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Community Boating Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Thank You!


Driving Directions from I-95

- From I-95 South -Take exit 20, I-195 E.
- From I-95 North -Take exit 19, I-195 E.

- Take exit 2, India Point, from I-195 E.
- Turn right on India St.
- CBC is 1st bldg. on left. (green roof)

109 India St. (India Point Park)
Providence, RI 02903
401-454-SAIL (7245)
Please use PO Box 5849 for mailing.

Check out MapQuest for a detailed map of our location.

Questions? info@communityboating.com
Photography by Jim Egan

Making Sailing Affordable and Accessible in Rhode Island

In communities across the country, non-profit, public access sailing programs are making learning to sail and recreational boating affordable and accessible to ordinary folks.

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.

Today, our new boathouse, 60 boat plus fleet, and dedicated membership, positions CBC as an integral component to the success and growth of Providence's waterfront revival.

Founded as a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization, CBC offers a variety of opportunities that allow the general public to experience the thrill of sailing in upper Narragansett Bay.


Community Boating Center has been named as an officially Sanctioned US Sailing Community Sailing Center. US Sailing’s Community Sailing Sanctioning Program identifies those programs that are offering the highest level of boating education and public access. Programs of all types are eligible, provided they meet the specific guidelines set forth by the Community Sailing Council.

Organizations that are recognized enjoy increased visibility as some of the best facilities in the country. Additionally, US Sailing Sanctioned Community Sailing Centers are invited to participate fully in the governing process that molds, shapes and improves the quality and reach of US Sailing programs.