About Sail Newport

About Sail Newport

Sail Newport, Inc., founded in 1983, is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization. Sail Newport is home to New England’s largest public sailing center and is considered Rhode Island’s premier public sailing site.

Award winning instructional programs, fleets of rental boats and a prime one-design sailing facility equipped with hoists are just some of our features. The Dr. Robin Wallace Youth Sailing Center is the headquarters of Sail Newport’s Youth Sailing Program serving hundreds of children each season. Dinghy docks, ramp-launching, summer and winter storage, on-shore facilities and ample free parking round out Sail Newport’s assets to recreational sailors. Located at picturesque Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Sail Newport offers easy and affordable access to sailing.

Sail Newport’s purpose is to promote and operate affordable public sailing instruction, rental programs and to create opportunities to attract new sailors to the sport.

Sail Newport’s Commitment to Diversity

Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience is the wind that fills our sails and drives us forward every day.  As the leader in community sailing, we promote greater diversity and inclusion within the sport of sailing through increasing pathways to recreational and competitive sailing for individuals from all backgrounds.

Contributing Photographers

We wish to thank the following photographers for their beautiful photos on our website:

  • Billy Black
  • Matthew Cohen
  • Rodrigo Fernandez
  • Corrina Halloran
  • Amory Ross
  • Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race
  • Onne van der Wal

If you would like to contact any of these photographers, please email kim.cooper@sailnewport.org.