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THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL —There’s Still Time to Learn to Sail

Hunter 140

At the Community Boating Center at India Point in Providence, students sail on a 14-foot Hunter 140.
The Providence Journal / Ruben W. Perez

There’s Still Time to Learn to Sail — August 2008
Bryan Rourke, Journal Staff Writer

Providence — It’s not too late in summer, or life, to learn. Sail.

You’ve still got time. And we’ve 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 you’ll find people renting them, and people teaching others the art — and pleasure — of sailing them.

“We think it’s a crime for anyone to live in the Ocean State and not learn how to sail,” said John O’Flaherty, 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. It’s 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 can’t help but put other issues in your mind aside. That is incredibly relaxing. People find it rejuvenating.”

For additional information contact:

John O'Flaherty
Executive Director
Community Boating Center
India Point Park, 109 India St., Providence, RI 02903
tel: 401.454.SAIL (7245)