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.

COVID-19 Update

We are currently accepting applications for our adult evening lessons.
There has never been a more important time to offer healthy, outdoor activities to relieve stress, socialize, and provide much-needed fun, learning structure and exercise. Sailing and paddling are inherently social-distancing. Enhanced with new rules and procedures based upon best practices, we are open again in 2021 for another great season under the guidance and approval of our greatly appreciated state and local leadership.

NEW – Please Bring:
– Good Health – Do not come if you or are sick: COVID-19 Screening Tool
– Lifejacket (limited, assigned PFDs available): West Marine, MTI Lifejackets
– Backpack or duffel (labeled with name)
– Cloth face mask (worn indoors)
– Hand sanitizer
– Water bottle (filled with water)
– Sunscreen (not to be shared)
– Closed-toe shoes (no bare feet or flip-flops)

COVID-19 Considerations
Our evolving plan includes but is not limited to: Using single-handed (one-person) boats, health screenings and hand washing, cloth masks, regular disinfection of all surfaces, six-foot distancing, maximizing time outdoors, restricting mixing of groups and visitors, limiting sharing of materials and disinfecting them in between use, and small cohorts of students engaged in staggered, engaging outdoor activities. View our COVID-19 Control Plan.

Please share our many healthy, summer outdoor sailing and paddling lesson opportunities with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues looking to get outside, have fun, and enjoy an Ocean State adventure right in your own backyard.

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
  • Prerequisite: CBC membership, enthusiasm
  • Course goal: CBC Green rating for open sailing
  • Course fee: $335 (meets 2 days/ wk. for 3 wks.)

Sessions:

BG1-A1, 6/01 – 6/17, T/Th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
BG1-A2, 6/21 – 7/07, M/W, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
BG1-A3, 7/13 – 7/29, T/Th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
BG1-A4, 8/02 – 8/16, M/W, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
BG1-A5, 8/24 – 9/09, T/Th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
BG1-A6, 9/13 – 9/29, M/W, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!

Prefer paper? Download our application package

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
  • Prerequisite: CBC membership, Beginner I
  • Course goal: CBC Blue rating for extended sailing range
  • Course fee: $335 (meets 2 days/ wk. for 3 wks.)

Sessions:

BG2-A1, 6/22 – 7/08, T/Th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
BG2-A2, 7/12 – 7/29, M/W, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
BG2-A3, 8/03 – 8/19, T/Th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
BG2-A4, 8/23 – 9/08, M/W, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!

Prefer paper? Download our application package

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, 6/01 – 10/10, weekends, 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.

  • Prerequisite: CBC membership
  • Course goal: Quick check-out for experienced sailors
  • Course fee: $75 (check weekly postings for topics)

Weekly Sessions:

MIN, 6/28 – 8/20, Friday (1-day), 4:00 – 5:00 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
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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.