• 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 curriculum options. 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
Directions: Getting to Us
Contact Form: Contact NESC

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.
  • Accelerated Bareboat Certification: Seven day Accelerated Bareboat Certification (ABC) course to complete a fast track program advancing from beginner to bareboat certification.
  • VHF Certification: One day, covering general rules for the use and operation of VHF radios, SARTs, and EPIRBs.
  • NESC Special-Late Booking Discount - basic keelboat sailing lesson in newport, ri

    NESC specials & events

    SPECIAL: Newport Booking Discount Opportunities

    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.

    • Weekday Bring a Friend: Basic Keelboat Course: Book one tuition and receive a 50% discount on the second tuition
    • August 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, and 31: Intro to Sailing: 15% discount
    • August 15-16: Basic Keelboat Course: 15% off two day course
    • August 24-25: Basic Keelboat Course: 15% off two day course
    • September 3-4: Basic Keelboat Course: 15% off two day course
    • August 11-15: International Bareboat Cruising Certification: 10% discount
    • August 21-25, 2017: Coastal Passage Making Course on Hanse 505: 10% discount
    • August 24-30: Catamaran – Accelerated Bareboat Certification: 10% discount
    • August 26-30: Catamaran – International Bareboat Cruising Certification: 10% discount
    • September 5-9: International Bareboat Cruising Certification: 10% discount
    • September 10-14: Catamaran – International Bareboat Cruising Certification: 10% discount


     
    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: Intro to sailing on J22/J24 (a 2 1/2 hour sailing experience)

    Enjoy a 2 1/2 hour sail on a J22 or J24 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 J22 and J24 both offer strength, stability and speed unmatched in a keelboat of their 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