A Sailing Trip from Rhode Island to Maine (Part 2)

A contribution from instructor Rob Lawnsby So what is it like cruising to Maine for a spell? In a word it is AMAZING. It has an amazing number of lobster buoys to avoid, amazing islands to poke around, amazing seafood to enjoy, and amazingly high tides! There are...

Instructor Interview: Mary Connaughton

Mary began sailing after taking one of our courses and is now an instructor here at our school. She tells us about her adventures on the seas and the things she love about sailing:       1. How did you first get into sailing? I took ASA 101 at a lake near my home...

A Sailing Trip from Rhode Island to Maine

A contribution from instructor Rob Lawnsby A summer trip to Maine is the dream of many Rhode Island sailors. So what is the reality and how difficult and involved is it? I write this as I sit at anchor in a quiet cove in Penobscot Bay.  I have now made this trip...

Instructor Interview: Rob Lawnsby

Rob has been a sailor for 40 years! He’s cruised all around the world living and loving life at sea and is now an instructor here at our school. He shares with us details of his sailing experiences and some essential tips for potential sailors: 1. How did you...

Instructor Interview: Bruce Millard

Bruce has been sailing since 10 years of age and is now an instructor here at our school. He shares with us some insightful details about himself and his experiences sailing: 1. How did you first get into sailing? My dad sailed all 4 seasons and I wanted to spend more...

Instructor Interview: Stanley Wharton

Stanley is one of our instructors here at the school. We asked him to answer a few questions about his background and experiences sailing: 1. How did you first get into sailing? A co-worked asked if I would like to go out for a sail on his boat. Ever since that sail,...

Instructor Interview: Lynn Oliver

Lynn started sailing as an adult and has cruised the Northeast extensively on her J-40 along with racing, deliveries and just “messing around” on boats anywhere she could. Let’s hear more about how she started sailing and how she thinks about the challenges out...

Instructor Interview: Mary Goff

Mary now runs and owns the school. Scheduling the classes, assigning the instructors, registering the students, paying the bills, and keeping up with the books is just PART of what Mary does. 1. How did you first get into sailing? I started sailing 32 years ago on my...

Instructor Interview: Bob Millard

Bob Millard, a Narragansett Sailing School Instructor, shares his tales of sailing, from early days to a weekly event to what new sailors must know: 1. How did you first get into sailing? When I was about 10 my dad, who used to sail as a kid when his family summered...
Nervous About Docking?..

Nervous About Docking?..

“I’m really looking forward to sailing, but docking makes me nervous…Okay, I got out of the slip, phew. It’s a beautiful day to sail, the wind is blowing, everyone is enjoying themselves… And now we have to go back. Ugh! That means I have to swing the boat back...