Scenes from a Happy Summer

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.

Rome Kirby advice to young Opti sailors
Rome Kirby visits Opti NE to give advice to young Opti sailors
Optis off for a day of racing
Second largest Opti event in North America - Ever!
Opti NE 2016 at Sail Newport

Sail Newport just completed the 3-day USODA New England Championships presented by Helly Hansen.  A total of 407 competitors, repeat, 407 OPTIS!
 gathered       in Fort Adams State Park for the regatta. Sailors came from 14 continental  U.S. States, U.S.V.I., Puerto Rico and from Bermuda, Canada and Germany.  

The biggest Opti event ever run in North America with 425 boats was also run by Sail Newport in 2009.   Florida Opti sailor Stephan Baker of Coral Reef Yacht Club emerged the overall winner with all first place finishes after one drop. National champion Justin Callahan of Lauderdale YC and Newport, finished second with a (1-1-2-1-4). Daven Subbian (CA) was just two points behind Callahan (1-4-2-2-2) for a third place trophy. 



Kate Wilson photo
Melges 32 Championship determined after tight racing
After a weekend of challenging, moderate conditions in Newport,Richard Goransson and his Inga from Sweden team have claimed the 2016 US Melges 32 National Championship hosted by Sail Newport. Capping a weekend full of tight racing with lead changes around the track, it was fitting that the final race had three teams fighting for the regatta win which was ultimately decided by less than half a bowsprit. Full Story and results

Billy Black photo of J22s
Coming Up Next!

The Sailing Season is going strong! We have many more days of sailing yet to go, a full schedule of adult lessons, racing and sailing events. The dock office is open seven days a week for private and group lessons and rentals. Take out a J/22!  There's a new "Try Sailing!" two-hour experience available for those who would like an introductory session. email the Dock Office 

Regatta season through October!
Aug. 26-28 49er North Americans
Sept. 3-4 MoY Classic Yacht Regatta
Sept. 8-11 The Foiling Week
Sept. 12-15 A Class Cat North Americans
Sept. 28 - Oct. 2 Melges 32 Worlds
Oct. 12-15 Red Bull Foiling Gen. US Qualifiers
Oct. 15 Sail for Hope
Sept. 19-22 Red Bull Foiling Generation Worlds
Sept. 22-23 SN Helly Hansen Members' Championships
Oct. 29-30 Halloween Howl

Volunteer for race committee: email Vincent

Online Sail Newport store featuring Helly Hansen  
Sail Newport-branded gear

Sail Newport branded gear is now available through Sail Newport's online store. Order Helly Hansen gear with your favorite sailing center's logo for men, women and kids. Items available include hats, beanies, utility tech shirts, jackets, fleece and other gear. Youth t-shirts available for your sailor(s).


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