BCSB offers sailing lessons for adults, and youth (ages 6 & up).  *Students must be able to swim.  Lessons are set up in 2 hour blocks, and can be purchased individually or in a package of 5 lessons.  Our sailing lessons are designed to cater to the students experience, skill level, and goals.  Check out our “Shop” page to purchase a lesson(s), and email or call our Sailing Director (Noah Kipar – SailingDirector@gmail.com) for scheduling.  As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions!

Sailing Charters aboard our Catalina 27′

(3 or 5 Hour Sailing Charter)

Join your U.S.C.G. Licensed Captain, Noah Kipar for a recreational sail on the Beaufort River aboard our Catalina 27, “Marsh Mellow.”  Enjoy a day trip or a sunset sail where dolphins, and marsh views are plentiful. Get hands-on sailing experience, or sit back and relax.  Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages.

Contact Noah at 828.279.3707 or SailingDirector@BeaufortSailing.com to schedule your trip now!

Up to 4 guests allowed per sail.

3 hour recreational sail = $250.00

5 hour recreational sail = $400.00

J22 Sailing Lessons

Are you looking to learn to race or learn to sail on a 22-foot J boat as an adult or child? The J22 is a perfect intro to bigger boats, stable for persons with physical limitations, and a fantastic boat to learn the basics of sailing or racing in.

Visit our “Shop” page to book a sailing lesson on our J22!

What to Expect


    Learn the points of sail while on the water in relationship to the wind direction.


    Get assistance rigging and learn sail terminology, how lines and sheets operate, and more.


    Start to enhance your sailing vocabulary so you can hang with the sailing crowd!


    On the water and on-land drills to understand basic sail trimming concepts.

Reservation and Cancellation Policies

Reservations are accepted at least 48 hours in advance and booked on a first come, first served basis. In order to confirm your reservation, we must send you a confirmation email or call. Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours in advance of your reservation, after 24 hours you will not receive a refund.

Beaufort Community Sailing and Boating reserves the right to cancel any program (at no charge to the guest) for weather, safety, or other concerns that may affect trip quality and guest satisfaction.​

  • What do I bring? Checklist:

    Arrive 15 mins prior to the sail for a safety orientation and to sign our pre-departure checklist and waivers.

    Please wear closed toed shoes, clothes you can move around in, and bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

    We have life jackets available on board.

    Bring your own snacks and beverages – we do permit alcohol on board the Catalina, but require that all passengers maintain a standard of behavior that ensures the safety of all on board.

    Weather and Wind Information:

    Please pack accordingly for the weather.

    We will send a weather update 24 hours prior to your appointment.

Book a private lesson

Register for Sailing Lessons today!