THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL Theres Still Time to Learn to Sail
At the Community Boating Center at India Point in Providence, students sail
on a 14-foot Hunter 140.
The Providence Journal / Ruben W. Perez
Theres Still Time to Learn to Sail August 2008
Bryan Rourke, Journal Staff Writer
Providence Its not too late in summer, or life, to learn. Sail.
Youve still got time. And weve still got wind and water. All you need is know-how, and perhaps a boat. Find it.
Look near the ocean: Providence, South Kingstown, Newport and Fall River. Where you find people sailing boats is where youll find people renting them, and people teaching others the art and pleasure of sailing them.
We think its a crime for anyone to live in the Ocean State and not learn how to sail, said John OFlaherty, executive director of the Community Boating Center in Providence.
The sailing season for some places runs through Labor Day weekend; others through the end of September. Its not too late to liberate your mind from stress.
There is a sense of freedom in sailing, said Kim Hapgood, program director at Sail Newport. You cant help but put other issues in your mind aside. That is incredibly relaxing. People find it rejuvenating.
For additional information contact:
Community Boating Center
India Point Park, 109 India St., Providence, RI 02903
tel: 401.454.SAIL (7245)