Now Enrolling for Summer 2018!

Junior Sailing Lessons (age 6-18)

Learn to sail or learn to sail better!!

4-Week or 8-Week Programs
at Niantic Bay Yacht Club

Session 1: June 25 – July 20
Session 2: July 23 – August 17
Open to the Public!

No prior sailing experience required!
No boat ownership required!

Sign up here!

Adult Sailing 101

No sailing experience necessary!

Learn to sail in small groups aboard study and safe Ensigns; two-week sessions offered at Niantic Bay Yacht Club

June 25, 28; July 2, 5

5:30-8:00 pm



You will learn how to rig and handle a boat, sail safely, use a compass and charts, come about, cast off, and dock! Don’t know what any of that means? We’ll cover sailing terminology too! All taught by experienced instructors in a welcoming and non-intimidating setting!

NBYC Members: $175
Non-members: $225

For more information or to register, contact Ken Shluger at 860-205-9569 or


Racing: Beyond the Basics II

NBSA presents the ideal course to take the recreational racer or middle-of-the-pack-er to the next level.

Dave Peck, Greg Hall, and Chris Vann have offered to share their knowledge and will coach you on strategies, tactics, starting techniques, effective roundings, finishing, sail trim, boat handling, using the rules to your advantage, and positioning yourself on the race course to win!

First two sessions will be whiteboard or video classroom tutorials. Final three sessions will be a series of short races to practice and perfect your skills.

July 10, 12 – 5:30-7 pm

July 17, 19, 23 – 5:30-8:00 pm

$175 NBYC members; $225 non-members

For more info or to register contact Ken Shluger at 860-205-9569 or

Class size is limited so register TODAY!!!

Check out our flyer at the link below and be sure to share with your family and friends!

NBSA Junior Sailing Flyer 2018

NBSA Adult Sailing Lessons 2018

NBSA Racing 2018 Flyer

2017 NBSA Achievements

The Niantic Bay Sailing Association completed another successful season with over 100 youth and adults participating in lessons last year! We saw participation from all skill levels, from beginner boot camps to youth racing programs to adult sailing instruction.

The following were awards/milestones reached by our junior sailors:

« 1ST PLACE in Club 420 Bemis Area B Championship
« 9TH PLACE in the US Sailing National Bemis Trophy
in Club 420s
« 1ST PLACE mid-Atlantic Midget Championship
(age 15 and under)
« 1ST PLACE in every single Eastern Connecticut Sailing
Association Club 420 Regatta

Wow! While we are so proud of our racing achievements, the life-long skills and values learned along with the relationships that all of our sailors have made are far more valuable than winning on the race course.

Looking forward to another great season in 2018!