10 Water St., East Greenwich, RI  02818

GBSA is proud to offer adult sailing classes to the public. All levels of experience are welcome. Our adult sailing classes are taught on our J22's, one of the most popular keel boats ever built. The J22 is safe, stable, fast and fun – a great platform to learn how to sail. 


The adult sailing program is a combination of classroom and on-the-water instruction with the majority of your time being spent on the water.  Each class will consist of a maximim of 3 students and 1 instructor.


Please read all policies outlined in the "Additional Info" sections


If there is only 1 student registered for the class, an additional $100 fee will be assessed to cover the cost of running a private lesson. Participants will be notified 1 week before the program starts if this is the case


Classes will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.  


Topics will included:

  • Nomenclature
  • Rigging / De-rigging
  • Docking / Mooring
  • Tacking / Gybing
  • Points of Sail
  • Rules of the road / USCG Navigation Rules
  • Person Overboard
  • Reefing
  • Anchoring
  • Running Aground
  • Basic Navigation
  • Knots

Adult Sailing

Adult Lesson Blocks
  • If inclement weather prevents the lesson from being held, you will receive an email and text from the Program Director by 3pm that day. If the lesson is cancelled for this reason, a makeup will be held at the end of the season. Make-up dates for 2020 include Tuesday Sept. 8th and Thursday Sept. 10th. If you cannot attend either of the makeup days, no refund will be given for the missed lesson.