New England Sailing Center  (NESC). Sailing school in Newport, RI.

Discover Sailing

Few sports provide the sense of pride, confidence and feeling of accomplishment like sailing. Learning and mastering sailing skills will provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment that you can enjoy alone or share with others. For those who unsure if they want to learn to sail, you can enjoy time on the water with our Discover Sailing options. These options provide you with opportunities to enjoy a sailing experience and to explore whether sailing is the right sport and lifestyle for you.

New England Sailing Center (NESC) is an accredited ASA training facility offering beginner through advanced sailing certification courses. We promote the sport of sailing and we hope you will enjoy our intro sessions or day sails and decide to pursue additional sailing experiences. We look forward to working with you on your sailing journey.

Contact us to check availability and to schedule your Discover Sailing experience.

Day Sail Experience

Intro to Sailing
New England Sailing Center (NESC)
Enjoy a 2 1/2 hour hands-on sail on a J22 or J24.
  • J22/J24 Intro to Sailing Description

Enjoy a 2 1/2 hour sail on a J22 or J24 keelboat with tiller 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. See a description of the J22 and J24 boats in the Frequently Asked Questions section of our Courses page.

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.

Contact us to schedule your Intro to Sailing experience.

Email: sail@NESailingCenter.com

Phone: 401-619-1697

  • Group Session Cost: $110 per person
Intro to Cruising
New England Sailing Center (NESC)
Experience a 2 1/2 hour hands-on sail on a cruising monohull.
  • Intro to Cruising Description

Experience hands-on sailing on a cruising monohull in the Newport Harbor. You can experience 2 1/2 hour day sails on a 39+ foot yacht for group and private sails.

Intro to Cruising is a great option for individuals, couples and families wanting to experience cruising while also gaining hands on experience. NESC holds up to two sessions daily including an afternoon sail and a sunset sail. Both group and private sessions are available with up to eight individuals per session.

Contact us to schedule your Intro to Cruising experience.

Email: sail@NESailingCenter.com

Phone: 401-619-1697

  • Group Session Cost: $125 per person
Newport Harbor Cruising Day Sail
New England Sailing Center (NESC)
Relax and be sailed for 2 1/2 hours around beautiful Newport Harbor.
  • Newport Harbor Cruising Day Sail Description

Relax and be sailed by a professional captain around beautiful Newport Harbor for 2 1/2 hours on a 39+ foot cruising yacht or catamaran.

This is a great option for individuals, couples and families wanting to experience an afternoon or sunset sail. NESC holds up to two sessions daily including both group and private sessions.

Contact us to schedule your Cruising Day Sail experience.

Email: sail@NESailingCenter.com

Phone: 401-619-1697

  • Group Session Cost: $125 per person (monohull), $150 per person (catamaran)
  • Inquire about private events.