Business Supporter Membership $400 Level

Join as a Business Supporting Member to Support Sail Newport!

Businesses members support Sail Newport’s ability to progress our purpose of providing affordable sailing opportunities for the public’s enjoyment.  Below is a list of the benefits that are included with your Business Membership.  Please reach out if you have any questions.

Please also know that we have additional levels of Business Membership that you may want to consider to increase your support of Sail Newport;
Business Sponsor Membership $1,500
Business Partner Membership $5,000

View a comparison chart of all membership levels

Support Sail Newport’s Purpose

Many people love what we do.  We love what we do.  Your Business Membership has a direct impact on our nonprofit organization’s purpose – to provide public sailing opportunities and access to Narragansett Bay.  We start teaching sailors at age five and  offer programs for all skill levels and ages. In addition to being caretakers of the beautiful Sailing Center in Fort Adams State Park, our mission is to serve the community.  We don’t say no to community groups and schools who want their students to experience sailing, whether they have funding or need our support. For avid sailors, we offer affordable storage, hoists, dockage and sailing center services for the best prices on the East Coast.  Our regatta entrants come from all over the world to participate in local, national and world championship in our world-class venue.

Our online Business Member Directory showcases the business that support community sailing.  You may find the directory here and logos are placed according to the tier of membership ($5,000, $1,500, $400, $200).  All logos are linked to your business as we encourage our community to support those who support us!  Please reach out if you would like your logo replaced or link changed.

Employee Discounts

Sail Newport extends member discounts to your employees for sailboat rentals and adult instruction.  Share with your employees your membership and we will extend those member rates.

Venue Rental Discounts

The Sail Newport center has a spectacular view from the covered decks of our Marine Education and Recreation Center located on the water in Fort Adams State Park. Guests enjoy sweeping views of Newport Harbor, Brenton Cove and downtown Newport from our unique location.  Check out our Host an Event page for those types of events we can and can not host, details of interior and exterior spaces, capacities, layouts, equipment, parking, sustainability and more.

To check on availability and details:

Contact: Nikki Raccio, Event and Sales Manager
T (401) 846-1983

Discounted Event Tickets

Sail Newport hosts events and fundraisers every year. When we offer a membership discount, those savings will be offered to your business and staff.

Newsletter Recognition

Sail Newport publishes a monthly newsletter that is distributed to sailors, regatta entrants, adult renters, adult students, families in the Youth Program and Racing Program, yacht clubs, associate organizations, community partners, media and sailing fans.  Once you join, or renew, we will work together to create a welcome post on social media.  We want everyone to know how much we appreciate our business members and will amplify it on Facebook and Instagram.

Logo on Sailing. Center Banners

We have a busy sailing center during the season and two banners provide a profile for our business members.  One banner is exhibited in our Dock Office which is open seven days a week, between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Memorial Day through Columbus Day. A second banner is printed and displayed at regattas and events for additional business member recognition.

Free Business Meeting Rental

As a Business Supporting Member, your business is  invited to host a meeting at Sail Newport here free from a rental fee.  Our 11th Hour Racing Great Room has unique waterfront views; seven floor-to-ceiling double doors; men’s and women’s restroom facilities on the same floor; access to full kitchen; elevator access; sustainable building design and natural wood features.  Check out our Host an Event page for those types of events we can and can not host, details of interior and exterior spaces, capacities, layouts, equipment, parking, sustainability and more.

The meeting is based on availability, Monday through Friday during business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5;00 p.m.)

To check on availability and details Contact: Nikki Raccio, Event and Sales Manager
T (401) 846-1983

Discounted J/22 Team Building Event

Sail Newport’s fleet of fourteen J/22 sailboats may be used for an afternoon, or a full day of team building for your group. During the team building event, your guests will be challenged to work out their plan, make decisions, and work together to make the boat go in one direction. As in business, guests will have to create the strategy, use all of the resources of the boat–both human and equipment–and communicate effectively to build trust and success.

More Team Building Information

Contact:
Kim Hapgood, Program Director
T (401) 846-1983

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Business Membership Questions?

Contact: Kim Cooper, Marketing Director

O (401) 846-1983