Adult Weekend 1-Day FastTrack

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 weekend 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 look forward to opening as soon as possible under the guidance and approval of our greatly appreciated state and local leadership.

NEW – Please Bring:
– Good Health – Do not come if you 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 at drop-off/pick-up and restroom use): Sailing neck gaiters
– 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. Build your lesson plan today — enjoy it for a lifetime.

Learn Sailing Right - Beginner

Fast Track I
Weekend Beginner Class

This one-day accelerated class is a more intense version of Beginner Sailing I, introducing new sailors with limited time to day sailing skills. This full day session is your passport to hit the water fast. Breaks for lunch and demos.

  • On-the-water, taught in 14’ RS Quests, Class limit 6
  • Prerequisite: CBC membership, busy schedule
  • Course goal: Fast Track to CBC Green rating for open sailing
  • Course fee: $395 (meets 1 full day with max. personal attention)

Sessions:

FTK-A1, 5/30, Saturday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM* – REGISTER NOW!
FTK-A2, 6/13, Saturday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM* – REGISTER NOW!
FTK-A3, 6/27, Saturday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM* – REGISTER NOW!
FTK-A4, 7/11, Saturday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM* – REGISTER NOW!
FTK-A5, 7/25, Saturday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM* – REGISTER NOW!
FTK-A6, 8/08, Saturday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM* – REGISTER NOW!

*Note: Lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.
Prefer paper? Download our application package

Learn Sailing Right - IntermediateFast Track II
Weekend Skills Building

This full day of dedicated learning will reinforce the basics learned in FastTrack I (or previous sailing experience). Moving forward quickly, we’ll master the skills of upwind, boat handling, and controlled gybes. Breaks for lunch and demos.

  • On-the-water, taught in 14’ RS Quests, Class limit 6
  • Prerequisite: CBC membership, FastTrack I or Director approval
  • Course goal: Fast Track to CBC Blue rating for open sailing
  • Course fee: $395 (meets 1 full day with max. personal attention)

Sessions:

FT2-A1, 6/06, Saturday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM* – REGISTER NOW!
FT2-A2, 6/20, Saturday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM* – REGISTER NOW!
FT2-A3, 8/01, Saturday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM* – REGISTER NOW!
FT2-A4, 8/15, Saturday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM* – REGISTER NOW!

Note:
*Lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Prefer paper? Download our application package

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, 5/26 – 10/11, weekends, 1:30, 3:30, & 5:30 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.