Adult Instruction

Adult Instruction

Group Instruction

COVID Guidelines: (Apr. 2021): Current state guidelines continue to require that students participating in our adult instructional lessons be members of the same household. We will update the the guidelines related to operation of our programs and services as new information becomes available.

Sail Newport offers weekly group adult learn-to-sail, adult intermediate and adult advanced classes from mid May through August. In the fall, group instruction is offered on weekends late August through October.

Within each session, students of the same skill level work with an instructor, with a maximum ratio of 3:1. Classes are taught on our fleet of J/22s. All levels of skill are offered each session, providing you with the flexibility to take as many sessions as you wish, when you wish, and make progress towards your goals at your own pace.

Please also note that sailing instruction takes place rain or shine. If you are scheduled and it’s severely inclement weather, we will reach out to you to reschedule. Otherwise, please arrive at the Sailing Center for indoor review and classroom learning.

Sail Newport reserves the right to change, reschedule or cancel any classes at any time.

Questions: email the Dock Office


mid May through August, first session May 18 – 20, 2021, and last session August 24 – 26

  • Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
  • Morning Session 9:30-11:30 a.m. or Evening Session 6:00-8:00* p.m.
  • *The August 24 – 26 evening session will run 5:00 – 7:00 pm

mid May through August, first session May 21 – 23, and last session August 20 – 22 (see late summer/fall schedule for additional weekend opportunities)

  • Friday/Saturday/Sunday
  • Friday 6:00-8:00 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • There will be no weekend session July 2 – 4, 2021
  • Saturday & Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • August 28-29, September 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26, & October 2-3 and 9-10
2021 Adult Group Lesson Rates
The rate shown is per person, per session (a session being three, 2 hr lessons)
  • Weekday sessions: $148.00
  • Weekend sessions: $181.00

Members who sign-up for a group session 7 days or more in advance are eligible for a $10 discount off the weekday or weekend rate.

  • Weekday sessions: $184.00
  • Weekend sessions: $216.00

Private Instruction

We also offer private instruction, with certified instructors, for all skill levels. Private lessons provide a one-on-one experience, and work well as a confidence builder, introduction to the sport of sailing, or are a perfect way to focus on improving specific skills and experience.

Private lessons are typically taught in 2 hour (min.) blocks, scheduled at a time that is convenient for you, and based on instructor availability.

The minimum student age is 12 and older for 1:1 private instruction’

Rates are based on a 1:1 ratio. There is a fee for additional student(s). No charge for children under 12 who are “additional” students.

2021 Rates for Private Instruction
  • Weekday sessions: $129.00
  • Weekend sessions: $173.00
  • Additional person: $20
  • Weekday sessions: $174.00
  • Weekend sessions: $218.00
  • Additional person: $30

Have Questions?

Call (401) 849-8385 (May – October) for details, questions or reservations, or email