Youth Sailing Programs

The primary goal of all Sail Newport youth programs is to develop solid sailing skills, and to provide inspiration to young sailors, from the beginner to the advanced or racing sailor, with an emphasis on fun and safety.

Anyone can learn to sail at Sail Newport and we offer Rhode Island’s most sought-after sailing programs! Sailing is truly a unique sport–skills learned now can be used and enjoyed for a lifetime. Sailing challenges both the mind and the body allowing individuals with different strengths and skills to find their niche. That niche might be competitive or recreational and students can learn to sail big boats, little boats, single-handed, with a friend, or as part of a team.

Summer Recreational Programs

Our youth summer recreational programs start for students aged 5. There is a wide variety of programs from beginner to advanced. Also, our dinghy sessions are available in two-week sessions. Keelboat sessions run one week and Little Guppy sessions also run for one week.

If your child already knows how to sail and you wish to pursue a more immersive racing session, visit the Racing Programs page to learn more.

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Youth Racing Programs

The Sail Newport summer youth program includes race training in some of the two-week dinghy summer recreational sessions. However, for students with a goal to pursue racing, there are several options for high-performance training in our youth racing programs.

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Have questions?

Contact Kim Hapgood, Program Director

Phone: (401) 846-1983
Email: kim.hapgood@sailnewport.org