Our Mission

The mission of this corporation shall be to provide instruction and access to recreational sailing and boating for all, with an emphasis on children, without regard to financial station.

The Community Boating Center will do so by providing programs designed to:

1) Build self-esteem
2) Broaden horizons
3) Advance environmental awareness

The Community Boating Center will nurture a true sense of community in which the diversity of the urban environment is respected and encouraged.

CBC Board of Trustees

Michael Dominguez — President
Providence Equity Partners

Paulette Carr
P.H. Carr Sculptors

Peter Gengler
UDM Land Sciences

Sam Hallowell
Van Liew Trust

Matthew Parker
Whelan, Corrente, Kinder, & Siket

Steven Prignano
McIntyre Tate, LLP

CBC Board of Directors

Matthew Parker — President
Whelan, Corrente, Kinder, & Siket

Patrick Carey — Vice President
CBC Member

Michael Rush— Secretary
US Trust

Brendan Donovan — Treasurer
CBIZ Tofias

Claude Bergeron
Nordson EFD

Tim Coggins

Kevin Cute
Coastal Resources Mgt. Council

Tom Evans
Contender U.S.

Steven Frazier
Stifel Nicolaus

Michael Mills
Jamestown Distributors

Mike Reuter
Medical Associates of Rhode Island

Andrew Bradford Emery Smith

Executive Director

John O'Flaherty


CBC began operating in 1994 by a group of local sailors who wanted to share their passion for sailing with others. They believed sailing should not be limited to the privileged few. Instead, they felt the joy, freedom, and responsibility of sailing should be available to everyone, regardless of income or background.

With this goal in mind, a shoestring budget, and a boatload of determination, they set out to create CBC. Little did they know this idea would grow to become the dynamic organization that is now CBC. Surprised too were they that CBC became their passion, their avocation, and their second job. "I can't - I have to do something for CBC", became their motto.

CBC's founders, many diehard volunteers, Board members, and staff have accomplished the following:

Please contact us at 401.454.SAIL (7245) or info@communityboating.com for complete details.