Afterschool Sailing Program

Summer 2021 NEWS

While COVID will still be with us next summer, we have a new plan to get more people on the water while still keeping everyone safe.

Last season was tough on everybody, as we operated on a very limited basis with fewer attendees and a limited course selection.  Thanks to our whole community for all of the support last summer.  Our plans for 2021 will bring the sailing school experience a lot closer to normal!

Registration will open April 1

IMPORTANT NOTE:   To open up the sailing school while still keeping everyone safe we have adopted some important new policies and procedures for our after-school students as well as our summer camp students.


Please click here for a full description.



We are excited to offer a series of afterschool sailing lessons for kids ages 8 - 16.


Students from any town are invited to register. 


We welcome students of all abilities, from beginner to experienced sailors.  We will divide them up by age and ability when they arrive


Learn to sail and have some fun on the water!


2021 Schedule

Session One:             May 24, 26  June 1, 2

                                     4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM

Session Two:             June 7, 9, 14, 16

                                     4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM

Location:                    Dave Adams Memorial

                                      Sailing Center,

                                     25 Davis Rd., Gilford

Fee:                             $99 per student

Classes are taught by nationally certified instructors and are taught in Optimist dinghies, 420 collegiate boats and O'Pen Bic sailing dinghies.  There will be a swim test the first day.  Life jackets are required - the fitted vest style.  Please let us know if you need to borrow one for the program.   Advanced registration is required.


Financial assistance is available.  We will not turn anyone away!   Please inquire in confidence for information.  


SPECIAL DISCOUNTS:   Any new students who participate in the afterschool program will be eligible for a 15% discount if they register for any other LWSA sailing classes this season.  Learn more about our programs here.

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