Sailboat rentals

Sailboat Rentals

An annual on-the-water check-out by a member of Sail Newport’s instructional staff is required of everyone who comes to use our fleet, regardless of years of experience. The check out is typically done right before you rent the first time each season, and is our chance to see that you have sufficient skills to sail the boat safely and appropriately in the conditions, as well as to familiarize you with our boats, procedures and rules, and the sailing area.

The check-out typically takes 10-20 minutes. If you have any questions about whether you have the necessary skills to pass the check-out, please give us a call. Our staff would be more than happy to discuss this with you!

For renters who have the fundamental skills to pass the check-out, but who are maybe a bit rusty or perhaps new to the sailing area, we offer a one hour “Refresher” where an instructor sails with you for the first hour of your rental to help get your confidence and skills up before administering the check-out. The fee for the one hour Refresher is $50 in addition to the 3 hour rental and check-out fee.

Sailboat Rental Hours – Seven days a week

May 1 – May 27 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon 1:00 p.m. – 4 p.m.
May 28 – August 22 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
August 23 – October 31 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon 1:00 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Member Non-member
Check-out fees $5 $10
J/22 weekday rates
3-hour rental $90 $135
J/22 weekend rates
3-hour rental $105 $167
6-hour rental $172 $270*
Five-Session Cards – Five rentals for the price of four, a great value for the regular sailor!
  • Five rental session cards are available for use of either the J/22s or Rhodes 19s.
  • You must be a Sail Newport member to purchase and use a 5-session card.
  • The 2021 discounted rate is $360 per weekday J/22 card and $420 for a weekend J/22 card. The Rhodes 19 weekday card is $280 and $358 for the weekend.
  • Five session cards are only good for the season in which they are purchased–unused cards may not be carried over to the following season.
Open Card – Weekdays
  • $900 May – October 2021
  • Entitles the holder (must be a Sail Newport member) to reserve and rent any of the keelboats during regularly scheduled rental times except Saturday and Sunday afternoons and holiday (12:30-3:30 p.m.) rental periods.
  • Open Card holders may use a boat at the start of the Sat/Sun afternoon or holiday 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. rental period, if one is available, you just may not make a reservation in advance for either of those specific time blocks.
  • Open Cards are not transferable: the holder/purchaser must be present for the sail.
  • A surcharge applies to anyone with an Open Card who is also chartering for any of the Tues./Weds. Race Weeknight Series. Please refer to the Weeknight Racing page for more information.
  • Cards are only valid for the season in which they are purchased.

Reserve a Boat

For information on booking rentals, please call the Dock Office. (Please leave a message if you get a recording. We will call you back promptly.)

Dock Office (May – November): (401) 849-8385
Email: dockoffice@sailnewport.org

Please note: We require a driver’s license/recognized form of ID and CC number to reserve a boat.