Setting sail

I remember when Community Sailing of Fairfield was first proposed. Some people were skeptical. So was I. But it has turned out to be one of our town’s finer features. Community Sailing of Fairfield is run by its members but is under the Parks and Recreation Department and based at Southport Harbor. Two fixed-keel, family-size Ideal 18-foot daysailers, four two-man kayaks and two one-man kayaks are available to members. Certain rules and guidelines apply and membership information can be found at
The program offers weekly racing opportunities hosted by the Pequot Yacht Club and the option for members to race our boats in area regattas.
Additionally, the group has planned a seminar for potential new members, plus three boating-safety seminars for potential members and seasoned sailors alike. All four sessions are free and open to the public in the community room of the Eunice Postol Memorial Recreation Center, 75 Mill Plain Road. The introductory session, on Friday, April 20, from 7 to 9 p.m., will provide an overview of the organization, membership, sailing techniques and reserving boats. The safety seminars will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, April 23; Friday, April 27; and Monday, April 30.
More information about Community Sailing of Fairfield, visit

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