High School Sailing at Bristol

Open to all high school and middle school students.

Warm water, great coaching, beginner through expert.

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  • What: small group high-school-style practice in 420s for grades 7 - 12. Varsity Practice for Bayview Academy and Lincoln School.


  • Start date: March 24, 2021 on the water. Pre-season Zoom beginning early March. End date: May 14


  • Monday, Wednesday, Fridays 3:45 - 6:30 pm at Bristol Yacht Club. Option to add additional day(s) if there is interest.


  • Richard Feeny as head coach, Michael Zonnenberg assists.


  • Open - Sailors need not be a member of an established team - all high school and middle school students are invited to participate.

  • Early arrival is encouraged. Beginners welcome.

  • Intermediate and advanced sailors also welcome and will learn to team race.

  • $650 for Entire Season  or  $250 for 8 practices  or  $35/day  


Who are the Coaches?

Richard Feeny will be the head coach.

Youth National Coach and fast-boat enthusiast.

More about Richard's work with EBSF

Sailing in the Spring is cold water sailing! Students will need:


  • Personal Flotation Device (PFD)

  • Spray Gear

  • Sailing footwear - rubber boots or sneakers over your drysuit booties

  • Sweater and hat

  • Underlayers of fleece or polypropylene

  • Hat and sunglasses (optional but recommended)

  •  Drysuit (can be purchased through these vendors in Rhode Island: Zim, Team1)

  • Gloves (optional...people like “lobster gloves” as well as liners under dishwash gloves, under leather)

Boats provided by East Bay Sailing Foundation

COVID Policy. 

  • practices are caped at 15 people in accordance with State and CDC guidelines

  • Mandatory Health Screening for staff, students, and visitors each day

  • FACE MASKS are required whenever on BYC property. It is permissible to remove face masks when sailing


High School Sailing at Bristol

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