Why join ECSA?

      • ECSA promotes adult and junior sailing and encourages participation amongst 40 clubs from Bridgeport, CT to Watch Hill, RI
      • Region’s yacht racing association recognized by US Sailing, which offers membership discounts (MVP)
      • PHRF Committee analyzes ratings, handicaps boats, issues certificates, and develops regulations
      • Hosts ecsa.net website and PHRF data
      • Publishes Yearbook
      • Organizes and supports seminars on race management, judging, tactics, rules and other topics
      • Organizes the 40 member club’s schedules and collects and circulates Notice of Race
      • Collects information and communicates to 40 clubs and members about events
      • Surveys clubs and members, ie increasing participation and class splits
      • Association standardizes guidelines for 40 Member clubs
      • Scores the 40 club Season Circuit
      • Processes Appeals
      • Awards boat and club divisional and perpetual trophies
      • Subsidizes Annual Awards Dinner
      • Sends ECSA representatives to regional and national training and conferences.
      • Communicates with other regional associations throughout the country regarding trends, ideas, safety and risk management
      • Sends adults and juniors to national championships
      • Supports Junior Sailing
        Organizes Junior Sailing Instruction (sailing and powerboat handling courses)
        Organizes Junior Sailing Regatta Calendar
        Send Junior sailors to regional and national regattas
      • Administrative tasks