Sailing Programs

Programs start this Spring

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One Burnside Street 

Bristol, RI, 02809 USA

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. 

Youth Programs

For ages 7-15, programs range from Spring & Fall to our Summer Seamanship Program.

Adult Programs

Never too old to learn! Join us throughout the summer for group or private lessons.

Rentals

Take out the worry of ownership with our hourly or seasonal rental program.


Youth Programs

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 & FALL YOUTH PROGRAM

Spring:

May 18 – June 10, Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:15-6:15pm. 4 weeks – $250

Fall:

September 8 – October 8, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:15-6:15pm, : 5 weeks – $275

YOUTH SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM

Camp Activities Highlights: Prudence Day, Sail to Hog Island, Awards & family BBQ, and family sail Fridays.Campers learn to sail on Herreshoff 12½s, Sea Sprites, Bullseyes, Hobie Cats & Bic O’pen

Sessions & Dates:

  • Session 1 – June 22 – June 26
  • Session 2 – June 29 – July 3
  • Session 3 – July 6 – July 10
  • Session 4 – July 13 – July 17
  • Session 5 – July 20 – July 24
  • Session 6 – July 27 – July 31
  • Session 7 – August 3 – August 7
  • Session 8 – August 10 – August 14
  • Session 9 – August 17 – August 21

Schedule & Fees:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:45 – 3:30
  • One Week Full Day – $350
  • 2nd Week Full Day – $325
  • 3rd + Weeks Full Day – $300

Note: Includes Family Membership

Instructor-In-Training Program:

Contact us to learn more

Scholarships Available

  • Contact us for details and applications
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Adult Sailing

Never too old to learn something new


Most Popular Classes: 

Learn to Sail with Beginner & Intermediate classes

Women’s Night

Family & Friends Sail

DATES & TIMES

Summer 2020

  • Beginner: Tues/Thur 5:30 – 8pm starting June 2 through August 20 OR Weekends 1:00-6:00
  • Intermediate: Mon/Wed 5:30 – 8pm starting June 2 through August 19 OR Weekends 1:00-6:00
  • Women’s Sail: Wednesdays 5:30 – 8pm starting June 3 through August 26
  • Family & Friends Sail: Weeknights 5:30-8pm starting May 18th

PRICES

Packages

  • Beginner & Intermediate: $275 for 6 weeknight classes or $300 for 2 weekend classes
  • Women’s Sail: $50 per class
  • Family & Friends Sail: $150 for up to 4 people

Note: All Packages expire at the end of the season.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private Lessons Available

  • Weekdays or Weekends
  • Rates are per person per lesson with a two hour minimum.

Sailboat Rental Program

Affordable Rentals


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!

Rentals

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

Book a Rental

Questions?

Kirk Cusic

Education Director

k.cusic@herreshoff.org 

401-253-5000 x 220


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