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Welcome to the East Bay Sailing Foundation, a nonprofit instructional sailing program for youth and adults hosted at Bristol Yacht Club.

Each season we offer hands-on sailing programs  on a variety of boats. Our mission is to foster skill building and self-confidence through instruction in sailing, seamanship and racing skills  at age-appropriate levels. We do this in a safe and fun environment so that participants may enjoy the benefits of sailing for a lifetime. We encourage an ongoing dialogue among students, parents, instructors and our EBSF Committee, and the involvement of anyone who supports these goals.

Sailing is for everyone! Membership in Bristol Yacht Club or Bristol town residence is not required for any of our Learn to Sail programs. Come love sailing with us! Welcome aboard!

As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) foundation, East Bay Sailing Foundation relies on the generosity of our community to support our programs and the maintenance of our fleet. We invite you to learn more about how you can help our mission.

About Our Programs

Junior Sailing: Classes for all skill levels (novice, beginner, intermediate and advanced) starting at age 6. Weekdays.

Adult Sailing: Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes that teach sailing skills and seamanship. Weeknights.

J/22 Race & Charter: Race a J/22 in team, one-design or PHRF racing. Also, crew or race lessons. Weeknights.

EBSF Race Team: Racing instruction for confident sailors in a fun camp setting. Weekdays.

High School Sailing: Qualified coaches help high school teams sail to a successful season.

Emily Augello    
Program Director

Susan Grandpierre
East Bay Sailing Foundation Chair 

EBSF Committee Chairs


Instructional Committee Chair: Casey Henchman

Fleet and Equipment Committee Chair: Pete Levesque

Marketing and Communication:  Stephanie Boutilier     


Treasurer and Finance Chair:  Kenneth Martin     


Development: Paul Norton     


Volunteer Coordination:  June Bjerragaard



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