Summer 2024 Sailing Registration Details
Summer 2024 Sailing Registration will open on Wednesday, February 7 @10am. All Summer Sailing Details will be live on the website before the registration date.
Youth Summer Sailing, 1-week camps
Each session below includes Learn-to-Sail Beginner, Learn-to-Sail Intermediate, Water Sports Adventure, Tadpoles camps
$150 Water Sports Adventure
$310 Beginner & Intermediate Learn to Sail
No Multi-Activity discounts available.
URI Employees/Affiliates receives a 15% discount for all Sailing registrations. To receive this discount, please register IN PERSON at the Mackal Field House and present your URI ID. Discounts will not be applied online and refunds for this discount will NOT be given if done so.
Class transfers must be made no later than one week prior to the scheduled start date; provided space availability by emailing the Coordinator of Sailing.
Cancellations / Refund Policy
- No refund will be provided for Sailing and Kayak Memberships, one week after day of purchase.
- All cancellations requests must be made by submitting a Campus Recreation Refund Request form for each participant. A $25 Administration fee will be accrued for each program cancellation if made at least two weeks prior to the program start date. A 30% administration fee will be accrued if cancellation is made within two weeks of the scheduled start date.
SESSION 1: June 24 – June 27
SESSION 2: TBD
SESSION 3: July 8 – 11
SESSION 4: July 15 – 18
SESSION 5: July 22 – 25
SESSION 6: July 29 – Aug 1
SESSION 7: Aug 5 – 8
SESSION 8: Aug 12 – 15
Tadpole Camp, 9am-12pm
Ages: 6 & 7
A camp for the youngest of sailors, filled with sailing basics and age-appropriate outdoor ecology. Throughout the day, campers will engage in hands-on activities and sail on the bay. Prerequisites: Campers should be prepared to do a brief swim check while wearing a personal flotation device (PFD).
Learn-to-Sail Camp – Beginners, 9am-3pm
Campers will learn the basics of rigging, points of sail, sailing maneuvers, safety, and recovery in a safe, fun environment. Certified instructors lead a variety of land- and water-based activities designed to promote comfort and independence in the boat. This camp is open to all sailors looking for an introduction to sailing or to brush up on skills learned last year. Prerequisites: Basic swimming proficiency.
Learn-to-Sail Camp – Intermediate, 9:30am-3:30pm
This camp is a perfect follow-up to the Beginners Camp, or, an ideal choice for young sailors who are already comfortable with the basics. Following a review of nomenclature and basic rigging, safety, and sailing maneuvers, sailors will advance to on-the-water activities that consolidate existing skills and teach new ones during longer sails. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Beginners Camp. Able to right a capsized boat. Able to execute controlled tacks and jibes. Knowledgeable of basic sail trim. Ages 9-12 per Sailing Coordinator approval
Watersports Adventures, 1:00-3:30pm
Each week campers will explore the water from a variety of watercrafts, including kayaks, paddleboards, and possibly sailboats. Campers enjoy excursions to interesting locations along the waterfront as well as learning some STEM education lessons along the way.
Youth Private Instruction
Private lessons provide a one-on-one experience, and work well as a refresher, confidence builder, introduction to the sport of sailing, or are a perfect way to focus on improving specific skills and experience. Lessons are typically taught in 2-hour (min.) blocks, scheduled at a time that is convenient for the child, and based on instructor availability.
Learn to Sail–Beginners
Learn the fundamentals of sailing such as steering, sail trim, changing directions by tacking and jibing, reading wind patterns, nomenclature, knots, safety, and rules of the road in this 10-hour course. Beginners will sail the fleet of RS Quest dinghies. No prior sailing experience is needed.
Learn to Sail–Intermediate
The intermediate sailing class is for sailors with some sailing experience, especially those who have successfully completed the beginner course. The goal is to improve boat handling and sailing skills, with special emphasis on how the skills learned in the beginner course apply to larger, more powerful boats. Additionally, there is more emphasis on the marine rules of the road so that students can work towards having the skills and knowledge to successfully pass the URI Sailing Center skills check to be able to take a boat out on their own.
Adult Private Instruction
Private lessons provide a one-on-one experience, and work well as a refresher, confidence builder, introduction to the sport of sailing, or are a perfect way to focus on improving specific skills and experience. Lessons are typically taught in 2-hour (min.) blocks, scheduled at a time that is convenient for you, and based on instructor availability.
Questions? Connect with our Sailing Center Coordinator David.