About Our Boats
Cape Cod Mercury
The Mercury is a 17’ keel boat. NEHSS uses the Mercury to
introduce cautious eight and nine year olds to sailing. The spacious
cockpit allow for an instructor to sail with up to four young sailors.
The Mercury is a versatile sloop – advanced sailors and adults
can race the Mercs and fly spinnakers.
Optimist & Pram
NEHSS owns 26 Optimists and Prams. At 8’ long, with just 35
square feet of sail area, the Optimist and the Pram are designed
for sailors ages eight to fifteen. A singlehanded boat, even an eight
year-old beginner can quickly sail on their own in the Optimist since
the boat is designed with kids in mind. As sailors’ skills
improve, the Optimist Class Association offers racing opportunities
through age 15.
Turbo - Club 420
The Club 420 is the boat of choice for junior programs, high school
sailing teams, and collegiate sailing programs nationwide. This doublehanded
dinghy is exciting and challenging for teenagers. NEHSS uses 12 420s
for its older beginner sailors, as well as experienced teen-aged
sailors. The 420 is equipped with spinnaker and trapeze, offering
new and exciting challenges.
Thanks to the generosity of Northeast Harbor Fleet members, the
NEHSS rowing program has access to some of the finest rowing dinghies
available. The Jarvis Newman dinghy is the most common boat in our “fleet” and
provides a stable, safe, and efficient rowing platform for our 6-8
year old rowers.