Students or teams are encouraged to join others for great practices Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (other days can be organized if needed). Coaching and boats (420s) will be provided to help sailors improve team racing, short course racing skills with drills, practice racing, and debriefs.
The program is open to student in 8th to 12th grade and will be run from the 2nd of September to 30th of October for a total of 20 sessions
Cost- per sailor
$50 1 Day
$80 1 Week (2 sessions)
$600 Season (20 sessions)
Fall Jr Racing Program: East Bay Sailing Foundation will hold Jr Racing Fall program for Optimist, Laser Radial, and 420’s. Sailors are encouraged to join us for great practices on Saturday. Coaches will work on boat handling and short course skills by utilizing a variety of drills, practice racing and debriefs.
The Fall Jr Racing Program is open to Laser Radial, 420, and Opti sailors who are looking to improve their racing skills. It will be run on Saturdays from August 23rd through the Halloween Howl on October 25th and 26th. Lessons will run from 9am – 4pm.
Cost- per sailor
This is a bring your own boat program. EBSF has a limited number of charter boats available for charter for the fall season. Please indicate your need for a boat when registering.
Charter Boats Prices:
420- $200 Laser- $150 Optimist- $100
For information about our summer sailing classes for kids and adults visit our Classes page.
Our mission is to foster self-confidence through instruction in sailing, seamanship, and racing skills at appropriate levels in a safe and fun environment so that participants may enjoy the benefits of sailing for a lifetime. We encourage an ongoing dialogue among students, parents, instructors, the EBSF Committee and the involvement of anyone who supports these goals.
East Bay Sailing Foundation (EBSF) encourages both juniors and adult participants to learn to sail and race through various programs. The programs include Adult Sailing and Junior Sailing, and each is further divided into a Sailing Program and a Race Program.
A Sailing Program and a Racing Program, available in three different types of boat, comprises the Junior Program.
The Sailing Programs are 2 week sessions focused on building student skills and self confidence through instruction in small boat sailing. The Sailing program is held Monday to Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
The Racing Program is an 8 week program for students who have mastered their sailing and seamanship skills and want to hone the skills needed for individual and team competitive racing. In addition to practice, racers will also be encouraged to participate in regattas in Bristol and around the bay. The racing program meets Monday/Wednesday/Friday. This is a bring your boat program; EBSF maintains a limited number of boats for charter to race team aprticipant.
Adult Mercury Program
The Adult Mercury Program accommodates all knowledge levels. Beginning classes are an introduction to sailing with no experience necessary, having an instructor in every boat at all times. The Intermediate class is for people with some sailing experience desiring to improve boat handling skills, and introducing new skills not covered in the beginner class. The Advanced classes are for experienced sailors who wish to continue sharpening their skills. The finer points of sail trim and boat handling are covered, as well as an introduction to racing, strategy, and spinnaker handling. Safety on the water is a large focus in all classes.
The Adult Sailing Program is provided in 8 week sessions of 1 day a week and meets Tuesday (Beginner class only) or Thursday from 6-9 PM or on Fridays from 1-4 PM.
Additional programs for Women and advanced adult courses utilizing the new J-22s are being developed. If you are interested in more informaiton regarding these courses please contact email@example.com.
Take some time to review the classes we offer and chose the right one for you or your child, then visit the registation page to register online.