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. 

covid 19 program updates 

Special Policies Related to COVID-19 

  • Your sailor must have a completed COVID 19 Waiver (coming soon) as well as the health waiver submitted in order to sail with us. We will be emailing the COVID 19 waiver which must be brought with the camper on the first day of sailing class - or mailed in prior. 

  • We will be doing a daily health screening of your sailor and of every member of our staff before they get out of the car. 

  • Sailors will be dropped off one-by-one in a car line using BYC's front circle area. Parents or drivers are not to get out of the car. We will screen your sailor and family inside the car. 

  • Do not arrive early for your class. We have staggered times to allow for minimal sailor contact and class overlap. 

  • Do not come to class if you or someone in your household has symptoms consistent with COVID-19. 

  • We will supply the first 100 youth sailors who enroll in classes with a free EBSF/ BYC Buff neck gaiter for use as a face covering.  Zim Sailing in Bristol sells great options also. 

  • Sailors must wear face protection (we recommend a Buff type item) when on land and will be allowed to sail without them. They must be pulled up to cover nose and mouth when with an instructor on the water. 

  • Whenever possible maintain at least six-foot distance from anyone outside your household. 

  • Extra things to bring: personal sanitizer if desired, a face covering if not provided, your own sunscreen, PFD life jacket, whistle, closed toe shoes, water bottle, snack if desired. 

  • We will enforce - frequent hand washing, cleaning of boats between any shared use (and minimal shared use), no shared food or water bottles, no mingling of different classes or "pods."

  • Each "class or pod" shall have the same sailors, instructors and when possible, boats for their entire class session. 

  • There will be no classes in inclement weather. No refunds for inclement weather. We will have chalk talks on weather days via Zoom. 

  • Self screening, daily screening, diligent cleaning and everyone's cooperation will make this a fun and safe summer on the water. 
     

These policies are in place until further notice. 

INFORMATION & GUIDELINES 


The state of Rhode Island announced that youth summer programs and camps can begin on June 29; youth sports were allowed to start June 1. EBSF Junior Sailing will start June 29 and end August 21. 

We continue to make updates and plan modifications as we learn new information from the State, American Camp Association (ACA), US Sailing Association, and the CDC. We also want to ensure that what we have committed to, we can manage as well as provide safe, high quality programming. We are putting best practices and procedures in place to ensure that we offer a safe and sanitary environment for our juniors and staff. We are prepared to adapt our plans as and when necessary, as we move forward. We ask that the parents and participants please be patient, understanding, and flexible, as we do our best to develop programs, safety procedures, and health policies, in real time, amid a highly dynamic, evolving landscape. While we will try to offer as much as we can for as many juniors as possible this summer, protecting the health and safety of all involved, and following all the required protocols, must come first. 

COVID 19 WAIVER

DOWNLOAD HERE (coming soon)

Required for attending camp

Please email your submitted waiver to programdirector@eastbaysailingfoiundation.org  or bring to class June 29. 

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