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The Pettipaug Sailing Academy (PSA) is an instructional sailing program for juniors, ages 8 to 16. It is conducted from late June to mid-August at the Pettipaug Yacht Club. There are two sessions during the season; each session is divided into morning and afternoon classes. Morning classes typically are for beginners and junior sailors ages 8 to 11 when the winds are the lightest.

PSA is all about FUN on the water and teaching many important life lessons along the way sailing/racing skills, adapting to the forces of nature, personal responsibility and sportsmanship to name a few.

The training boats are: Optimist dinghies, C/C 420s and O'pen BIC and Lasers. Boat ownership is not required.

The PSA Director is supported by certified US Sailing instructors trained in first aid and CPR. >> 2018 Instructor Bios

The PSA Application is an interactive PDF with customizable fields that can be filled out in Acrobat. Instructions for submission are on the bottom of the application. Registration is first come first served. See instructions and link below.

Paul Risseeuw Memorial Jr. Regatta. In partnership with Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association, this is PSA's biggest event held at the end of the academy's season for Opti, Club 420 and O'pen BIC sailors, and named in honor of PSA's revered and beloved director. (Click here for the Dedication to Paul.) See date below and link to sign up.

PSA Officer 2

Information & Application

PSA Clubhouse Phone & Email
860-767-8893 (July and August only)
Amy Gordon Pullin, PSA Chairman

2018 PSA Application (Click to download)
Submit the application by ...
Attaching it to an email addressed to
Mailing to PSA, PO Box 372, Essex, CT 06426 (include check if not using PayPal).

2018 Sailing Academy Schedule
Boat Check-In: TBD
Full Session: Jun 25 - Jul 13; Jul 16 - Aug 3
Session 1: Jun 25 - Jul 13
Session 2: Jul 16 - Aug 3
Graduation & Awards: Aug 3
Boat Check-Out: Aug 4

NEW! ... Pay online with PayPal

We are pleased to offer PayPal for the convenience of junior sailors who choose to pay their Sailing Academy tuition online. The application can be emailed using the Submit Button at the bottom.

A student is not considered "enrolled" until full payment has been made and a complete application received by the Registrar.

2018 PSA Tuition
One payment per student
Session 1 or 2 ($450)
  Discount for 2nd & 3rd Child ($20)
Both Sessions ($800)
  Discount for 2nd & 3rd Child ($40)
PayPal Service Fees:

  Session 1 or 2 ($7); Both Sessions ($12)

JI Information

Eastern Connecticut Sailing Assoc.
(Racing Schedule and more info)

PSA Junior Sailing Instructors needed!
Click HERE for employment details.