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Greenwich Community Sailing

Is the open water calling you? 

Then Greenwich Community Sailing (GCS) at
Greenwich Point may
have just the activity you
are looking
for; sailing, kayaking or exploring

the Cove on a paddle board. 


Junior Programs (9-16) 

GCS runs a very popular junior sailing program with sailing courses from
Learn to Sail to Racing Techniques.  Also offered are kayak adventures and
paddle board lessons.  Whatever your child’s interest GCS will have them safely cruising or exploring Greenwich Cove or adventuring to a close by island.


Adult Courses (17 & up)

You can be sailing the waters off Greenwich in just two weeks.  GCS offers a beginner adult co-ed course that is taught over two weekends, 3 hours each day for a total of 12 hours. GCS also offers an Intermediate sailing course for those looking to improve their sailing skills. Both courses offer lots of hands on sailing with just two to a boat.


Private Lessons

Maybe the courses offered don’t fit your schedule or you want to brush up on your sailing skills whatever the reason GCS has the specialized instructor.


Safe Boating Courses

The Safe Boating Course is designed to fulfill the requirements of Connecticut’s Safe Boating Certificate. This 8 hour class is followed by a 50 question multiple choice test. The course while designed for adults is appropriate for students 12
and older.The GCS also offers a US Coast Guard Recognized CT Safe Boating Certification course for students 10 and up. Boat Rentals




Photo by Britta Calkosz

Community Sailing

In the Chimes Building

Open 9am - 6pm

Whatever your pleasure, leisure or fitness, the Greenwich waters should be explored and GCS has an array of boat rentals to fit your need.


Just learning to sail? Try the Hunter 140 For a more challenging time there is the Laser 140. They also have high performance easy-to-handle catamarans that can hold up to five people and single person paddle boards.


Stop by or reserve a boat or board, either way you will be quickly and safely (lifejackets provided) on the water with the help of the GCS crew.