This summer, learn to sail at Linekin Bay Resort, one of New England’s premier adventure resorts.  The resort’s sailing program was developed over 40 years ago. All “Learn to Sail” classes are conducted in small groups on Linekin Bay in Rhodes 18’s, Rhodes 19’s or Lightning sailboats, with weighted centerboards that allow sailors to easily circumvent any obstacles in the bay. Learning to sail is FUN, EASY and SAFE.  No experience is needed; our skilled instructors will guide you through your course.

Our philosophy is that to become an excellent sailor, one needs a good feel for the relationships among water, wind and direction. The response of a sailboat in various wind and sea conditions requires well-planned actions that can best be learned in a simple daysailer.                          

Experience the beauty of the coast of Maine while expanding your knowledge and opening up a world of sailing adventures. Browse our accommodations and book your stay to experience sailing at Linekin Bay Resort!

Learn to Sail 3-Day Course

 “Learn to Sail” (12 hours of mostly on the water training over 3 days) is an introductory course to learn the basics of sailing. Participation can be as an individual, couple or family (maximum 4 per boat). The course will consist of a combination of some classroom and on the water instruction.

What You’ll Learn

  • Points of sail
  • Parts of a boat
  • How to rig a sailboat
  • Knots
  • Tacking and jibing
  • Rules of the road
  • Safety equipment
  • Securing a boat to the dock or mooring
  • Crew-overboard drill
  • Planning a “day sail”

What’s Included:

  • 3 nights lodging for 2 people, double occupancy. 5 and 7 night packages are available upon request
  • 3 days Small Group Instruction
  • 2 days (limited) free sailing, depending on weather conditions
  • High season packages also include meals


Shoulder Seasons
Our shoulder seasons are June 1 – June 25 and August 26 – October 14: $970.00

High Season
The high season is from June 26 – August 25. This is our all-inclusive season and the price includes all meals: $1,810.00.

Sail Away at Linekin Bay Resort

A day on the water is just the beginning. For more information on the best things to do in Midcoast Maine, request a copy of our FREE Vacation Guide to Boothbay Harbor today! Then, check our availability to get started planning your next vacation to the area.