COVID Response at Sail Newport for Community Children
In response to the COVID-19 school delay, and cancellation of many fall sports, Sail Newport has added and extended public sailing programs for adults and youth.
At Sail Newport Sailing Center, located in Fort Adams State Park there are extended and new opportunities for recreational sailing and for young sailors who want more competitive race training. The programs are designed for children aged seven and older.
“We live on an island, and these new opportunities are designed to get more children more time on the water. Sailing is not only restorative and fun and healthy, but the sport also builds children’s self-esteem, self-reliance, problem-solving skills, and perseverance. It’s really and outdoor classroom,” says Brad Read, executive director of Sail Newport
For as long as school children have more time to recreate during weekdays, the sailing organization will also offer small groups of three and four customized sailing opportunities by age and skill group.
Sail Newport has worked closely with Janet Coit, Director of the Department of Environmental Management (DEM), to be able to use the state park for the extended recreational sailing programs safely under COVID-19 Guidelines.
Contact Eve Formisano, Director of Development
72 Fort Adams Drive
Newport, RI. 02840
Tel. (401) 846-1983