Club Member Benefits
New England Sailing Center (NESC) is pleased to provide you specials based on your club membership. Member’s immediate families are welcome to take advantage of club member discounted rates. We offer sailing instruction, certifications and charters out of Jamestown, RI and in the British Virgin Islands(BVI).
NESC is an accredited ASA training facility offering beginner through advanced sailing certification courses. Group and private courses are available to align with your learning preferences.
NESC offers bareboat charters for qualified sailors and skippered charters are also available. Charters can be scheduled for one or more days based on availability.
Contact us to check availability and to schedule your charter or sailing course.
Our Non-Certification Courses
Our Certification Courses
Frequently Asked Questions
Summary of courses
Non-certification. Three hour sail. Hands on keelboat experience sailing a J22 or J24
Non-Certification. Three hour sail. Hands on cruising on a 39 or 43 foot monohaul
Competent Crew Endorsement™
Non-certification. Day sail to week long options. Gain knowledge and skills to support qualified sailors
Basic Keelboat Certification
Prerequisites: None. Two-day course for members with some small boat experience but little to no formal training. ASA certification achieved: Basic Keelboat
International Bareboat Cruising Certification™
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Certification. Five-day course covering the Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Cruising Certification requirements
Accelerated Bareboat Certification™
Prerequisites: None. Seven day course that combines the two-day Basic Keelboat and five-day International Bareboat Cruising courses
Coastal Navigation Certification
Prerequisites: None. Eight hour classroom based course. Can be supplemented into the IBCC or ABC courses
Coastal Passage Making Certification
Prerequisites: Bareboat Cruising and Coastal Navigation. Five-day course sailing at least 50 nautical miles upon coastal waters
Offshore Passage Making Certification
Prerequisites: Bareboat Cruising and Coastal Navigation. For advanced sailors looking to experience deliveries and sailing distances from 600 - 800 nautical miles upon coastal waters
Prerequisites: None. Six hour classroom based course. Learn how onboard and handheld radios, EPIRBs, SARTs, AIS and DSC-enabled radios are used in marine communications
Prerequisites: Formal small keelboat training or equivalent experience. Four hours including certification exam. For those with strong keelboat skills but no formal certification
Bareboat Cruising Challenge
Prerequisites: Extensive cruising experience. One day including certification exam.
Charter Fleet Rates
Charter for an enjoyable day sail or to practice your sailing techniques.
Beneteau 39 available for instructional, crewed charters and bareboat charters.
Beneteau 43 available for instructional, crewed charters and bareboat charters.