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. 

 

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this Friday!

June 19th at 6pm

Our program will operate between June 29th and Aug 21st per the state's jurisdiction. In order to maintain group distancing we decided to not offer full day classes. See below for class details and schedules. 

ALL REGISTRATIONS WILL BE REFUNDABLE for cancellations due to COVID-19 

See our Refund Policy on the Registration Page

 

junior sailing

HARBOR MICE

(formerly Novice)

This is a beginning sailing experience for young sailors of ages 6 and 7. This class will build the student's self-confidence through a low-key basic introduction to small boat sailing. Students will sail in Cape Cod Mercuries along with an instructor. 

Fridays from 830am - 1130am for 8 weeks

(June 29 - Aug 21)

Tuition fee is $400

INTRO TO EBSF

This class is recommended for kids ages 9-12 who have little to no previous sailing experience. Students will learn the basic sailing knowledge, skills, and seamanship. Sailors will start in the Mercury Keelboat with a small group of kids and have the opportunity to solo sail the Optimist or Blue Dragon towards the end of the session.

Class is offered in four 2 week sessions and operates

Mon-Thurs, 0830am - 1130am  $400

Register for multiple sessions for bulk discounts

Session 1 -   June 29 - July 10 

Session 2 -   July 13 -   July 24

Session 3 -   July 27 -  Aug 7

Session 4 -   Aug 10 -  Aug 21

OPTI 1

This class is recommended for students ages 9-14 who are under 125lbs with prior sailing experience.  During the 2-week session sailors will learn to handle a boat solo, sail to an upwind destination without coaching, and recover from a capsize. This class is great for students who would like to eventually join our opti race class.

 

Class is offered in four 2 week sessions and operates

Mon-Thurs, 1230pm - 400pm  $400

Register for multiple sessions for bulk discounts

Session 1 -   June 29 - July 10 

Session 2 -   July 13 -   July 24

Session 3 -   July 27 -  Aug 7

Session 4 -   Aug 10 -  Aug 21

ADVENTURE 1

Typical ages are for this class are between 11-14. The goal for this class is to continue to build the sailor's confidence and skills. This is a non-race oriented class where students have the ability to take the helm, trim the sails, navigate, and learn seamanship skills.

Class is offered in four 2 week sessions and operates

Mon-Thurs, 900am - 1200pm $400

Register for multiple sessions for bulk discounts

Session 1 -   June 29 - July 10 

Session 2 -   July 13 -   July 24

Session 3 -   July 27 -  Aug 7

Session 4 -   Aug 10 -  Aug 21

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ADVENTURE 2

For experienced sailors interested in further developing larger-boat sailing skills. Sailors will primarily sail the J22 and learn adventuring skills such as navigation, docking, and anchoring. One highlight will be spinnaker flying. This class is designed for older sailors ages 13-17 years of age. 

 

This class operates in 2 weeks sessions

Mon-Th, 1300-1630 ($400 per session) 

Session 1 -   June 29 - July 10 

Session 2 -   July 13 -   July 24

Session 3 -   July 27 -  Aug 7

Session 4 -   Aug 10 -  Aug 21

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LASER 1

This class is for sailors who have prior sailing experience. They will learn the basics on how to singlehand the Laser dinghy. This is a non-race oriented class. Typical ages are 13-18 and with a minimum weight of 120lbs.

 

Class is offered in four 2 week sessions and operates

Monday - Thursday, 9am - 12pm  

Each Session is $400

 

Session 1 -   June 29 - July 10 

Session 2 -   July 13 -   July 24

Session 3 -   July 27 -  Aug 7

Session 4 -   Aug 10 -  Aug 21

420 1

This class is for the beginner to intermediate 420 sailor.  Basic boat handling skills will be developed, as will skipper/crew relations and sail trim. Sailor must have prior dinghy sailing experience and be more than 110lbs or have permission by Program Director.

The class is taught in our fleet of collegiate 420s and is a great class for the aspiring high school and/or college sailor.

Class is offered in four 2 week sessions and operates

Monday - Thursday, 930am - 1230pm  

Each Session is $400

Session 1 -   June 29 - July 10 

Session 2 -   July 13 -   July 24

Session 3 -   July 27 -  Aug 7

Session 4 -   Aug 10 -  Aug 21

EBSF RACE TEAM

 
OPTI RACE TEAM

Recommended ages 8-14 and under 130lbs.

 

Our Opti race team is comprised of both Opti Green and RWB sailors. Opti Green is for the beginner racer who will learn the ins and outs of how to make their boat go fast, racing strategies and tactics, and the racing rules of sailing.

 

Once an Opti Green sailor masters the basics of racing and performs well at local regattas they will then graduate to Opti RWB where they will continue to improve and learn more advance techniques, sail setup, and strategies. 

 

Racing students should expect to spend more time practicing in all weather conditions. Racers and parents should be prepared to travel to several regattas throughout the summer. 

 

 Students are required to bring their own boats. Used Optimist can easily be located and if you have questions regarding the purchase of a boat please don't hesitate to contact the Program Director. EBSF has a very limited number of boats available for charter. 

 

420 RACE TEAM

 This class is recommended for students of ages 13-17 who have mastered their basic sailing and seamanship skills. Students in this class will hone their boat handling and sail trim skills, and learn the strategies, tactics, and rules of racing. Successful racing requires good equipment, good technique, and a lot of practice. Experience and training is the name of the game. Racing students should expect to spend more time practicing in all weather conditions. Racers and parents should be prepared to travel to several events throughout the summer. 

 

 Students are required to bring their own boats. Used 420s can easily be located and if you have questions regarding the purchase of a boat please don't hesitate to contact the Program Director. EBSF has a very limited number of race boats available for charter. 

 

SINGLEHANDED RACE TEAM

This class is recommended for students of ages 13-17 who have mastered their sailing and seamanship skills. Students in this class will hone their boat handling and sail trim skills, and learn the strategies, tactics, and rules of racing. Racing requires good equipment, good technique, and a lot of practice. Experience and training is the name of the game. Racing students should expect to spend more time practicing in all weather conditions.

 

Students are required to bring their own boats. Used Lasers can easily be located and if you have questions regarding the purchase of a boat please don't hesitate to contact the Program Director. EBSF has a very limited number of Lasers available for charter.

  

 

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