Longshore Sailing School

Longshore Club Park Westport, CT

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Longshore Crowns Racing Tech Champions

Tyler Paige (center) won the LSS Perpetual trophy today in the finale of Racing Techniques. PJ Syrrist nosed out Madeline Schemel for second place in a tight series. PJ and Madeline are from Westport and attend Staples. Tyler lives in Manhattan and summers in Westport. He finished 2nd in 2010.

Hurricane Irene

Longshore Sailing School will be closed on Sunday August 28, 2011, in anticipation of hurricane Irene. There will be no classes or rentals. Due to hurricane preparations, there will be very limited rentals on Saturday and no classes. We expect to be back to business as usual by Tuesday August 30. Please call the office for details and rescheduling – 203-226-4646.

Paddleboards have arrived, LSS open for Rentals

Longshore Sailing School is officially open for Rentals!  The docks are in, the painters have completed their work and Scott Hardy, own of the Boat Locker, dropped off our new Paddleboards just this past week.  It’s official, Summer is here.

Scott Hardy, owner of the Boat Locker in Westport, CT delivers Longshore Sailing School's fleet of Stand-up Paddleboards.

Racing Tech Crowns Champion

This past week Longshore Sailing School held its annual Racing Techniques course.  For over 35 years the curriculum has assembled the best sailors in the program for a week long regatta.

“In many respects, the entire staff looks forward to the competition all summer long,” said Matt Kanaga, Longshore’s Business Manager.  ”At the same time, everyone knows Racing Tech marks the end-of-summer and the start of a new school year.  It’s bitter-sweet.”

This year, nine participants competed for the Junior Program crown.  However, amidst the competition was sportsmanship and camaraderie.  ”Regardless of the leader board, everyone had moments of brilliance on the water,” remarked John Kantor, the sailing schools founder.   “It’s an individual sport on the water.  But on the beach this group of students was a team.”

William Hamer, the 2010 Junior Program Champion sailing on Day 3 of the week long regatta.

Longshore Sailing School will be open for boat rentals and private instruction through September 12th and the weekend of September 18th and 19th (Saturday and Sunday) for kayak and paddleboard rentals.