Adult Evening Lessons

Sail All Season!

CBC sailing lessons allow you to learn an exciting new sport, advance your skill level, meet new people, or just experience the peace and relaxation that only sailing has to offer.

Choose the Session(s) Right for You

Although membership to CBC is required to take lessons, access to our boats is completely FREE for adults upon lesson completion. Our multiple sessions make it easy to create a custom, progressive learning schedule, or mesh with your work/vacation plans.

Adult Summer Classes

Our adult lesson format offers great opportunities for learning and growth with a highly structured curriculum that allows stepped progression through a variety of opportunities for beginner, racing or cruising minded sailors.

Our multiple sessions make it easy to create a custom, progressive learning schedule, or mesh with your work/vacation plans. Adult lessons are offered in pre-season, and six (6) summer sessions throughout the sailing season. Most classes are offered on Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs. Build your lesson plan today — enjoy it for a lifetime.

Learn Sailing Right - BeginnerBeginner Sailing I

Enjoy an Ocean State sailing adventure — right in your own backyard! Have fun, learn a lifetime skill, and meet new people. If you enjoy the outdoors, wind in your face, and the sound of moving water, this class is your link to the sailing world. Learn safety, rigging, sail trim, and steering. Once confident in sailing basics, you’re ready to advance to Beginner II.

  • Classroom and on-the-water, taught in 14’ RS Quests, Class limit 18
  • Prerequisite: CBC membership, enthusiasm
  • Course goal: CBC Green rating for open sailing
  • Course fee: $290 (meets 2 days/ wk. for 3 wks.)

Sessions:

BG1-A1, 5/14 – 5/30*, M/W, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
BG1-A2, 5/15 – 5/31, T/TH, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
BG1-A3, 6/04 – 6/20, M/W, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
BG1-A4, 6/26 – 7/12, T/Th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
BG1-A5, 7/16 – 8/01, M/W, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
BG1-A6, 8/07 – 8/23, T/Th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!

Note:
*BG1-A1 no class 5/28 (Memorial Day) Make-up, TBD.

Learn Sailing Right - IntermediateBeginner Sailing II

Progress to more refined sailing skills. The underlying approach in all classes is to ensure that students enjoy both the challenge and fun of sailing and to instill the principals of sailing safety, confidence, and self-reliance. We’ll reinforce the basics learned in Beginner I, and master the skills of upwind sailing, boat handling, and heavy-air techniques.

  • Classroom and on-the-water, taught in 14’ RS Quests, Class limit 18
  • Prerequisite: CBC membership, Beginner I
  • Course goal: CBC Blue rating for extended sailing range
  • Course fee: $290 (meets 2 days/ wk. for 3 wks.)

Sessions:

BG2-A1, 6/05 – 6/20, T/Th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
BG2-A2, 6/25 – 7/11*, M/W, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
BG2-A3, 7/17 – 8/02**, T/Th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
BG2-A4, 8/06 – 8/22, M/W, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!

Note:
*BG2-A2 no class 7/4 (4th of July)
**BG2-A3 no class 7/19 due to Renaissance Regatta. Make-up, TBD.

Laser PicoPerformance Sailing – Wednesday Night Racing

Friendly, fun, and fast racing is the best way to advance your skills. We take pressure-to-perform out of the mix with an emphasis on fun. This coaching oriented class coincides with Wednesday Night Racing, a qualifying series to represent CBC members in our Renaissance Regatta.

  • On-the-water, taught in Laser Picos, Class limit 12
  • Prerequisite: CBC membership, Beginner II, FastTrack II, or Director approval
  • Course goal: CBC Yellow rating
  • Course fee: $50 (meets Wed. only for 2 wks.)

Sessions:

PFS-A1, 6/27 – 7/04*, Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
PFS-A2, 7/11 – 7/18, Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
PFS-A3, 7/25 – 8/01, Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
PFS-A4, 8/08 – 8/15, Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!

Note:
*PFS-A1 no class 7/4 (4th of July)

Maine Cat 30Catamaran Cruises

Step-up to the luxury and comfort of our 30’ Maine Cat catamaran. You’ll enjoy an unmatched view of the Providence skyline, tugboats, tankers, and maybe a lighthouse – hosted by a USCG licensed Captain.

  • On-the-water, taught in our Maine Cat 30, Class limit 6
  • Prerequisite: CBC membership, aptitude for luxury
  • Course goal: Intro to catamaran sailing
  • Course fee: $50 (meets 1 day only – bring a snack to share)

Sessions:

CAT-A1, 6/29, Fri. (1-day), 4:00 – 6:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
CAT-A2, 7/13, Fri. (1-day), 4:00 – 6:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
CAT-A3, 7/27, Fri. (1-day), 4:00 – 6:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
CAT-A4, 8/10*, Fri. (1-day), 4:00 – 6:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!

Note:
*Additional dates added upon demand.
Ask about our day sail and sunset sail opportunities for CBC members!

Learn Sailing Right - Beginner

Challenge Tests

All members must pass an on the water skills test to sail or paddle each type of boat* you wish to sail. Students will be evaluated in class.

  • On-the water, boat of your choice (*excluding keelboats)
  • Prerequisite: CBC trial membership, Proficiency (pre-screening evaluation given)
  • Course goal: Quick check-out for experienced sailors
  • Course fee: FREE quick check-out for experienced boaters

Weekly Sessions:

CHG, 5/29 – 10/07, everyday, 1:30, 3:30, & 5:30 PM

Mini-Courses

Join us for a weekly review of gear, rigging, and basic boat handling including tacking, gybing, starting, stopping, docking, rules, and safety.

  • Classroom and on-the water
  • Prerequisite: CBC membership
  • Course goal: Quick check-out for experienced sailors
  • Course fee: FREE (check weekly postings for topics)

Weekly Sessions:

MIN, 5/30 – 8/01, Wed. (1-day), 5:30 – 6:00 PM

Private Lessons

Available at $75/ hr. with a required two-hour minimum per session.*. Each session is tailored to your unique needs. Suggested topics:

  • Learn-to-Sail – Flexible schedule to help live your sailing dream
  • Paddling Basics – Intro to sit-on-top kayaks and paddling strokes
  • Refresher – Jump start your season with a rigging/sailing review
  • CONTACT CBC

Note:
*All private lessons must be scheduled with the Director.

Please Note:

All class times and fees subject to change without notice.
All sailing and paddling privileges subject to weather and equipment availability.