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Modified Summer Camp Announced for 2020 Season

While LWSA’s Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to suspend our normal summer camp program, we will be opening on a limited basis beginning July 6.


Please see the Youth Sailing, Adult, and Private Lesson pages for details.

Attention Sailing School Parents:   Every day when you drop off your child, you will be required to sign our health questionnaire.

Our staff would appreciate it if you would print out the PDF at the right, and bring it along with you. Thanks

Youth Classes
Adult Classes
Private Lessons & Outings
Youth Racing
J/80 Fleet One
Mixed Fleet / PHRF
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Of Interest . . . .


Boats for Sale: We have a good selection of donated boats for sale, and expect more once the snow melts.  Always a good deal!

The Broad Reach:  LWSA's newsletter has been resurrected and it is packed full of news and info, meaningful contribution to our community, latest happenings, and race results. Click here to read the full Broad Reach.

Adults Too

Adult Lessons            Private Lessons        Family Outings

Don’t forget we now serve adults and children of all ages for lessons and family outings in our roomy and stable 23-foot Sonars and our 26-foot J80

Coming Events. . . .

Membership Renewal / Join LWSA: It is a great time to renew your LWSA membership to help support our charitable efforts.  For as little as $50 per year support kids sailing in the Lakes Region.


Previous Events

LWSA Fall Volunteer and Cleanup Day - October 12, 2019

Gather at 10am at the Dave Adams Sailing Center to get the sailing school boats put away and yard and sailing school premises ready for the winter.  Every extra pair of hands is helpful and makes the morning go quickly.  Great chance to enjoy coffee and doughnuts by the lakeside before first snowfall !

LWSA Annual Membership Meeting & Awards Dinner  -  October 12, 2019

Online registration closed - if you need a ticket, email Alan

6pm - All members and friends are encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting and dinner. It is a fun evening, good food and friends, and a wonderful recap of the sailing season for the J/80 Fleet and PHRF Racing / Mixed Fleet, and the Sailing School.  It is also a chance to have a say in our leadership and governance of the organization.  The event will be held at the new Governor's Island Club House.

J/80 North American Championships Sept 18-22, 2019

The best of the best from across the USA and Canada will be traveling to Lake Winnipesaukee as our own J/80Fleet One hosts this major event.

"W.A.R." Youth Regatta - July 25, 2019

The Winnipesaukee Annual Regatta (W.A.R.) is organized in Gilford on Lake Winnipesaukee each year by LWSA. Youth sailors and youth sailing organizations from across New England, New York, and adjacent regions always ensure that the W.A.R. is a welcoming, spirited competition with a fun time had by all. 2019 W.A.R. will be held on July 25th at Winnipesaukee Yacht Club and LWSA Dave Adams Sailing Center

Annual Lobster Dinner - August 3, 2019

This event is a great way of showing support for LWSA, while having an amazing meal and a fun evening.  Bring family and friends (children welcome, of course !)  Meet old friends, make new ones.


Thanks to our members, our volunteers, and all of our generous family and corporate donors !

... and LWSA is grateful for the help of the following local organizations:

Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association, LWSA New Hampshire Sailing, J/80 Fleet 1, J/80 Fleet One, J80 Fleet 1, J80 Fleet One, Gilford Sailing, WAR Regatta, W.A.R. Regatta, Winnipesaukee Annual Regatta, Winnipesaukee Regatta, LWYRA, Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing, Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Lessons, Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing School, Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Academy, New Hampshire Sailing Lessons, New Hampshire Sailing School, New Hampshire Sailing Academy, private sailing lessons in New Hampshire, private sailing lessons on Lake Winnipesaukee, Lakes Region Sailing, Laconia Sailing, Meredith Sailing, Alton Sailing, Belmont Sailing, Gilmanton Sailing Lessons, Lakes Region Sailing Lessons, Laconia Sailing Lessons, Meredith Sailing Lessons, Alton Sailing Lessons, Belmont Sailing Lessons, Gilmanton Sailing Lessons, Dave Adams Memorial Sailing Center, Dave Adams Sailing Center, LWSA Sailing Center, Smith Cove Sailing, New Hampshire Boating, Lake Winnipesaukee Boating, Lakes Region Boating, Frying Pan Double Handed Regatta, Labor Day Weekend Regatta, Take Your Time Race, Spring Into Summer Regatta, PHRF Series Awards, Fay’s Boatyard Race, “(603) 589-1177”,,, j-jamboree, sailing for good, O’Pen Bic, 420 racing, PHRF racing New England, PHRF racing New Hampshire, LWSA Youth Racing Club, Afterschool Sailing Lessons Parks & Recreation, Winnipesaukee Yacht Club, Fay’s Boatyard, Jay Norden, Jeff Rabinowitz, Al Posnack, Amy Tripp, Ben Crosby, Wyatt Himmer, Alan Himmer, Smith Cove in Gilford, US Sailing New Hampshire, US Sailing certified instructor