Youth Sailing Classes at Two Rivers

imageYoung people and children take naturally to sailing. We are specialists in teaching children to sail. Our sailing program for children was developed , by us, from the Royal Yachting Association Young Sailors Program which breaks down the learning process into many stages so that each child can learn at his or her own pace. Courses run Monday to Friday, 9.30 to 3.30.
Stage 1 (Introduction)
Stage 2 (Basic)
Stage 3 (Improvers)
Stage 4 (Advanced)
Stage 5 ( Pre – Instructor)
Race Training Course
We have been using this program for years and have successfully taught hundreds of young people from age 6 upwards to sail with confidence and have fun! We use Optimists, Sunfish, Lasers , and believe in having each child sailing their own boat from the first day.

Our Williamsburg location is at Two Rivers Yacht & Country Club where we offer summer sailing programs for kids.

We have been running the sailing program at Two Rivers Yacht Club in Governors Land in Williamsburg since 2001.  This program is made open to the public in an ongoing effort by Two Rivers Yacht Club to introduce sailing to more and more young people.

The fleet here is comprised of Optimists (the international children’s boat, suitable for kids from age 6 to age 12) , 420’s (two man performance dinghy with spinnaker, suitable for teenagers) , Sunfish (suitable for teenagers) . We sail from the beach here – the river is very shallow which makes it very easy to launch and to return to the beach.

You should be Sailing !
By the end of the week, they will have enough confidence and enough skill to make a boat go anywhere they want. We take great care to treat each child as an individual and never to frighten them by asking them to do something before they are ready.

Children can move up through the stages of the program from one year to the next, and for the more advanced young sailors we run Race Training and Team Racing courses.

Dates for the 2012 Sailing Program

June 18 -22

June 25 -29

July 9 -13

2012 Prices – Don’t forget to take  Early Bird discount if you pay in full before 17th March!

One Week                                                              $395   with early bird $355

Two or more children from same household              $350   with early bird $315

Additional Weeks                                                    $299  early bird not applicable.

More info here

Marina at Kingsmill


Note: The Marina has been closed for the season and will reopen in the Spring of 2012

The all-new Marina at Kingsmill offers more than just a place to tie up. It’s an opportunity to experience all there is to do at Kingsmill Resort & Spa.

The James River, beyond providing eye-popping scenery, is here to be enjoyed. If you’re at home on the water, let the full-service marina at Kingsmill be your haven. This is resort life at its best.

Jet Ski Rentals

  • Single Rider 30 minutes – $90
  • Single Rider 60 minutes – $130
  • Additional Rider – $10

Friday, Saturday, Sunday only: 10am – 4pm (last ride)

Pontoon Boat Rentals:


  • Private rental 2 hours – $250
  • Private rental 4 hours – $350


Friday, Saturday, Sunday only: 10am – 4pm (last ride)

Additional Water Activities

Just around the way, the secluded Wareham’s Pond provides a number of additional activities for resort guests and visitors. Kayaks, paddleboats and Jon boats are available for daily rental at the Marina. Fishing is also available from the resort’s standing pier, equipment and fishing licenses are sold at the harbor shop.

Kingsmill Resort  is located 35 miles upriver from the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel and off channel marker #40 on the James River. It’s just a short cruise from the Intracoastal Waterway and the Chesapeake Bay. Monitor channel 16 for Marina information.

Brickyard Landing-James City County

Brickyard Landing is a public boat ramp for small watercraft with access to the Chickahominy River from the upper end of James City County. It is also utilized throughout the year for fantastic fishing!
990 Brickyard Rd (off Forge Road)
Diascund Reservoir Park is 1,700 acres and is open to the public for boating access and fishing.
9951 Diascund Reservoir Park Road (off Route 60 West in Lanexa)


Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Official Boaters Guide to the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Now you can explore the Chesapeake Bay as Captain John Smith did it—by boat. But you’ll have the advantage of an expert guide who has “hindsight.” Let John Page Williams take you on a journey along the waterways traveled by Smith and discover the special places Smith described and how remarkably the same—or different—these places are today.

A Boater’s Guide to the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail is for boaters of all types of vessels and all skill levels. Whether you paddle, sail, or motor, whether you are a novice or a veteran boater, you’ll find the information you need to follow in Smith’s wake along the main stem of the Bay and all the rivers he traveled.

Even non-boaters will enjoy John Page Williams’s engaging way of weaving history, geography, and practical information for seeing the Chesapeake Bay in a new way. The Boater’s Guide is also loaded with links to take you to trail access points and resources where you can learn even more.

A Boater’s Guide to the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail is a joint project of the National Park Service, the Chesapeake Conservancy, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. In this first guide to America’s first national water trail, Chesapeake expert John Page Williams suggests itineraries for each area explored by Smith and tells what you need to know for exploring the areas today.

The Boater’s Guide is intended for online viewing and downloading. Download the entire document to enjoy all the interactive features designed to help you navigate quickly to specific areas of the Guide. Or download and print individual river sections to take along as you travel the trail.

This online publication will be revised periodically as new access points are developed for the Smith trail. Please contact us if you have suggestions for future editions.

Williamsburg Boat Club

About the WBC

The Williamsburg Boat Club formally started in the spring of 2003.  The idea of a community boat club was formulated a few years earlier by the organization Friends of Williamsburg Rowing.  We are the community branch of the College of William and Mary Rowing Club, with whom we share coaches, equipment and a rowing site.

We held our first learn-to-row class in June, 2004.  Current members include beginners who have just completed the learn to row classes, those who learned to row as adults, former college and high school rowers now living in the Williamsburg area, as well as college students who want to continue to stay in shape over their summer breaks.  WBC rowers entered their first race as a club in the Summer of 2005.  The club consists of competitive members who continue to race, as well as members who prefer to row for recreation and exercise.

Learn to Row Classes


Our rowing site is located at the Chickahominy Riverfront Park, off of Route 5, just west of Williamsburg, VA. We launch from docks on Gordons Creek. Here is a Google Map of our launch site.