New England Sailing Center
Jamestown, Rhode Island
| (401) 619-1697 |

New England Sailing Center offers beginner through advanced sail training from our Newport-Jamestown, Rhode Island location.

NESC teaches all levels of ASA certification training from Basic Keelboat to Cruising levels, Advanced Coastal Cruising, Catamaran certification, Offshore Passage Making, Coastal Navigation and Celestial Navigation, as well as endorsement levels for Celestial and Docking.

Considered by many to be the sailing capital of the world, Newport-Jamestown offers unsurpassed sailing conditions on Narragansett Bay. Sailors in training enjoy their beautiful surroundings while cruising scenic Newport Harbor and the many lovely harbors throughout the Bay.

Basic Keelboat courses are taught on J22s. Cruising courses are offered on monohulls ranging from 32 – 54 feet, that are designed for ease of training and chartering:
Aphrodite 101 (32 ft. with a tiller and inboard engine), Beneteau 39 (39 ft; 3 cabins/2 heads), Beneteau 43 (43 ft; 3 cabins/3 heads), Bavaria 46 (46 ft; 3 cabins/2 heads). Passage Making and Delivery courses are taught on a Hanse 548 (54 ft; 3 cabins/3 heads).

NESC’s cruising courses will take trainees to some of the most beautiful islands of New England including Block Island, Cuttyhunk, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket as well as many lovely and notable mainland harbors such as Bristol and Hadley Harbor.

American Sailing Certifications Offered

101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 108, 114, 117

Other Services Available

Women Only Courses, Couples Courses, Private Courses, Weekday Courses, Weekend Courses, Corporate Team Building Courses, ASA 'Challenges', Summer Camps for Kids, Day Sail Charters (member-only), Vacation Charters, Sunset Cruises, Sailboat Cruises, Racing Courses, Sail Trim Courses, Spinnaker Courses,

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • Evan is personable and extremely knowledgeable instructor. Very eager to answer any questions. Fun learning experience while spending time on the water in Jamestown. Would highly recommend to anyone regardless of skill.[read more]

    Dave - ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1

  • I was guided by the incredibly informative instructor, Evan, who let me sail around the Newport Bridge, practicing various sailing techniques while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Newport and Jamestown.[read more]

    Kate - ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1

Contact Information

New England Sailing Center

Address 47 Conanicus Ave.JamestownRhode Island02385United States
Phone (401) 619-1697
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