About Us

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Sail Newport, Inc., founded in 1983, is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization. Sail Newport is home to New England's largest public sailing center and is considered Rhode Island's premier public sailing site.

Award winning instructional programs, fleets of rental boats and a prime one-design sailing facility equipped with hoists are just some of our features. The Dr. Robin Wallace Youth Sailing Center is the headquarters of Sail Newport's Youth Sailing Program serving hundreds of children each season.  Dinghy docks, ramp-launching, summer and winter storage, on-shore conveniences and ample free parking round out Sail Newport’s assets to recreational sailors. Located at picturesque Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Sail Newport offers easy and affordable access to sailing.

Sail Newport’s mission is to promote and operate affordable public sailing instruction, rental programs and to create opportunities to attract new sailors to the sport.

Office Hours

The Sail Newport Main Office and Activities Building is open year-round, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.

The Sail Newport Dock Office is open Memorial Day to Labor day, 7 days, 8:30am - 8:30pm, and through the end of October, 7 days, 9am - 5pm

The Sail Newport hoists are available any time the Dock Office is open, and by appointment only outside of those hours.


Brad Read, Executive Director

Kim Cooper, Marketing Director

Carole Corriveau, Director of Philanthropy

Kim Hapgood, Program Director

Hannah Lasorsa, Office Assistant

Tom Lasorsa, Operations Manager

Nick Mauprivez, Storage Coordinator

Katie Barker, Membership Director, Accounting

Emily Greagori, Events and Sales Manager

Matt Duggan, Regatta Manager

Nick Ewenson, Race Programs Manager

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There's only one thing we like more than sailing, pictures of sailing! We wish to thank our vastly talented group of photographers for the beautiful images you see on our site, social media channels and marketing materials.

Onne van der Wal

Billy Black

Cory Silken

Matt Cohen

Rodrigo Fernandez