About Us

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Sail Newport, Inc., founded in 1983, is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization. Sail Newport is home to New England's largest public sailing center and is considered Rhode Island's premier public sailing site.

Award winning instructional programs, fleets of rental boats and a prime one-design sailing facility equipped with hoists are just some of our features. The Dr. Robin Wallace Youth Sailing Center is the headquarters of Sail Newport's Youth Sailing Program serving hundreds of children each season.  Dinghy docks, ramp-launching, summer and winter storage, on-shore conveniences and ample free parking round out Sail Newport’s assets to recreational sailors. Located at picturesque Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Sail Newport offers easy and affordable access to sailing.

Sail Newport’s mission is to promote and operate affordable public sailing instruction, rental programs and to create opportunities to attract new sailors to the sport.

Office Hours

The Sail Newport Main Office and Activities Building is open year-round, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.

The Sail Newport Dock Office is open Memorial Day to Labor day, 7 days, 8:30am - 8:30pm, and through Columbus Day Weekend, 7 days, 9am - 5pm

The Sail Newport hoists are available any time the Dock Office is open, and by appointment only outside of those hours.

Staff

Brad Read, Executive Director

Kim Cooper, Regatta and Marketing Director

Carole Corriveau, Director of Philanthropy

Kim Hapgood, Program Director

Joakim Karlsen, Head Opti Coach

Hannah Lasorsa, Office Assistant

Tom Lasorsa, Operations Manager

Nick Mauprivez, Storage Coordinator

Vincent Pattavina, Regatta Manager

Katie Price, Controller

Emily Greagori, Events and Sales Manager

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