420 Race Team

Train at GBSA and compete with a partner in the NBYA regatta circuit

  • Starts Jun 27
  • 1,700 US dollars
  • 10 Water Street

Service Description

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday.  The 420 race team consists of members who have shown their coaches that they are committed and able to compete at a high level. Sailors on the 420 race team have demonstrated their strong (1) boathandling, (2) trap and spinnaker skills, (3) knowledge of racing rules, and (4) strategy and tactics. New 420 sailors looking to join the 420 race team are expected to sail with the 420 Green Team to work up to this goal. The 420 race team benefits from adding qualified, younger sailors who have come up through the green fleet program. 420 Racers spend the most time on the water and have the most rigorous training and practice (see below) In the morning practice, boats are expected to be rigged by 9:15. Some sailors may need to arrive earlier to meet this standard. 420 Race Team members are expected to attend NBYA regattas and strive to attend regional/national regattas This team is also the most demanding for parents (thank you!!). Coaches ask that parents attend the scheduled race team meeting to discuss the calendar for the season (dates TBD) and volunteer to help load and transport boats, sailors, and gear. If you do not know how to trailer boats, we will teach you! **Boat requirement: Pairs of sailors must supply a private boat. Any materials required for the maintenance of privately owned boats (sheets, pins, rigging, etc.) is provided by the boat owner. Note - Please do not store boat at EGYC outside of June and September. Helpful info for registering for regattas: Division 1 sailors: neither skipper or crew may reach their 16th birthday in the calendar year. Division 2 sailors: neither skipper or crew may reach their 19th birthday in the calendar year.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY GBSA’s operational budget is entirely based on the tuition we collect each season. As a non profit, we aim to keep enrollment costs as low as possible while being able to fund our operation from year to year. As such, we can only offer limited refunds for customers in specific cases. Please read the policies below for more information and contact the Program Director at director@gbsa.info with any questions. REFUND DUE TO VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL: From registration opening - March 31st: 100% refund (minus 5% transaction fee) March 31st - June 1st: 50% refund (minus 5% transaction fee) After June 1st: No refund can be provided PLEASE NOTE: We do not prorate for any missed sailing time. You may contact the Program Director to inquire about setting up a make-up day, but this is not guaranteed. REFUND DUE TO AN EMERGENCY: Please contact the GBSA Treasurer at treasurer@gbsa.info and explain the cause for cancellation. We will work with you to find a fair solution. CHANGING CLASSES: Whenever possible, we will accommodate class changes for your sailor. If we are unable to move your student into another class due to capacity reasons, and you therefore need to unenroll your sailor, we will process requests using the policies outlined above. CANCELLATIONS ON OUR BEHALF: If, for any reason, we need to cancel a class or reduce its capacity, we will notify you of this and will fully refund affected registrations starting May 15th in the order in which they were received (newest to oldest).

Contact Details

  • 10 Water Street

    (401) 484-7732

    info@gbsa.info

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