MattSail Summer Sailing Program

The Summer Sailing Program is open to all students ages 6 to 10 for morning classes, and ages 11 to 15 for afternoon classes.

Volunteers needed!

MattSail is looking for volunteers to help support our instructors.

Great  opportunity to make a difference in your community while having fun at the beach. We are looking for  help during all three sessions both morning and afternoon programs. Please contact Audri Silveira at

Program Tuition

  • 375.00 for members per student  for each two week session
  • 400.00 for non members per student for each two week session
  • 175.00 per student for Session 4 (1 week – Students must complete one of the 2 week sessions in 2020 to enroll in Session 4)
  • Tuition Assistance is available.
  • No Refunds.
Register and pay online

Lunch Program

Sailors can pack their lunch, eat with our sailing instructors, and can be walked to Center School to attend MATTREC Afternoon Seahorse Explorers Program. The cost to stay for lunch and transportation to Seahorse Explorers is $50.00 for each 2 week session.

Parents MUST REGISTER for MATTREC Afternoon Seahorse Explorers SEPARATELY.

To confirm camp availability contact
Jane Finnerty at or 508.758.4548.

Program Notes

  • Classes will be tailored to fit the needs of the students enrolled.
  • Students will be grouped based upon their sailing ability.
  • Morning weather usually offers lighter winds and calmer seas more suitable for beginner sailors.

Note: Students must pass a basic swimming test on the first day of class.

Morning Program

8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Ages: 6 – 10

Session 1: July 5th – July 16th, 2021
Session 2: July 19th – July 30th, 2021
Session 3: August 2nd- August 13th, 2021
Session 4 (1 week):  TBD (Only available to students who have completed a two week session in 2021)

Students are introduced to the basic sailing concepts while building their confidence on the water. They will be placed in groups based on their skill level. Games, crafts, and science will be incorporated into this program to ensure a fun learning environment. Extended care is available for those looking for afternoon MattRec Seahorse Explorers Program. Campers can eat their packed lunch with our sailing councilors and will be walked to Center School for 12:30 drop off. Parents must register for MattRec Seahorse Explorers Program and Mattapoisett Community Sailing’s Billy E. Mee Youth Sailing separately and sign release forms.

Register and pay online
Download the application and mail

Afternoon Program

12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Ages: 11 – 15

Session 1: July 5th – July 16th, 2021
Session 2: July 19th – July 30th, 2021
Session 3: August 2nd- August 13th, 2021
Session 4 (1 week):  TBD (Only available to students who have completed a two week session in 2021)

The Afternoon Program is for our more experienced sailors who are looking to increase their boat knowledge and boat handling skills in a fun, relaxing environment. Students will be broken up by skill level. Sailors participating in this group will have the opportunity to sail in small groups, with an instructor, or alone accompanied by a safety boat.

Register and pay online
Download the application and mail

Private Lesson Program

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 Price for ONE PERSON: $75.00 per hour

Private Sailing Lessons Price for TWO PEOPLE: $105.00 per hour

Private Sailing Lessons Price for THREE PEOPLE: $135.00 per hour

Private Sailing Lessons Price for FOUR PEOPLE $150.00 per hour

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.