Welcome Boaters, Sailors, and Swimmers!



There is something for everyone from age 3 through Adult at Henderson Harbor Water Sports Programs. With classes in Fiberglass Repair, NYS Safe Boating, Powerboat Operations, Sailing, Swimming, & STEM Camp, we hope you will find a reason to join us!


HHWSP is a not for profit 501c3 educational organization, founded in 1984. In order to make classes affordable, HHWSP underwrites a large portion of the costs. Donations of time, talent, and treasure are gladly accepted!


 Programs are operated out of the Henderson Harbor Yacht Club, where there has been a sailing & swimming program for over 50 years. Club membership is NOT a prerequisite for enrollment. All courses are open to members of the community.


Our Optimist & 420 Sailboats are the most popular youth sailing classes. Blue Dragons are in use in the Sea Squirts programs, & Lightnings provide a competitive 3 person boat for advanced and adult sailors. Powerboat Operations is taught in our coach boats. All instructors are US Sailing, US Powerboating, NASBLA, or Red Cross certified at Level 1, or above. All instructors have completed CDC concussion training.


We offer: “Try Sailing” days; 1 week pre-season Sailing Program; 6 week Sailing Programs; post season Sailing Programs; 2 day or 6 week Powerboat Operations programs; 6 week Swim Programs, 4 week STEM camp program;  Fiberglass Repair Workshops; and 2 day or 1 week NYS Safe Boating courses.  Dates are listed on our web-site at, on our Facebook Page: Henderson Harbor Water Sports Programs, by requesting information by e-mail at, or by calling Program Director Mary M. Hoffman at 410-353-3109.

Social Events held during the 6 week program include: Friday Night Junior Fun Races, Annual Benefit Auction and Gala, Long Distance Sail & Overnight, Build-a-Boat Race, and Awards Cook-out and Ceremony.


Racing programs are available with opportunities for participants to race in local and regional events.


Partial Program, Multi-Family Discounts, and HHYC Member Discounts are available. Please contact us for more information. 


Scholarships, based on need, are available to qualifying year round residents and military families. To apply for scholarships please e-mail, or call the program director at 410-353-3109.


Registration is available on a first come, first served basis. To register, please complete the attached form and return with a check for $50 per student. NYS Safe Boating registrants must return form with the facility fee of $10 per person. Outstanding balances must be paid by the start of the program.




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