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Next Class Starts This Spring — TBD

Step-up to the next level of challenge at CBC — keelboat sailing.

The Etchells is a big, fast, simple, stable, and sleek racing sloop that can be sailed competitively and in comfort by three or four average sailors. It can tack in 70 degrees and has a low wetted surface hull form that keeps moving in the slightest breeze. In 20+ knots it absolutely flies.

We’ll use this stable platform to teach a steady foundation of cruising principles and skills essential to extended day sailing trip planning.

Learn about:
- Basic navigation
- Weather
- Anchoring
- Cruise planning
- Keelboat handling characteristics

Graduates will qualify for Cruising Club privileges allowing extended DaySailer cruising time and range during open sailing.

Note: This boat will be used for instructional classes only. No open sailing privileges will be granted. Special day cruises may be organized at the discretion of the Director.

Learn more:
CBC Keelboat Cruising Class


John O'Flaherty
Executive Director
Community Boating Center
PO Box 5849
Providence, RI 02903
4 01-454-SAIL (7245)

Community Boating Center (CBC) is a non-profit, 501c3 recreational organization offering all members of the community an opportunity to sail. Located in India Point Park, CBC provides outreach, sailing lessons and affordable access to the Providence waterfront.