Private Lesson Program

One person- $83.00 per hour

Two people- $116.00 per hour

Three people- $149.00 per hour

Four people- $165.00 per hour

The Mattapoisett Community Sailing Association Inc. (MCSA) is accepting applications for participation in its Private Lesson Program. This Program is designed to teach basic sailing, nomenclature, and safety rules to beginner sailors with little or no sailing experience or for sailors who need to build confidence in their sailing ability.

Program Tuition

Private Sailing Lesson:

Private Sailing lessons are one hour and if you would like to sail more, we can adjust your sailing time to 1.5 hrs with an additional cost.  All sailing lessons will take place at Mattapoisett Town Beach.  Sailing student will be responsible for a  lifejacket and a buff for your sailing safety.  Please be advised that sailing lessons may be canceled and rescheduled due to inclement weather.  Your instructor will contact you a half hour prior to your scheduled sailing time.  If you need to cancel your lesson, please contact your instructor no later than 30 minutes prior to your scheduled sailing time.

If you are interested in signing up for Private Sailing Lessons with MattSail, please email Audri Silveira at to set up your private sailing lesson today!

Program Times

Lessons to take place on evenings as agreed upon between instructor and students.


Enrollment is open to all MCSA members as well as Year-Round & Summer Residents of the Towns of Marion, Mattapoisett & Rochester.

Equipment & Gear

MCSA shall conduct its Private Sailing Lessons Program using keeled sailboats which provide a stable sailing platform in most conditions. However, students may be exposed to spray and wet conditions. Students should supply their own lifejackets, however a limited number of lifejackets will be available. Students must understand that summer evening sailing conditions can be cool. It is therefore recommended that students dress appropriately and bring suitable foul weather gear or other water resistant clothing based upon the conditions.