stick with it
This will be my third year sailing at GBSA, (Greenwich Bay Sailing Association for all you not in the know) and I’m looking forward to it. GBSA teaches kids and now recently adults to learn how to sail. Now I know some people might think this is just another yacht club’s sailing school, but this place is a lot more than that. You know why people stick with GBSA for a long time? Even the instructors say, "GBSA is a place for you to meet new people and look forward to seeing
the same people every summer. We could get paid twice as much and work at another yacht club, but we don’t because it’s not just about getting a summer job." GBSA teaches in boats like a J24, Hunter 140’s, Opti’s, 420’s, and Lasers.
Some yacht clubs would just say no if you can’t pay for the summer, but GBSA has scholarship programs for the people that can’t pay enough. That shows that the mission isn’t about $$$, it’s about teaching more people about this awesome sport. Worldwide renown PUMA Ocean Racing even made a donation to them for all their hard work. Last year at the end of the season US Sailing even stopped by for some pictures with the kids and their Bics. GBSA’s building is named after a boy who sailed there before and came up with a tumor. He sadly died after some time with his battle. They hold a regatta every summer for him in remembrance. GBSA deserves every thanks that is given to them. And that is why I will always stick with the Greenwich Bay Sailing Association, also known as the CJ Buckley Sailing Center. – Anarchist Ryan.