Scenes from a happy summer!
Sailors of all ages are experiencing the thrill of sailing, the sunshine and navigating the waves, weather and wind on Narragansett Bay.
In the Youth Program, over 700 sailors between the ages of five and 16 have learned to sail, improved their skills and some have taken the race training track. Sail Newport has a team of instructors that work together to offer one of the best programs that can be found at any sailing center.
Program Coordinator Taylor Rock says it's been an amazing summer of learning to sail and advancing skills across the many classes. "The kids build their confidence, learn responsibility and use all their motor skills on the boat. When you're on your own on a boat you work more independently and quickly to problem solve." he adds.
Although instructors are always close by, Taylor says, the sailors have to deal with the wind, waves, weather and communicate with each other to make decisions of how to move the boat safely and efficiently across the harbor or or out on the bay" Sailing involves all of the learning areas: audio, visual and physically." he adds with an emphasis on fun!
Billy Black captured these pictures during a typical day at Sail Newport.