Ways to Help

A nonprofit 501 C3 organization dedicated to youth and adult sailing.

A local East Greenwich sailing community that develops racing, sailing and life skills that become assets throughout one’s lifetime. GBSA has developed an environment that stresses safety, basic seamanship, sailing and boating skill development that results in sailor confidence, independence, team building, and socialization skills. GBSA has resulted in the development of individuals who exhibit maturity, high moral character, and integrity throughout one’s lifetime.

The GBSA infrastructure is comprised of dedicated staff, a sailing center, coach boats, sailboats, and all the necessary safety-related gear requires constant financial support that goes beyond the annual tuition payments. Sailor tuition will cover staff salaries and some annual expenses. Sails, hulls, rigging, coach boats, motors all have a limited life expectancy when used daily during the sailing season. These annual capital improvements require community support to sustain the program so that it can function at a consistently high level. This local community asset is looking for corporate and community sponsors to sustain its high level of achievement.

A true local EG Community asset!

Make A Donation


Donation Levels

  • America’s Cup Level - $10,000

  • Rolex Level - $2,500

  • Yachting Level - $1,000

  • Rigger Level – any amount under $1,000

Make Recurring Donations


GBSA Sailing Community Sponsors – 3 year, recurring donations

  • Ocean Racer - $1,500 / yr

  • PHRF Racer - $500 / yr

  • Weekend Crew - $150/  yr

  • Annual donations – any amount

Join A Class


All Ages Welcome!

If you are interested in helping GBSA, one of the best things you can do is to take advantage of our fantastic class offerings. We take pride in our programs and we offer classes for anyone interested in sailing. Is there anything better than spending the summer out on the water? We don't think so! Reserve a spot before they are all gone.

Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors

Corporate sponsors will have graphics displayed at the CJ Buckley Regatta, on the GBSA website and at other events whenever possible.

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eg marina logo
united way of ri

Thank You To Our Other Sponsors

Rolex Level

Frenchtown Dental

Joshua & Jennifer Jarbeau

Richard Jarbeau

Yachting Level

Alex & Alexandra Clegg 

Stephen A.Cardi 

Real Estate Revolution LLC 

East Greenwich Marina

Richard & Christine Palazzo

Rigger Level

Felipe A. Vivas-Orozco 

Lauren R. Swanson

Commodore Kevin Coughlin

Rob Hamlin

Andrew & Kimbal A. Hall

William Hertel

Jonathan & Becky Berman 

Douglas DeCubellis


Tom & Judy Assad

United Way of RI

Eric Kaldor

James Isenberg

Andrew Brem & Susan Oberbeck 

Peter & Sylvia Monti 

Bradford Preston 

Seethong Mungmee

YJ Sales


William & Elizabeth Richmond

Dr. Martin Elson

Robert & Sharron Taylor

S. J. Corio Company

Annual Givers

David & Liz MacMillan 

David Palardy

Ed & Carolyn Curé

Learn to sail in Rhode Island. Summer camp and private lessons available for kids and adults.