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Friends of Belmar Harbor presents:

Shark River Sailing & Science Academy

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Monthly Announcements

FOBH's Shark River Sailing & Science Board Members have been working hard over the winter to make 2024 a wonderful, successful year filled with the fun, hands-on activities for our youth programs and for everyone in the family. 

Geoff Moritz will be returning as Director of Youth Programs and Head Sailing Instructor.  He can be reached at


While registrations for our Adventure and Discovery Programs opened in March, we are now opening additional registrations for our Sailing Programs. Initially, these will be limited to beginner Opti, but we encourage you to continue to visit our website to check for additional registration openings as instructor positions are filled. 

Spring Specials are now available! Bring in a second camper and save $75 on your registration! We are also exploring offering training for experienced sailors interested in becoming instructors! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for additional news as well!

Would like to become a Community Member in our sailing club? Membership will allow you to use our boats, kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards on evenings and weekends that we provide a Safety Boat Driver, coordinated with the High Tide schedule. Cost will be $250/2 people, and $25 for each additional person in the membership. Included will be 5 Free passes that would allow guests to come as well. Volunteers will be able to defray part of that cost for the following year's membership. Please reach out to Geoff at or Joe at for more information.

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We encourage our sailors who are turning at least 16 years old before next summer to earn their US Sailing Level 1 Instructor certificates and apply to become an instructor in 2024. See US Sailing website for information, or discuss this with one of our current sailing instructors.

If you are interested in becoming trained and volunteering as a safety boat driver, it is a great way to help.  Member on water activities are usually from 2 hours before high water to 2 hours after high water. Members are encouraged to obtain a Safe Boating Certificate from the NJ State MVC. Contact Geoff at

FOBH is dedicated to making the environment at our Shark River Sailing & Science Academy safe and low risk. We are dedicated and very much look forward to teaching our community youth life skills which are best learned through learning to sail and introducing everyone to the natural wonders of our little bay.

 All programs, activities, and events are subject to guidelines from US Sailing, the CDC, and state and local government and may be adjusted.  

 You may see a few of our staff and volunteers working on our boats and facilities.  Please contact us if you have any interested in volunteering by sending an email to Geoff Moritz at: and/or our Dockmaster, Doug DeHays at:

Good information is found on the Programs page and the Life Skills Page of this website. 

The best experience I have ever had!


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The John Callahan Foundation

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Corporate Sponsors and Partnerships are Welcomed

Please Contact:


Shark River Sailing & Science Academy  Location

 Belmar Dock: 1300 River Road, Belmar New Jersey 07719

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