booking fees & optional gratuity ​


  • Beginner (ages 16 - 75+)

  • Intermediate (ages 16 - 75+)


  • Access to pre-course material, exclusively for our group sailing customers

  • Expert coaching

  • Safety briefing

  • Chalk talk

  • On the water practice

  • Customized lesson planning

  • Maximum of four students per boat

  • Certificate of completion 

  • 25 oyster per student planted in our bay by the Moriches Bay Project


Single Day Adult Learn-to-Sail Clinics

Starting at $399 per student

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Can you really learn to sail in one day or a weekend?

No, you can't. In our humble opinion, anyone who claims that you'll feel safe, confident and comfortable sailing on your on after a day or a weekend of instruction is...good at marketing. Maybe we aren't, but we are great at teaching sailing and setting realistic expectations.


That being said, over the course of our one day clinics, you'll get the basics down. You'll walk away with an understanding of safety aboard a sailboat, basic sail theory, trimming the sails, using the tiller, and nautical terminology. These clinics won't make you an expert in a day, but they're a great way to start your sailing career.


Each clinic will cover the same topics. Our dates for 2024 are:

  • Saturday, June 29th 8:30am- 4:30pm

  • Saturday, July 27th 8:30am- 4:30pm

  • Saturday, August 24th 8:30am- 4:30pm

The outline of our one day clinics is:


  • 8:30am- 10am: Morning classroom session & rigging

  • 10am-12pm: Morning on the water practice

  • 12pm-12:30pm: Break for lunch

  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Afternoon classroom session

  • 1:30pm-3:45pm: Afternoon on the water practice

  • 3:45pm-4:30pm: Derigging & debrief

Please note that the times in this outline are subject to change.


  • Beginner (ages 16 - 75+)

  • Intermediate (ages 16 - 75+)


  • Access to pre-course material, exclusively for our group sailing customers

  • $20 credit towards lunch on site from Lily's Seaside 

  • Classroom sessions in the morning and afternoon

  • On the water practice in the morning and afternoon

  • Expert coaching throughout

  • On the water practice

  • Maximum of four students per boat 

  • Certificate of completion

  • Water (please bring your own refillable bottle)

  • 25 oyster per student planted in our bay by the Moriches Bay Project


Kids Group Sailing Lessons
Throughout the summer

Variable pricing 


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What better way to start a lifetime of sailing?

Sailing is a lifelong skill, and the best sailors are almost always the ones who start young. Make your child's summer unforgettable. These group lessons are for students with some to no sailing experience. 

Eventually we plan to add weekly lessons for kids, but at the moment, we don't have the staff to do so. For the time being, this is how group lessons for kids works:

  1. Submit this form to provide us with information about your child(ren) and scheduling preferences. 

  2. Sit tight- once we have enough interested from children of similar ages, we'll reach out all of the parents to confirm pricing and schedule our lessons.

  3. Your kids learn to sail!

Please note that by submitting this form you are not committed to booking lessons with us, and while we'll do our very best to make these lessons happen, we are unable to guarantee that this will be the case.


  • Beginner (ages 7-16)

  • Intermediate (ages 7-16)


  • Expert coaching

  • Safety briefing

  • Chalk talk

  • On the water practice

  • Customized lesson planning

  • Maximum of five students per boat

  • 25 oyster per student planted in our bay by the Moriches Bay Project

If you have any questions beyond what we share in our FAQ, please send us an email at

All lessons and charters (except for Intermediate Sailing) launch from Silly Lily Fishing Station in East Moriches. 


Let's make the most of the 2024 Summer Season!

*USCG regulation limits us to 6 max occupants on all bookings.

Please remember to submit your waiver.

Benjamin, NY

Luke was an incredible instructor. I knew nothing about sailing and he walked me through everything A to Z. I now feel like a pro! I highly recommend Moriches Island Sailing for anyone looking to learn and have fun out on the water: No one knows more about sailing than Luke, seriously.

Paul, NY

Our sons were totally new to sailing last summer and they started with Moriches Island Sailing. The owner Luke is an expert sailor who is great with kids. The 1:1 instruction really made a difference. They learned a ton at each lesson and got plenty of hands on sailing time. I highly recommend the company - and private sailing instruction over sailing camp /group lessons.

Cascya, NY

My 9 year old son had a great times. It was his first time sailing and now he’s hooked. Luke is an amazing instructor. Highly recommend Moriches Island Sailing.

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