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About Us:

For decades, SBJSA has been and is a summer sailing and water recreation education center founded in 1956 on Great Sodus Bay NY. In the past 60+ years we have served thousands of families and children as they enjoy learning and using our watercraft and facilities. More recently, we also provide access to Sodus Bay and boating education for people of all ages through our Community Boating membership program and our fleet of boats.

SBJSA is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization that relies on tuition and fundraising to operate. We currently have over 70 watercraft and one of the finest sailing centers in the area.


Our Mission:


Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Association is committed to providing the joys of sailing and watersports to everyone, regardless of age or background, building lifelong boaters and fostering eco-awareness and stewardship of our beautiful Sodus Bay on Lake Ontario. Fun activities on the water are the core of our youth and community boating educational/recreational programs, inspiring self-confidence, teamwork, leadership, sportsmanship, friendships and community spirit.


Membership in the Corporation shall be open to all persons 18 years or older who express and demonstrate an interest in furthering the purpose of SBJSA, Inc. Membership in the Corporation shall not be not be limited to any individual on the basis of race, sex, creed, or national origin. The Board of Directors shall set membership eligibility and fees on an annual basis. The membership fee for 2023 has been set at $300.00. For further  information or to become a member please contact the Executive Director.


Membership eligibility is defined by the Corporations bylaws as satisfaction of one of the following:

  • Remit the $300 membership fees on an annual basis prior to September 30th

  • Financially support a camper through tuition and/or scholarship during the current fiscal year. (Annual membership fees is therefore waived)

  • Officers, Directors, and Advisory Council members shall not be assessed a membership fee while in office

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