The Bombay Sailing Association, a bit of a misnomer, is situated along the sea front, just off Mandwa Jetty in the greater Alibag area of Raigad district, Maharashtra, India. We are a members association based sailing club with residential facilities. All the club bungalows have a spectacular sea view. There are tall trees that cover most of the properties and its soothing green foliage adds tremendously to the ambience. A welcome change from the bright lights of Mumbai,if you like to spend a comfortable and quiet weekend or extended week away from the city, our very own Mandwa club is the place!!
The setting is rustic, hygienic and comfortable. It radiates warmth which coupled with the closeness of the ocean allows you to relax; 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 (3 AC and 2 NON AC) and a sleep out/dormitory on the water's edge. The Clubhouse has a fully equipped kitchen with staff.
We also offer 7 private bungalows (Annexes). These are exclusive cottages which are an ideal option for a full weekend for a family or a small group of friends. Each Annex also has its own fully equipped kitchen with staff.
Windfall (3 Ac Rooms)
Little Hut (2 AC Rooms)
Raha (2 AC and one Non Ac Room)
Tucked in (2 AC Rooms),
Battery Park (2 AC rooms)
Jhopdi (1 AC Room)
Linger Longer (A Huge Cottage with a panaromic view of the ocean with 2 AC Rooms),
The Club House & Annexes have a fairly larger “outside area” to recreate during the day. All dwellings have individual Caretakers to help you in the kitchen, make beds and keep the premises clean and tidy for a comfortable stay
Besides the Sail Boats, the Club has, in the recent past added 2 Hard Kayaks that can be used by members (In non-monsoon times and in line with rule and regulations and safety procedures).
The sailing activities of the Association are conducted jointly with The Royal Bombay Yacht Club (RBYC) and the Colaba Sailing Club (CSC) who are our sister clubs. We jointly offer a full season sailing program which comprises of various races, training programs, day 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 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 property and racing back Sunday afternoon.
In association with the RBYC (periodically & depending on schedule drawn up by them), for your children of 8 and above, there is a specially tailored sailing program. It is called the Youth Sailing Program which consists of Optimist and Laser Sailing. It is an annual coaching program which starts with an optimist, 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 fulfil only one prerequisite. The child must know how to swim with relatively decent fitness.
The Committee is guided by The Rules and Byelaws of the Association drafted by our founding fathers.