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Sailing and Windsurfing



Sailing – an art, a science, and a lot of fun! Whether you’re skipper or crew, your skills are in immediate demand. At Brown Ledge it is always possible to “just go for a sail” but for those who are – or wish to be – sailors, rigorous instruction is available. Learn to rig your own boat, plot your own course, respond to weather, and race in intra-camp and inter-club regattas.


Windsurfing is a popular sport at Brown Ledge.  At least one of our senior sailing staff members, if not more, is primarily a windsurfer per passion and skills. Over the years, we have utilized our location, and better equipment for beginners, to ease the sharp learning curve of windsurfing.

Location and Fleet

Our fleet includes race equipped Vanguard Flying juniors, Lasers, a Laser II, a Vanguard 15, a J-22 and a variety of windsurfing boards and sails.  We are fortunate to be on Mallets Bay which is about a mile and a half in diameter and provides an excellent location for racing and recreational sailing. Campers who wish to participate in either sailing or windsurfing must pass a safety swimming test and a power boat is on hand for safety purposes. All of our ‘every day’ sailing takes place within sight of our sailing dock. Special events, and the sailing overnight, take place under the oversight of a safety boat.

Meet last summer’s sailing staff!

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