Our mission is to introduce young children to the sport of sailing through an education in marine safety and seamanship while conducting our classes in a nurturing and enthusiastic atmosphere that will foster their passion for sailing and the environment. Students are encouraged to test their skills in competitive sailing, and we advocate that they channel their own growth and challenge themselves through the intricacies of sailboat racing. Finally, we hope in the end that students will have forged lifelong friendships with their peers and will reflect back on their years at GBSA with fondness for the time spent here.
Our sailors have been sponsored in local, regional and national competitions. Many students have competed in and won national championships and several students in international races such as the Newport to Bermuda Race, Admiral Cup, Sardinia Race Week, Antigua Race Week, and SORC Races as well as other events. A few former students have also competed in the Olympic Trials. Many of our sailing school’s students have gone on to become sailing instructors at universities and elsewhere as well as being names All Americans.
The sailing school has hosted many regional and national regattas as well as countless Narragansett Bay Yachting Association regattas and is expected to do so in the future. For the last 15 years, GBSA has hosted the CJ Buckley Memorial Team Race Regatta.