Living Aboard During the Corona Pandemic

A contribution from instructor Rob Lawnsby The ultimate social distancing is living on a boat with a month’s worth of food and anchoring in isolated coves. Sounds like a good idea. Our 35’ sailboat is in New Bern, North Carolina and our new houseboat is in the water...

Student Interview: Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson is one of our former students. We asked him to answer a few questions about his experience with our sailing classes! * * * When did you first start thinking about taking up sailing? What drove this idea in you? I was in college, very stressed. I went to...
Student Interview: Chris Stefaniak

Student Interview: Chris Stefaniak

Chris Stefaniak is one of our former students. We asked him to answer a few questions about his experience with our sailing classes! * * * When did you first start thinking about taking up sailing? What drove this idea in you? As a third generation sailor, I grew up...
New Year’s Sailing to North Carolina

New Year’s Sailing to North Carolina

Rob Lawnsby here enjoying the winter living aboard in New Bern, North Carolina. I wanted to write a piece about the trip down here from Barrington, Rhode Island and it can be summed up as miserable. Too much wind and uncomfortable waves plus chilly temperatures made...

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,...