• New England Sailing Center (NESC)
  • New England Sailing Center (NESC)
  • New England Sailing Center (NESC)
  • New England Sailing Center (NESC)
  • New England Sailing Center (NESC)

Welcome to New England Sailing Center

Sail with New England Sailing Center

Learn to Sail and Bareboat Charter in Newport, RI or the British Virgin Islands


Whether you want a memorable day sail experience, to advance your training and certification, or to charter a yacht, New England Sailing Center (NESC) offers a broad range of courses and sailing opportunities. Beginner through advanced sailors can join group or private training courses ranging from introductory to accelerated curriculums. New England Sailing Center (NESC) is an accredited US Sailing training facility.

For those new to sailing we offer Intro to Sailing experiences on Newport Harbor’s beautiful waters. Our qualified instructors and team members provide support and guidance to ensure you gain sailing knowledge, hands on experience and confidence while also enjoying your time on the water. Contact us for more information and to plan your course or schedule your non instructional day sail or charter.

Email: sail@NESailingCenter.com
Phone: 401-619-1697
Contact Form: Contact NESC

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US Sailing Certification and Courses

New England Sailing Center and US Sailing Certifications

New England Sailing Center is an accredited US Sailing training facility.


  • Competent Crew Endorsement:
  • Course for students and family members wanting to experience sailing without a detailed training regimen or certification. Participants can be as hands on as they would like to gain sufficient knowledge to support certified sailors for recreational sailing.

  • Basic Keelboat Certification:
  • Two day Basic Keelboat course teaching you the fundamental principles of sailing. Successful training completion qualifies you to sail an 18 to 27 foot keelboat in a safe, confident manner. You have the option to test for your US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification written exam at the conclusion of the course.

  • International Bareboat Cruising Certification:
  • Five day International Bareboat Cruising Certification (IBCC) course teaching you both theory and skill requirements on a cruising yacht. Successful training completion qualifies you to sail a cruising yacht up to 54 feet. You have the option to test for your US Sailing Basic Cruising and Bareboat Cruising certifications which provide you with International recognition of your qualifications.
  • Accelerated Bareboat Certification:
  • Seven day Accelerated Bareboat Certification (ABC) course for motivated students to complete a fast track program advancing them from beginner to bareboat certification. Successful training completion qualifies you to sail a cruising yacht up to 54 feet. You have the option to test for your US Sailing Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising and Bareboat Cruising certifications which provide you with International recognition of your qualifications.
  • Coastal Navigation Certification:
  • Eight hour Coastal Navigation theory course teaching you how to safely navigate a sailing yacht in coastal or inland waters. A combination of traditional techniques and electronic navigation systems will be covered. You have the option to test for your US Sailing Coastal Navigation certification at the conclusion of the course.
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  • NESC Special-Swan 57 Introduction

    NESC specials & events

    SPECIAL: Enjoy a Swan 57 Skippered Charter or Day Sail

    Enjoy a day sail or a multiple day skippered charter on a beautiful Swan 57 yacht. Swan Lake has an impressive inventory and is equipped for cruising and longer voyages.

    Please visit our detailed yacht charter information page for more information on the Swan 57 and pricing.

    Email: sail@NESailingCenter.com
    Phone: 401-619-1697
    Contact Form: Contact NESC

  • NESC Special-Late Booking Discount - basic keelboat sailing lesson in newport, ri

    NESC specials & events

    SPECIAL: Late Booking Discount Opportunities (15% off)

    New England Sailing Center is pleased to offer you openings within these upcoming courses. These opportunities can fill up quickly so contact us for availability or see our Specials and Events page for more details.

     
    Phone: 401-619-1697
    Email: sail@NESailingCenter.com
    Contact Form: Contact NESC

  • NESC Intro to Sailing 3-hour afternoon or sunset sail on Newport Harbor

    NESC specials & events

    SPECIAL: 2-for-1 intro to sailing on J24 (a three hour sailing experience)

    Enjoy a three hour sail on a J24 (24 foot keelboat with tiller) with New England Sailing Center and discover the principles of sailing. You can experience sailing while also having the option to gain hands on experience. The J24 offers strength, stability and speed unmatched in a keelboat of this size.

    Intro to Sailing is a great option for individuals that are trying to determine if sailing is right for them before taking the Basic Keelboat course. NESC holds up to two sessions daily in both group and private formats.

    Email: sail@NESailingCenter.com
    Phone: 401-619-1697
    Contact Form: Contact NESC