Adult Instruction

Adult Instruction

Group Instruction

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


May through August

  • Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday (you sign-up for a session that meets each of these days, in a week, not for three consecutive Tuesdays, or Wednesdays, etc.)
  • Morning Session 9:30-11:30 a.m. (first Morning Session will be June 7 – 9)
  • Evening Session 6:00-8:00* p.m. (first Evening Session will be May 17 – 19)
  • *The August 23 – 25 evening session will run 5:00 – 7:00 pm each night

mid May through August, first session May 20 – 22, and last session August 19 – 21 (see late summer/fall schedule for additional weekend opportunities)

  • Friday/Saturday/Sunday (you sign-up for a session that meets each of these days, in a week, not for three consecutive Fridays, or Saturdays, etc.)
  • Friday 6:00-8:00 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • August 27 – 28, September 3 – 4, 10 – 11, 17 – 18 and 24 – 25, & October 1 – 2 and 8 – 9

2022 Adult Group Lesson Rates

The rate shown is per person, per session (a session being three, 2 hour lessons)


  • Weekday sessions: $156.00
  • Weekend sessions: $183.00

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


  • Weekday sessions: $183.00
  • Weekend sessions: $229.00

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.

2022 Rates for 2 Hr. Private Instruction


  • Weekday sessions: $156.00
  • Weekend sessions: $183.00
  • Additional person: $21


  • Weekday sessions: $195.00
  • Weekend sessions: $229.00
  • Additional person: $32

Have Questions?

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