Community Sailing Center Information

We are excited to share some information from our partners at the Community Sailing Center!
Rock the dock

Rock the Dock – Sunday July 3rd
Help us give local youth the opportunity to create lasting memories on Lake Champlain this summer. The 8th Annual Rock the Dock Benefit supports the McConnell Scholarship Fund, removing financial barriers and providing access for all to Vermont’s greatest asset – Lake Champlain.

Come join over 350 attendees for a party to remember on the CSC’s docks! Your support at The Rock the Dock Benefit helps fund over 1,800 scholarships annually and assuring Lake Access. Life Lessons. For All.

To buy event tickets and raffle tickets please visit us online or join the conversation at Facebook.

Event Sponsored by: Burlington Town Center, Tech Group, Inc., PC Construction,, jac huntley, Gravel & Shea PC, The Edge Sports & Fitness, with in-kind support from over 15 local businesses providing food and beverages. For a complete listing of this year’s supporters, please visit the event page!

Women in Wind Dinghy Learn to Sail
This NEW Women in Wind program will use dinghies and will be an excellent opportunity to get an active, hands-on introduction to the sport of sailing. Our boats are 12-14 feet long and seat 2 adults. These fun vessels bring you close to the water, allowing you to feel how the waves and wind affect the boat immediately. On the very first day you learn how to recover a capsized boat while getting wet in Lake Champlain. This program is for women of varying abilities to sail in a relaxed environment and build their sailing knowledge with the group, however we will follow a beginner learn to sail curriculum. At the end of each session participants have improved smallboat sailing skills, increased self-confidence on and off the water, and are part of a new crew of women sailors.

Includes a 2-hour rental pass valid for the 2016 season only and class textbook, Learn Sailing Right.

Cost: $295 (Click Here to Register)
Dates: Meets 5 consective Wednesdays July 27, August 3, 10, 17, and 24.
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
Contact: Jen Guimaraes / Associate Director

2016 SailArt Floating Gallery

As the sun set on the shores of Lake Champlain on Summer Solstice Tuesday, the Community Sailing Center in partnership with, unveiled six new pieces from the SailArt Floating Gallery during the #loveyourlake event. The Floating Gallery is a collection of artwork fusing public art and landscape on fully functional sails. SailArt Floating Gallery 2.0 now includes the new work of six local artists:

Photo by Jennifer Langille Photography / Community Sailing Center

Photo by Jennifer Langille Photography / Community Sailing Center

Sarah-Lee Terrat: Edna The Barred Rock
Max Hodgson: A Weightless Afternoon
Tara Goreau: Forbidden Luff
Jozie Furchgott Sourdiffe: Without a Net
Nick Heilig: Sea Legs
Matt Douglas: Guppy Love

A huge thank you to the local artists, and everyone who has made this project a success! To view more images for the 2016 SailArt Floating Gallery please visit Facebook.

Fun Summer Programs!

Aloha Paddle Camp!
In this week-long camp participants (ages 11-15) are introduced to two of the coolest and fastest-growing water sports in the world – stand-up paddleboarding (an ancient Hawaiian pastime) and dragon boat racing (an ancient Chinese tradition). Check it out.

Corporate Programs!
Your team’s work on the water mirrors the skills utilized in your work place or daily life. Teamwork and communication are integral in the success of maneuvering a boat through the water. Learn more about our Corporate and Custom Team Building Opportunities for Sailing and/or Paddling.

Stars & Stripes!
A mini lake adventure to celebrate the days following the 4th of July! This program is a 4-day version of our popular Lake Adventure camp, and is a great way to experience our Community Sailing Center programs following the popular July 4th Holiday. Register Today!