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Welcome to Greenwich Bay Sailing Association!

Please be sure to read the Registration Instructions for important information about how to register for classes.


Are you tired of watching your kids play video games in the summer?    How many more gimp bracelets do you really need??  Get your kids on the water this summer at Greenwich Bay Sailing Association.    GBSA offers programs for kids from 7 – 17 years of age and at all levels of ability.   Programs run 2, 4 or 8 weeks and we have morning and afternoon sessions.  Our staff are the absolute best in the business and will keep your kids engaged and having fun in a safe supportive environment.  You DO NOT need to own a boat to participate – though don’t blame us if your kids start begging for one afterwards!

Best of all kids LOVE GBSA – what could be better than messing about on boats in the summer ?    Your kids will have an adventure they’ll remember for the rest of their lives while learning a skill that will last them a life-time.

The GBSA Instructional Program includes

  • Beginners - a program designed to teach kids the basics of sailing.  It’s the perfect starting place.  Beginners sail in groups with an instructor on the boat.  Kids as young as 7 (as of June 1st) may enroll.
  • Opti Beginners – for those who have learned the basics and want to explore sailing a boat by themselves – opti beginners provides the perfect platform to learn about boat handling and racing sailboats.
  • 420 Beginners  & Intermediate – after optimist dinghies, kids in the early teens will often move to the 420 – a two person boat.  420 Beginner & Intermediate classes teach the basics of this boat that is popular with high school and college sailing programs.
  • Keel Boating - For sailors 12 - 18 years old who have completed at least 4 weeks of GBSA's Beginners course (or something similar) and want to learn the basic of sailing keelboats such as safety, rig and de-rig, trim/reef sails, skipper, navigate, tack, jibe, dock (or, pull up to a mooring), and a man overboard drill.  We will primarily be sailing on our J/22's.  
  • Accelerate Practice - For those sailors who are in the morning instructional classes and want to build on and practice their skills, we now offer full-day options for our Beginners, 420 Beginners and Opti Beginners classes.  
  • Young Adult Beginners - For 12 - 18 year olds with no prior sailing experience.  Groups of 2-4 students plus and instructor will be introduced to the basics of sailing on one of our Hunter 140s.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us at 401-484-7732 or email registrar@gbsa.info.

Thank You