Narragansett Sailing School
Barrington, Rhode Island
| (401) 575-0964 |

We are a cruising oriented sailing school. We do not teach you to go fast. We embrace the tranquil aspects of sailing, focusing on safety, boat handling, and keeping the drama out of boating.

Our instructors have extensive sailing experience with an average age of 55 and plenty of years on the water. Most have cruised up and down the intracoastal waterway and beyond. We also have women-only courses taught by our female instructors.

Located in Narragansett Bay, we offer an ideal teaching area. We have tides and currents that can be felt, but not so much to be troublesome. Right outside our harbor are lighthouses and every kind of buoy, yet almost no hazards. It’s perfect for learning!

Morning winds are light but building up to 15 knots in the afternoon, allowing us to teach techniques in varying conditions. Outside our normal ASA courses, the most popular classes are boat mechanical & electrical systems, advanced docking, and diesel engine/boat systems. We have three different docking/close maneuvering courses including basic, advanced, and big boat. Lady instructors are ready to teach all our courses, including both mixed gender and women-only, including diesel!

Visit our website to see the classes we offer and availabilities today:

American Sailing Certifications Offered

ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1
ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
Learn to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions.
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
Learn basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.

Other Services Available

  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Day Sail Charters (member-only)
  • Flotillas
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sail Trim Courses


ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program - Sign Up Now >>

At ASA we recognize the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served or are serving in our country's armed forces. As a token of our appreciation, and our way of saying thank you, we are inviting veterans and active military personnel to share our passion for sailing by offering a discount on our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course. Narragansett Sailing School is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • My son and I have just recently completed Basic Sailing 101, Beginning Cruising 103, and Intermediate Cruising 104. We had an awesome experience in the classroom as well as on the water. All of our instructors were knowledgeable and well-connected.

    Paul Casello - ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising

  • After completing a 400nm circumnavigation of the DELMARVA peninsula and obtaining the ASA-106 certification from an excellent sailing school in Maryland, I knew something else was missing from my sailing toolkit.

    Antonio Chantre - ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising

  • Just wanted to let you know that Adrienne did a wonderful job with us on ASA 104 last weekend. her teaching style is very easy going, but she constantly shared her insights with us throughout the weekend. with a range of situation and weather "..."

    James Nicol - ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising

  • Had a fantastic time taking the Diesel Engine course this weekend. Removing all the various engine components by system, learning the system roles, then returning the parts to the various locations was a valuable exercise. "..."

    Andrea L - Narragansett Sailing School

Contact Information

Narragansett Sailing School

Address Cove Haven Marina 101 Narragansett Ave.BarringtonRI02806United States
Phone (401) 575-0964
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