Greenwich Community Sailing

Greenwich Community Sailing

"Safety, Fun, and Learning for Everyone!"

Address: Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich, CT, 06870

Phone: (203) 698-0599

Email: info@greenwichsailing.com

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Greenwich Community Sailing is a community sailing and rental facility located in Greenwich Point Park on Long Island Sound.

In addition to our junior and adult learn to sail programs, we offer sailboat, kayak and paddle-board rentals, provide private lessons and host private events.

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Two Week Core Sailing

Learn to sail at GCS with two week sessions offered for ages 9 to 16!

Our Core Sailing Curriculum is the best way to learn to sail on the Long Island Sound. Our all-encompassing program covers everything from the basics all the way to the finer points of sailing.

Sailing 1

This is the place to start! Divided into age groups, young sailors learn safety, confidence, and good boating habits on the water. This class is one week of sailing in 9ft Bugs combined with one week of kayaking where students learn safety procedures on the water.

Topics covered:: Water Safety; Knot Tying; Weather and Tides; Boat Handling Basics; Right of Way; Beach Takeoffs and Landings; Basic Navigation; Capsizing​.

Sailing 2

S2 is the second step in our curriculum! Students move from a single-sailed boat to a sloop rigged double handed dinghy. This class uses 14ft Hunter 140 sloops.

Topics covered: Helmsmanship; Jibing; Tacking; Docking; Sail Handling; Points of Sail; Upwind Sailing; Crew Work; Capsizing.

Sailing 3

This course offers an exciting step up in performance to agile, sporty Laser 4.7s. In double-handed sailing drills, students learn heel control, basic aerodynamics, sail shape controls, and self-rescue techniques.

Topics covered: Sail Trim; Basic Aerodynamics; Heel Control; Sail; Shape Controls; Beach Landings; Capsize and Self-Rescue Techniques.

Sailing 4

Our most challenging course is a ton of fun for students seriously interested in fine-tuning their sailing skills. Learn about hydrodynamics, racing skills, 'dry' capsizing, and more in this high energy class.

Topics covered: Advanced Aerodynamics; Basic Navigation; Hydrodynamics; Dry Capsize Techniques; Drive and Resistance Forces; Racing Starts.

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One Week Courses

Waterbugs: This course is one of our favorites! Waterbugs is a one week learn-to-sail course for 8 and 9 year olds, perfect for those eager to get out on the water and have fun!

Kayaking Adventures: Kayaking Adventures offers all hands-on paddling fun, with daily kayak expeditions around Greenwich Cove and the Long Island Sound. Learn basic paddling techniques while commanding your own kayak.

Racing Techniques: This course is the highlight of our summer. Students learn yacht racing rules, strategy, and tactics in a week-long high-intensity Laser regatta. Diplomas and trophies awarded.

Ultimate Paddling: Experience the natural beauty of the Long Island Sound on a paddle-board. Instructors teach paddling techniques and provide excursions each day within the protected waters of the Greenwich Cove.

Introduction to Catamaran Sailing: Experience the exciting feel of sailing fast moving Hobie Waves through the Sound. Utilize basic sailing skills while mastering multihull handling techniques. Expect to get wet!

Advanced Catamaran Sailing: Learn the finer points of catamaran sailing on larger, faster Hobie Getaways. Don't forget to wear a bathing suit and hold on!

WaterCats: WaterCats is an all hands-on adventure week. With an instructor onboard each boat, you'll get supervised tiller time while sailing to local islands in a semi-private lesson format. Everyday is different!

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Everyone is so helpful and friendly."
--Elizabeth T.

Smiles and offerings of help were all I heard. Thank you for the experience - we will certainly be back for sure!
--Linda H

A gem of Old Greenwich!!
--Rebecca D.

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Reviews


Everyone is so helpful and friendly."
--Elizabeth T.

Smiles and offerings of help were all I heard. Thank you for the experience - we will certainly be back for sure!
--Linda H

A gem of Old Greenwich!!
--Rebecca D.

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