Would your child – or a friend – like to learn to sail? Here is their chance!

Clinton Sailing Club (CSC) is offering “Sailorship” scholarships for local kids in need ages 8-18 to participate in a FREE one-week sailing lesson experience this summer.

Sailors learn parts of the boat, important sailing terms, and experience first hand sailing a boat in Clinton Harbor! Lessons run one week, and take place at Clinton Town Beach daily from 9-12 and 1-4pm.

CSC offers four levels of Youth sailing lessons. Start with Sailing 1, our beginner course, then progress to Sailing 2. Follow this with Sailing 3 for intermediate sailors, then graduate to learning advanced skills with Racing!

Sailorships are awarded based on financial need. Applying for a Sailorship is easy. Just tell us why you would like to learn to sail this summer! It’s important that kids write this, not parents. CSC’s Board of Directors will review the essays and determine scholarship winners.

To apply, click here to download and print an application.

Please email completed applications to, or mail to:

Clinton Sailing Club, PO Box 22, Clinton, CT 06413

Would you like to contribute a Sailorship to help a local child in need learn to sail?

It’s easy! Click Donate + Join to give $250 per Sailorship you wish to sponsor. You can name your Sailorship, give it in memory of a friend or loved one, or supply other instructions. Just email us with any special directions. Or, mail a check to:

Clinton Sailing Club, PO Box 22, Clinton, CT 06413

You are welcome to arrange a Sailorship for a special child – just let us know where your gift should be directed. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!