Pleon is a unique club which emphasizes junior sailing. Since the Club's beginning in 1887, Pleon's flag officers and members have been youngsters under the age of 21.
The purpose of the Pleon Sailing Program is to involve as many young people as possible in the sport of sailing through a fun, educational atmosphere and to keep them involved and growing on a personal level over the course of many years.
The program supports both serious competitors and recreational sailors of all skill levels, and is focused on building sailing skills while also promoting sportsmanship, fostering teamwork and strengthening respect for oneself and others.
"THE SAILS WEAR OUT AFTER THREE SEASONS - THE LESSONS LAST A LIFETIME"
The clubhouse is the primary facility for daily program activities, and provides a multi-purpose venue for daily class instruction, social activities, and regatta management. Pleon's clubhouse has permanent space heaters installed for the Spring and Fall seasons. The facility extends to the Marblehead Harbor waterfront and provides for dinghy drysail space, boat launching, and rack storage for Optis on the floats.
Pleon owns a fleet of club boats which are available for the club's members to use including: 20 International Optimist Dinghies; 4 Lasers, including Full, Radial and 4.7 rigs; and 20 Club 420s. Each instructor has their own coach boat, some of which are inflatable ribs that can travel to regattas to provide on the water coaching.
The club recognizes traditional "colors" by having a Flag Committee on duty seven days a week at sunrise and sunset during the summer season.