Registration for the Sail Newport’s 2017 Youth Sailing Programs, Rhode Island’s most sought-after summer sailing program, will close on February 19th, 2017.

The Youth Sailing Program has the goal of developing solid sailing skills, and to provide inspiration to young sailors, from the beginner to the advanced or racing sailor, with an emphasis on fun and safety.

On-line sign-up for the summer learn-to-sail program closes on February 19 at 5 p.m. An introductory course “Little Guppies” will be offered in August for five to 7-year-olds. One and two-week sessions will be available in various boats and for every skill level for ages 8 through 16. Financial aid is available.

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