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Welcome to the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association, Inc.!

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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...]


Winnipesaukee Annual Regatta (W.A.R.) Notice of Race and Registration forms are now available.

Registration for the 2014 Summer Season is open! Lots of info and online registration is on the Sailing School page.

Join us in 2014:

  • 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.

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

- See the 2014 class descriptions, schedules and other information

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

- 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.

WYC Charity Race: Aug 02 [Read more ...]

Full Moon Classic: Aug 08

Husband/Wife Double-handed Race: Aug 09

Take your time Saturday #4 (1pm to 4pm starts): Aug 16

Take your time Saturday #5 (1pm to 4pm starts): Aug 23

LWSA Cruiser/Racer Series #5: Aug 30

Woman-as-skipper "it's my boat now" Race: Aug 31

WYC Commodore's Cup: Sep 06 [Read more ...]

LWSA Cruiser/Racer Series #6: Sep 13

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

Summer Series #6 - 5:30pm start: Jul 31, Thursday 5:30 PM (Gathering: TBD )

Ashbridge's Bay LYRA Regatta 2014: August 1st-3rd (Gathering: Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club )

Fall Series #1- 5:30pm start: Aug 7, Thursday 5:30 PM (Gathering: TBD )

Fall Series #2 - 5:30 pm start: Aug 14, Thursday 5:30 PM (Gathering: TBD )

Fall Series #3 - 5:30 pm start: Aug 21, Thursday 5:30 PM (Gathering: TBD )

Fall Series #4 - 5:30 pm start: Aug 28, Thursday 5:30 PM (Gathering: TBD )

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

North American Championships: Sept. 10th-14th (Gathering: Annapolis Yacht Club, Annapolis MD )

HOOD Regatta: Sept. 20th-21st (Gathering: Houston Yacht Club, Shoreacres, TX )

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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