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2019 Herreshoff Summer Sailing Program 

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The Herreshoff Marine Museum offers unique & interactive youth and adult sailing classes for the summer and fall. The mission of the Herreshoff Seamanship Program is to teach the art of seamanship and the principles of sailing, with an emphasis on excellent instruction, as well as the design, beauty, and unique features of these classic vessels.  All classes are taught on our Herreshoff 12 ½s – 16 foot wooden sloops with jib, main & spinnaker – or our Sea Sprite 23s on the Narragansett Bay.  Class sizes are limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. 



SPRING & FALL YOUTH PROGRAM: 

Fun after-school sailing program for youth of all abilities, age 7-15. Taught on our sailing school fleet of keel boats ranging in size from 16' to 23'. 

  • Spring: May 13 – June 5, 4:15-6:15pm, Mondays & Wednesdays 
    • Spring – 4 weeks - $250
  • Fall: September 10 – October 10, 4:15-6:15pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays
    • Fall – 5 weeks - $275

YOUTH SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM: 


Sessions & Dates:
  • Session 1 – June 17 - June 21
  • Session 2 – June 24 - June 28
  • Session 3 – July 1 - July 5*
  • Session 4 – July 8 - July 12
  • Session 5 – July 15 - July 19
  • Session 6 – July 22 - July 26
  • Session 7 – July 29 - August 2
  • Session 8 – August 5 - August 9
  • Session 9 – August 12 - August 16
Class
Hours
One Week Fee   
2nd Week Fee   
3rd+ Week Fee   
Additional Fees
Full Day
8:45 - 3:30
$335
$300
$275
None: Includes Family Membership
Instructor-in-Training  
8:45 - 3:30
 
 
 
Please contact the Education Director to Apply

*No Class on July 4th

Camp Activities Highlights: Prudence Day, Sail to Hog Island, Awards & family BBQ, and family sail Fridays.
Campers learn to sail on Herreshoff 12
½s, Sea Sprites, Bullseyes, Hobie Cats & Bic O'pen

Scholarships available *Contact Kirk Cusic for details & applications*
 

ADULT PROGRAM: 

 
 
Dates & Prices: 
Class
Dates
Dates & times*
Fees
Beginner
June 3 - August 22 
Tues, Thurs: 5:30-8:00
Sat, Sun: 1:00-6:00
$275 for 6 weeknight classes
$300 for 2 weekend classes
Intermediate
June 3 - August 22
Mon, Wed: 5:30-8:00
Sat, Sun: 1:00-6:00
$275 for 6 weeknight classes
$300 for 2 weekend classes
Women’s Sail
June 3 - August 22
Wednesdays: 5:30-8:00  
$50/class or
$200 for 4 classes
Family & Friends Sail 
May 15 - Sept 15 Week Nights: 5:30-8:00 $150 for up to 4 people

*Classes start on a rolling basis throughout the season. Click Here to see the full schedule of classes. 

All class packages expire at the end of the season.

Private Lessons Available – Weekdays or Weekends – Rates are per person per lesson (two hour minimum)
 

SAILBOAT RENTAL PROGRAM:

  • Affordable hourly/seasonal rates
  • Unlimited FREE guests 
  • Stable, seaworthy, & easy to sail boats!
  • Seasprite Racing Season Charter available

Take part in our unique rental program of our Herreshoff 12½s and fiberglass boats! All boats utilized in the Sailing School are available for rental. Participants must join the Museum at the Columbia level and take a checkout sail with a sailing instructor to demonstrate sailing ability. Have a great summer sailing without all the hassle of boat ownership! Questions? Contact Kirk Cusic, Education Director

Sailboat Rental Form


Contact Info:

k.cusic@herreshoff.org or 401-253-5000 x 220
 


Photo credits: Maria Burton Photography and East Bay Newspaper

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