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Post Office Box 855  Bristol, RI | programdirector@eastbaysailingfoundation.org  |  Tel. 401-257-6774

JUNIOR SAILING & RACING

East Bay Sailing Foundation offers a variety of classes for all skill levels, starting at age 6 and up! From Novice classes for the littlest sailors, to Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes, there's a class for everyone. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

EBSF ADULT SAILING

 

SCHEDULE

  • All adult classes run as one summer-long session of 8 weeks.

  • We start in early to mid June and sail to mid early August. 

  • Weeknight classes begin at 6 at the BYC and will end around sunset. 

  • After classes we like to do a little chalk talk, discuss the sailing and lesson of the day and socialize with a cocktail at the BYC bar. This summer, due to the fire, we will have a tent and a Tiki Bar to enjoy our apres-sailing sessions. 

WEATHER

  • Classes can and will sail in the rain. Students should bring a jacket for those days.

  • The sailors will not go out on the water if there is thunder or lightning in the area, or if winds are dangerously strong. 

  • We will attempt to notify you in advance if we intend to cancel a class. However, since the weather is unpredicatable, and because experience has taught us that cancelling a class early has often been followed by a perfect sailing night, we may not make the decision to cancel until as late as 3:30 or so.

 

I CAN'T MAKE A CLASS 

  • We’ll try to accommodate you by letting you make the class up on a different day of the week.   

  • If that doesn’t work, we’ll briefly review the lesson you missed in the following week’s class. 

  • We do appreciate advance notice if you are going to miss a class or want to come on a different night, so that we can properly schedule our instructors.  

  

SUGGESTED ITEMS TO BRING: 

  • Life jacket - required on boats 

  • Foul weather gear (rain jacket and pants)

  • Small dry bag for keys and phone

  • Hat & sunglasses

  • Athletic-type clothing that dries quickly and allows you to move 

  • Fleece or non-cotton jacket

  • Change of clothes (sometimes you will get wet)

  • Shoes or sandals that can get wet

  • Sailing gloves

 

TELL THREE FRIENDS:  

Sailing is more fun with friends, so if you know anybody who might be interested in our program, please tell them about the EBSF sailing programs – beginner, advanced J/22, women’s J/22, and cruising.

WHO CAN SAIL AT EBSF? 

East Bay Sailing Foundation is open to everyone. We encourage everyone to come see why we love sailing so much! 

 

WHERE ARE GOOD PLACES TO BUY SAILING GEAR?

Locally:

Zim Sailing (Broad Common Rd)

Jamestown Distributors (17 Peckham Rd)

West Marine

 

Online:

APS (Annapolis Performance Sailing)

Team One Newport

Team One sell EBSF gear on line under “Club Stores”


CAN I REGISTER BY CHECK?

Of course! Please email the Sailing Director to make arrangements.

 

CAN I PLAY IN INSTALLMENTS 

If necessary, you can make session payments to our Program Director. Please email the PD to set up your registration. 

SCHEDULE

Email the Program Director with any questions!