Sailing Instruction

Learn-to-Sail programs for youth and adults are taught by US Sailing Certified instructors with First Aid and CPR training.

These pros cover instruction from sailing, seamanship and navigational skills to an introduction to racing. With a combination of classroom time and on-the-water time, classes are designed to teach the basic skills of sailing to beginners and to help hone the skills of more advanced students.

The FWBC Learn-to-Sail Program uses four types of boats: the Optimist Dinghy, O’pen Bic, 420s and the Club J/22s.

Adult Sailing Lessons

Fort Worth Boat Club adult sailing sessions and check-out are every third Saturday. Using the club’s J/22s, the classes start with the basics including rigging, points of sail, sail trim, boat-handling, and boating safety.

Students develop their skills through on-the-water sessions, “chalk talk” discussions, and work in textbooks. Classes are open to all levels and advanced sessions are offered for more experienced sailors ready to learn racing tactics.

Summer/ Fall Adult Sailing Schedule
Summer/ Fall Adult Sailing Registration

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Junior Sailing Lessons / Clinics

Singlehanded Development

The Racing class is designed to introduce and reinforce the fundamentals of competitive sailing: boat handling, boat speed, strategy and tactics.  Each class consists of a brief chalk talk, on the water drills, and short course racing.

Doublehanded Development

Junior sailors looking to expand their skills in doublehanded sailing dinghies like C420s. Fundamental boat handling will be covered extensively, as well as more advanced skills such as trapeze and spinnaker work.


Private Sailing Lessons

Enjoy the individual attention and customized instruction of private lessons at the Fort Worth Boat Club. Whether you’re looking to learn from scratch, refresh your basic sailing skills, or learn more advanced techniques, private lessons provide the opportunity to learn what you what when you want.

If you have any questions please contact the office, at (817) 236-8393, or email.