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Welcome to the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association, Inc.!

Please consider joining or renewing your membership for 2015!

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Sailing School

The LWSA runs a summer Sailing School for children from 7 to 16 years of age, as well as two levels of adult classes. With a fleet of over twenty sailboats, we have a boat and a program for all interests, abilities and means. [Read more...]

Racing on the Lake

The LWSA sponsors various adult racing activities throughout the sailing season. Mixed-fleet (PHRF) racing typically happens on summer weekends. [Read more...]

J/80 Fleet 1

Lake Winnipesaukee is home to Fleet 1 of the one-design J/80 class sailboat. With an active and enthusiastic fleet, there's lots of exciting round-the-bouys racing every week during the season. [Read more...]


Registration for the 2015 Summer Season is open! Lots of info and online registration is on the Sailing School page.

Join us in 2015:

  • Classes for all levels from beginner through competitive racing
  • Ages 7-16 and Adults
  • Classroom and on-the-water training
  • Certified professional instructors
  • Located in Gilford on the shore of Smith Cove at our new Sailing Center at 25 Davis Road; adult classes in Meredith, NH, departing from the town docks.

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Watch "Messing Around in Boats," our YouTube video, with great shots of kids learning to sail!

- See the 2015 class descriptions, schedules and other information

- Contact us at: or via phone at 603-589-1177 if you have any questions.

- >The 2015 Courses and Schedule are now available!

- To sign up for news about our programs, join our School-News email list.

- We've set up a special website to support the LWSA School Sailing Team, with information about local and regional regattas, a message board, etc. Please drop by if you're interested in youth racing!

Please sign up for our Weekend Racing email list to get news and updates on the program.

Keels for Meals (TYT #4): Jul 11 (Sat) [Read more ...]

JBT Regatta (Crusier/Racer #3): Jul 18 (Sat) [Read more ...]

WAR Junior Regatta: Jul 23 (Thu) [Read more ...]

Take Your Time #5: Jul 25 (Sat) [Read more ...]

Winniskiathon: Jul 25 (Sat) [Read more ...]

Full Moon: Jul 31 (Fri) [Read more ...]

Cruiser/Racer#4: Aug 08 (Sat) [Read more ...]

Commodores Cup: Aug 14 (Fri) [Read more ...]

Take Your Time #6: Aug 22 (Sat) [Read more ...]

Make sure you're signed up for the Fleet 1 email list to receive news and updates on the season!

Summer Series #1 - 5:30m start: Jul 9, Thursday 5:30 PM (Gathering: TBD )

Summer Series #2 - 5:30m start: Jul 16, Thursday 5:30 PM (Gathering: TBD )

Summer Series #3 - 5:30pm start: Jul 23, Thursday 5:30 PM (Gathering: TBD )

Summer Series #4 - 5:30pm start: Jul 30, Thursday 5:30 PM (Gathering: TBD )

Summer Series #5 - 5:30pm start: Aug 6, Thursday 5:30 PM (Gathering: TBD )

Summer Series #6 - 5:30pm start: Aug 13, Thursday 5:30 PM (Gathering: TBD )

Fall Series #1- 5:30pm start: Aug 20, Thursday 5:30 PM (Gathering: TBD )

Fall Series #2 - 5:30 pm start: Aug 27, Thursday 5:30 PM (Gathering: TBD )

Fall Series #3 - 5:30 pm start: Sep 3, Thursday 5:30 PM (Gathering: TBD )

The LWSA is grateful for sponsorship and support from the following organizations:

Fay's Boat Yard and Merrill Fay
Dave's Motorboat Shop
Winnipesaukee Yacht Club

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