Sail Newport shared with What’sUpNewp today that registration is now open for their award-winning summer Youth Program.

The public sailing center in Fort Adams State park offers a wide variety of programs for children ages 5-17 on beginner through advanced training levels.  According to Sail Newport, young sailors will learn how to rig a boat, boat handing, how to steer on their own, safety in and around the water and various points of sail and racing depending on skill level.

Sail Newport has Optimists, prams, LP Bugs, Hartlie 10s, RS Quests, Club 420s and J/22s. Certified instructors teach all skill levels. Sessions run one or two-weeks depending on the program. Financial aid is available.

Sign up before February 17 after which a waiting list is most likely. All information is online at

For more information, call (401) 846-1983.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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