COVID-19 Update

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members,

We can’t change the wind – but we can adjust our sails…

While we have decided to temporarily close our facility in Providence in response to COVID-19, Community Boating Center (CBC) summer camp registration is available online and our staff is equipped to answer any questions you may have via phone or email.

We need your help! Please share our many healthy, summer outdoor youth sailing and paddling camps and lesson opportunities with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues with kids (and adults) looking to get outside, have fun, and enjoy an Ocean State adventure right in your own backyard.

Although CBC is not offering after-school programs at this time, we are closely monitoring our charter school and PPSD partners’ plans and will do our best to keep you posted of our schedules for the start up of the spring and/or summer sailing seasons.

Additionally, to ensure the safety of all our employees and due to the requirements set forth by local and state municipalities regarding public gatherings we are suspending CBC facility rentals and events until further notice.

We will continue to “adjust our sails” and update you as this current public health crisis evolves. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Stay safe and healthy,

John O’Flaherty
Executive Director
Community Boating Center

401-454-SAIL (7245)

COVID-19 Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH):

Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE):

United Way:

City of Providence website:

Providence Public Schools website:

STEMcation Video

Community Boating Center Hosts US Sailing Reach “STEMcation” Students During Volvo Ocean Race

ReachCommunity Boating Center hosted youth sailors for a day of sailing and STEM in Providence as part of the US Sailing Reach STEMcation program at the Volvo Ocean Race.

Watch the Video:

Two US Sailing Reach Initiative students from the Kauai Sailing Association (Hawaii), two students from Endeavour Community Sailing (Bermuda), and two local students from New Bedford were selected to participate at the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover for a four-day STEM/sailing experience of a lifetime. They visited Zim Sailing (Bristol, R.I.), International Yacht Restoration School – IYRS (Newport, R.I.), Roger Williams University’s Mount Hope Bay Sailing and Education Center (Bristol, R.I.), Community Boating Center in Providence (R.I.) and New England Science & Sailing (Stonington, Conn.).

20% Off US Sailing!


US Sailing MVP Program

The Community Boating Center (CBC) has announced a great membership discount opportunity for you and an easy way to help CBC through our friends at US Sailing.

Exciting sailing events, interesting seminars and first-rate sailing programs are some of the many benefits we enjoy at CBC.  They are as much a part of club life as great food, parties, and a beautiful location – all in the company of good friends and family.

Many of the learning and sailing opportunities we enjoy at CBC are made available to us by US Sailing, a non-profit, member supported organization.  They are a valuable resource and their programs are essential to our club.  US Sailing is committed to building participation at the local level, and we can help them do so.

US Sailing and CBC are partners through the US Sailing MVP Program.   While CBC has always utilized a breadth of US Sailing resources, our decision to join the MVP Program will introduce even more valuable programs and services to our members, as well as savings on program materials and US Sailing membership fees.

Every US Sailing member contributes to the programs that we enjoy at CBC.  We are all “US Sailing” and I encourage you to join me and every US Sailing member by becoming a member and investing in a thriving future for our sport.

John O’Flaherty, Executive Director of CBC, commented “When you join US Sailing through our MVP Program, you get up to 20% off the price of a US Sailing Membership. Plus Community Boating Center gets up to 20% of your membership dues in our US Sailing MVP account to help pay for things like youth instructor training and learning materials for our youth sailors. There is NO cost to become an MVP member to benefit Community Boating Center.

Yep, you get up to 20%. We get up to 20%. There is no additional cost to you — join today!”

You can join online at our unique CBC MVP Link.

Community Boating Center (CBC) is a non-profit, 501c3 recreational organization offering all members of the community an opportunity to sail and paddle. Located in India Point Park, CBC provides outreach, sailing lessons and affordable access to the Providence waterfront. Gifts of cash or property to CBC may be treated as charitable donations for Federal Tax purposes.