Sailing Clinics

To Register or for Questions, please email Natalie Sawyer.


Get a jump start to the Sailing Season with Preseason Sailing Lessons!!

CLINICS: 

BlueBell Kids’ Clinic: Ages 6+ (Limited to 6)
Friday, June 24th 
9AM to 12PM
Taught by Mathew Hogan. Sign up for a great morning on the water with Mathew! Kids will get the opportunity to skipper and crew the WH15, around the outer harbor. This is a great opportunity for any Taste of Sailing student or Beginner Sailor, looking to get out on the water for an Adventure Sail! No prior experience needed. Great for a group of friends!
Price: $100.00
 
BlueBell Kids’ Clinic: Ages 10+ (Limited to 5)
Saturday, June 25th 
9AM to 12PM
Taught by Mathew Hogan. This class is designed for Beginner Opti 1 and 2 sailors, who are interested in starting to sail the WH15. This class will get you prepared for sailing on Wednesday Nights and Saturday Afternoons with the 15 Fleet. Kids will get the opportunity to skipper and crew the WH15, around the outer harbor. No prior experience needed. Great for a group of friends!
Price: $100.00
 
BlueBell Kids’ Clinic: Ages 14+ (Limited to 4)
Sunday, June 26th 
9AM to 12PM
Taught by Mathew Hogan. This WH15 class is designed for our intermediate sailors, who want to learn about competitive WH15 sailing, in a fun setting! Kids will get the opportunity to skipper and crew the WH15. No prior experience needed. Great for a group of friends!
Price: $100.00
 
Adult Sailing Clinic
Monday, June 27th to Wednesday, June 29th (Limited to 12)
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Taught by Mathew Hogan and the WHYC Sailing Team. Don’t have sailing be just for the kids! Calling all adults to the water with the return of the WHYC Adult Sailing Clinic! All skillset welcome.. no prior experience needed. Get a splash course to 420 Sailing with this three-day program. 
Price: $350.00 for three day course
 
420 Program: In Class Team Race Clinic with Jack and Mathew Hogan 
Week of June 27th: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Great news for our 420 Sailors! Jack and Mathew will be conducting a week-long, in class Team Race Clinic! This year, Team Racing is back on the docket. To get our kids ready for a season of racing, Jack and Mathew will be conducting a four day sailing intensive, teaching our kids how to team race. No prior experience necessary. Jack and Mathew will be hopping in the 420s with the kids, and teaching everything from strategy to racing! Be sure to arrive on time each day for the first week! It will be a great way to kick off the Season!!
 

PRIVATE LESSONS:

Below, please find the complete list of available times for Private Lessons and/or Group Lessons.
 
Tuesday, June 21st 
              With Mathew Hogan
                           - 9:00-10:00AM (1 Hour)
                           - 10:00-11:00AM (1 Hour)
                           - 11:00-12:00PM (1.5 Hour)
                           - 12:00-1:30PM (1.5 Hour)
 
              With Jack Hogan 
                           - 1:30-3:00PM (1.5 Hour)
                           - 3:00-4:30PM (1.5 Hour)
                           - 4:30-6:30PM (2 Hour)
 
Wednesday, June 22nd 
              With Mathew Hogan
                           - 9:00-10:00AM (1 Hour)
                           - 10:00-11:00AM (1 Hour)
                           - 11:00-12:00PM (1.5 Hour)
                           - 12:00-1:30PM (1.5 Hour)
 
              With Jack Hogan 
                           - 1:30-3:00PM (1.5 Hour)
                           - 3:00-4:30PM (1.5 Hour)
 
Thursday, June 23rd 
              With Mathew Hogan
                           - 9:00-10:00AM (1 Hour)
                           - 10:00-11:00AM (1 Hour)
                           - 11:00-12:00PM (1.5 Hour)
                           - 12:00-1:30PM (1.5 Hour)
 
              With Jack Hogan 
                           - 1:30-3:00PM (1.5 Hour)
                           - 3:00-4:30PM (1.5 Hour)
             
Friday, June 24th 
              With Mathew Hogan
                           - 12:00-1:30PM  (1.5 Hour)
 
              With Jack Hogan 
                           - 1:30-3:00PM (1.5 Hour)
                           - 3:00-4:30PM (1.5 Hour)
 
Saturday, June 25th 
              With Mathew Hogan
                           - 12:00-1:30PM  (1.5 Hour)
 
              With Jack Hogan 
                           - 1:30-3:00PM (1.5 Hour)
                           - 3:00-4:30PM (1.5 Hour)
 
Sunday, June 26th 
              With Mathew Hogan
                           - 12:00-1:30PM  (1.5 Hour)
 
              With Jack Hogan 
                           - 1:30-3:00PM (1.5 Hour)
                           - 3:00-4:30PM (1.5 Hour)
 
Monday, June 27th 
              With Mathew Hogan
                           - 4:00-6:00PM (2 Hour)
 
              With Jack Hogan 
                           - 4:00-6:00PM (2 Hour)
 
Tuesday, June 28th 
              With Jack Hogan 
                           - 4:00-6:00PM (2 Hour)
 
Wednesday, June 29th 
              With Jack Hogan 
                           - 1:00-2:30PM (1.5 Hour)
                           - 2:30-4:00PM (1.5 Hour)
                           - 4:00-6:00PM (1.5 Hour)
             
Thursday, June 30th
               With Mathew Hogan
                           - 9:00-10:00AM (1 Hour)
                           - 10:00-11:00AM (1 Hour)
                           - 11:00-12:30PM (1 Hour)
 
Friday, July 1st
               With Mathew Hogan
                           - 9:00-10:00AM (1 Hour)
                           - 10:00-11:00AM (1 Hour)
                           - 11:00-12:30PM (1 Hour)
 
              With Jack Hogan 
                           - 4:00-6:00PM (2 Hour)
 
TO BOOK:
To reserve a time, please email us at your earliest convenience your desired time(s), child’s name, and boat classification (opti or c420). Lessons are booked on a first come basis. You do not need to be in the Sailing Program nor a member to book a lesson or clinic. 
 
PRICING:
Lessons are $75 per hour.
Group lesson: $60/person/hour
*Payment is made directly at time of lesson to the instructor. Regretfully, we cannot charge House Accounts.
 

About our Instructors:

Preseason Sailing just got DOUBLY BETTER with coaches Jack and Mathew Hogan!!

J&M
Jack and Mathew both started their sailing careers right here at the Watch Hill Yacht Club, in 2009. As active members of our sailing community, they mastered the Watch Hill waters and quickly became a force to be reckoned with. They trophied at every Opti and 420 regatta, and ended their tenure as Team Race Champions! After graduating from WHYC Jr. Sailing, Jack and Mathew continued to be tethered to the sailing world: Mathew became the Head Opti Race Coach at Wadawanuck’s Sailing Program, while Jack taught in his home waters at Watch Hill. Jack went on to Georgetown University, where he led the Sailing Team as a three-time Captain. As a Junior, Jack earned an All-American Honorable Mention. This year, the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association conferred Jack with the All-American title, an honor which recognizes sailors, who have demonstrated outstanding performance in competition. In addition, Jack was named All-Conference Crew, honored as both Conference Sportsperson of the Year as well as College Sailing Sportsman of the Year. Meanwhile, competing on the West Coast, Mathew likewise dominated on the Stanford Sailing Team, and put together a great season of sailing. Mathew was a five-year member of the Stanford Sailing Team and achieved third place finishes in both the Match Racing National Championship and Team Racing National Championship, during his Sophomore year. During his Senior year, Mathew was inducted to the College Sailing All-Academic Team. Despite their geographical spread, the boys continued to meet on the water for competitions. During the College Sailing National Championship: Stanford came in 5th and Georgetown 7th in the Co-ed Fleet Racing out of 36 teams; meanwhile Georgetown took 3rd and Stanford 4th, in an impressive, nail-biting tie-breaking finish for Team Racing! What a way to round-out collegiate sailing!! Now, the Hogan Brothers are BACK at Watch Hill, to where it all began, for just two weeks, to share their knowledge, trade secrets, and passion for sailing!!
 
Jack and Mathew will be conducting a series of: Private Lessons, Private Group Lessons, Adult Sailing Clinic, BlueBell Clinics, and a 420 Team Racing Clinic. Please see below all the fun opportunities available this Summer at Watch Hill Yacht Club! To book a lesson, be sure to email us your desired date/time. *Lessons tend to fill up quickly!
 
Who should take a private lesson?
- Anyone wanting to get a little extra time on the water, before sailing starts!
- Any first time sailor, who might be a little nervous about starting class
- Anyone looking to advance a specific skill set
- Anyone wanting one-on-one training in a 420
- Kids and Adults wanting to get on the water, but are not participating in the Sailing Program
- Families wanting a fun activity 
- Those getting ready for high-school OR college sailing 
Bottomline: private lessons are a fantastic opportunity of EVERYONE!! + Jack and Mathew are amazing sailors… you will have the BEST time on the water and learn so much from their tutelage!!