Junior Offshore Programs

With college teams primarily sailing their Figaro 2s in their fall and spring academic semesters, we sought extra opportunities for our boats to encourage young sailors to learn fundamental offshore seamanship. Several summer community sailing organizations and yacht clubs are natural venues for Junior Offshore Sailing programs.


SailMaine, Portland, ME

SailMaine was the first to step to the plate with a wonderful idea – to do a multi-week program, culminating in the Monhegan Island Race (overnight, 140 nautical miles). The program includes daysails and weekend overnight training. Additionally, all the students (4 per boat plus 1 Safety Officer/Coach) will take the U. S. Sailing Online Offshore Safety-at-Sea course, and, upon passing, they will receive their Certification.
» Learn more about this year’s schedule and register.


Bristol, RI

With Bristol Yacht Club and Herreshoff Marine Museum taking the lead, this program will be open to high school and college students of Narragansett Bay, including Roger Williams, Brown, URI, Salve Regina, plus high school sailing teams locally. There are 3 program offerings in 2022, each offering weekend training sessions and culminating in an offshore race.
» Learn more about this year’s schedule and register.


New Bedford, MA

With Community Boating Center in New Bedford, MA taking the lead, the goal is for 2 teams of 4 junior sailors, sailing 2 Figaro 2s, with one safety officer/coach per boat, to complete either The Whalers Race (session 1) or The Salty 100 Race (session 2).
» Learn more about this year’s schedule.


Marblehead, MA

Pleon Yacht Club, the junior member yacht club in Marblehead, MA, will be offering a 2 x Figaro 2 program this summer from June 23 – July 30, culminating in the Downeast Challenge, a 100nm overnight offshore race of Marblehead Yacht Club, from Marblehead to Portland, ME.
» Learn more about this year’s schedule and register.


Noroton, CT

Noroton Yacht Club sailed our Figaro 2 “John & Dorothy” for their 2021 High Performance Big Boat program and will sail her again for this coming summer 2022.
» Learn more and register by visiting the Noroton website.


Stamford, CT

Stamford Yacht Club sailed our Figaro 2 “Spirit” for their 2021 Junior Big Boat Program and will sail her again for this coming summer 2022.
» Learn more and register by visiting the Stamford website.


Summer 2022 Junior Offshore Program Registration Now Open!Learn More & Register