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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.  See Board Member pages for more information.

Geoff Moritz will be returning as Director of Youth Programs and Head Sailing Instructor and is providing many recommendations during the winter planning period.


More information will be coming over the next few months.

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Also see updated information on FOBH Leadership.


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Learn why so many young sailors become successful, as students and in life.


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.

 A reminder, we need safety boat drivers to stand by during any on water member activities. Becoming trained and volunteering as a safety boat driver is a great way to help the organization. Member on water activities are usually from 2 hours before high water to 2 hours after high water.

It is important to note that the NJ Health Department lists individual sailing in their lowest risk category with multi person sailing being just one level higher. 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.

 See the membership page for more information about becoming a member in 2024.

  • Outboard specialists are very much needed and are eligible for a discount on membership dues.

  • Members are encourage to obtain a Safe Boating Certificate from the NJ State MVC to be able to maximize the enjoyment of boating.

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. 

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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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