Remember last New Year’s when you resolved to try new things? Could sailing, kayaking, and paddling be your new things? Here’s an opportunity to have fun while doing good. The Community Boating Center (CBC) can make that happen. Dues and donations support memberships for local disadvantaged youth, many of whom have never gotten out on the bay. CBC’s core mission is to provide instruction and access to recreational sailing and boating for all, with an emphasis on children, without regard to financial situation.
Several years ago, it struck a group of local sailors that the people of Rhode Island should have access to a community boating program. Organized and implemented entirely by volunteers, this visionary plan was set into action. The Community Boating Center (CBC) at Providence’s India Point Park opened in June 1994 with a small fleet of boats, a few docks and a boat storage shed built largely with donated materials and volunteer labor.
We are a little late on posting this, but there are still sessions for the various Youth Sailing classes open.
CBC is the only Rhode Island program north of Newport that offers the general public boating lessons and access to boats for recreational sailing and paddling. Members can use sailboats or kayaks on evenings and weekends for a very affordable seasonal fee.
Their Renaissance Regatta Fundraiser is coming up on Thursday, August 17.
Renaissance Regatta, CBC’s signature fundraiser, is your opportunity to celebrate all that CBC accomplishes every year. NEW – This year’s Renaissance Regatta & Celebration features an end-of-season, summer camp awards ceremony & reception. All CBC Sailing/EcoAdventure campers from all sessions, adult members, friends, family (sail with your child!), guests and sponsors from the entire summer season are invited!
Can’t make the fundraiser? Then share your passion for sailing with youth who deserve a chance to experience Narragansett Bay and donate now!
Community Boating Center, 109 India Street, (directions), 401.454.SAIL (7245)
Pretty sure these are skiffs.