Longshore Sailing School

Longshore Club Park Westport, CT

Archive for March, 2009

April 4 Safe Boating Location

Our April 4th course will be conducted from 9am to 5pm at Cedar Point Yacht Club. Address and driving directions have been included below. Please bring:

  1. A pencil and a pen.  All other course materials are provided.
  2. Lunch and any snacks or beverages you may want.  We have a working lunch with a navigation exercise so you will not have time to leave the class.

Address and Driving Directions

Cedar Point Yatch Club
1 Bluff Point
Westport, CT 06880

Directions from I-95 North: Take Exit 16.  Turn RIGHT off the exit ramp.  At the third traffic light, turn LEFT onto Winfield Avenue (immediately after passing under the railroad tracks).  Go approximately 1.1 miles and turn RIGHT onto Duck Pond Road.  Go 0.3 miles and turn LEFT onto Harbor Road.  Follow Harbor Road 0.7 miles to the end which is a one-lane bridge onto an island.

Cars: Go over the bridge, bear to the left and continue to the stop sign, turn RIGHT on Sea Spray Road and then take the first LEFT onto Crossway.  This will take you to the Club.

S.U.Vs: Please do not go over the one lane bridge either entering or leaving the island.   Instead, turn RIGHT just before the bridge onto Canal Road.  Go .25 miles to the end and turn LEFT onto Cockenoe  Take your first LEFT onto Spriteview Ave. and then the first RIGHT onto Crossway.  This will take you to the Club.

Directions from I-95 South: Take Exit 17.  Turn RIGHT off the exit ramp onto Saugatuck Avenue.  Go approximately 1.1 miles and turn LEFT onto Duck Pond Road.  Then follow directions above.

Directions from Merritt Parkway: Take exit 41 in Westport onto Route 33 South.  Continue straight through the first traffic light (approximately 1.75 miles), where the road will change to Riverside Ave.  Continue for another 2.6 miles and turn LEFT onto Duck Pond Road and follow directions above.

New Bug Sails Designed

Purchasing a new fleet of Bugs for summer 2009 gave us the opportunity to create new sails with custom graphics. Take a look at what we came up with:

Bug Sail


Online Registration Continues on New Site

You can still sign-up for classes 24/7 by clicking on our “Click here to sign-up online” link under our Instruction page.

Classes are beginning to reach capacity as we get closer to the summer. Typically, the first classes to fill are in sessions 1 and 2. As always, feel free to call our office at (203) 226-4646 with any questions.

Longshore Sailing School Launches New Website

We’ve worked long and hard to create an easy-to-use resource for everything Longshore Sailing School.  Every page from our old site has been re-engineered to give this new site a completely new look and feel.

You can now find all of our Junior and Adult program course descriptions and schedules, as well as our online registration link, under the Instruction tab.  Make sure to click on the collages next to the course description to see a slideshow of our favorite photos of that course.

Photos and descriptions of our fleet of over 100 sailboats and kayaks can be seen under the Boat Rentals tab, where you will also find rental rates.

New to this site is the Longshore Sailing School blog.  Updated regularly with the latest photos from the beach, important information for parents and students, and details on events we’re sponsoring over the summer, you’ll find the blog a great way to stay in touch.

And don’t miss our new mobile website.  Pull up www.longshoressailingschool.com on your cell phone to receive current weather conditions, tomorrows forecast and a tide table for the Saugatuck River mouth.