The Bombay Sailing Association, a bit of a misnomer actually, is situated along the sea front, just off Mandwa Jetty in the greater Alibag area. We are a sailing club with residential facilities. All the club bungalows have a spectacular sea view. There is a thick tall trees cover over most of the property and its soothing green foliage adds tremendously to the ambience. It has a rustic setting and is a welcome change from the bright lights of Bombay. If you like to spend a comfortable and quiet weekend, our very own Mandwa club house is the place!! The setting is rustic yet comfortable. It radiates warmth which coupled with the closeness of the ocean allows you to let your hair down. It's an ideal place to unwind or spend quality time with your family not to mention, a great place to entertain friends too.
The Clubhouse has 5 residential rooms and a sleep out/dormitory on the water's edge. The Clubhouse has a fully equipped kitchen with staff. We also offer 5 private bungalows. These are exclusive cottages called Windfall ( 3 Ac Rooms) , Raha( 2 Ac and one Non Ac Room) , Tucked in( 2 AC Rooms), Jhopdi ( 1 None AC Room) and Battery Park (2 AC rooms) for those of you who value privacy. All these shacks have individual shack boys / assistants.
The sailing activities of the Association are conducted along with The Royal Bombay Yacht Club (RBYC) and the Colaba Sailing Club (CSC) who are our sister clubs. We jointly offer a full seasons sailing program which comprises of various races, training programs, day cruises, championships and weekend cruises.
You can go sailing in any of the boats belonging to the 3 clubs, which are in a common pool, when a boat of your club is not available. Hence you are mostly assured of getting a boat when you want one. The above boats do not include the Optimist boats for children provided by the 3 clubs. If you are so inclined we would show you the quickest way to get an inside into the racing scene. The racing and cruising activities are mostly initiated at Mumbai from the RBYC premises to which the BSA members have access. There are some weekend races from Mumbai to Mandwa, which involves racing to Mandwa on Saturday afternoon, staying overnight at the BSA Clubhouse and racing back Sunday Afternoon.
For your children of 8 and above, we have a specially tailored sailing program. It's called the Joint Optimist Training Program. The optimist is a boat especially designed for children between the ages of 8 to 15. This program will do wonders for your child and is highly recommended. You need to fulfill only one prerequisite. The child must know how to swim.
The Committee is guided by The Rules and Bye-laws of the Association drafted by our founding fathers.