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Instructor Interview: Kristin Walcott-Matthews

Kristin shares her sailing experiences and insights — and why ‘AGE’ is just a number in learning how to sail: 1. How did you first get into sailing? I started sailing 12 years ago when I was first dating my husband. He was on a race team up in Maine and I started tagging along…

Instructor Interview: Steve Klain

Steve Klain shares his experiences and insights from the water — and how sailing makes his soul happy! 1. How did you first get into sailing? I was fortunate to grow up in a town that had a sizeable lake that offered sailing camps during the summertime. A few weeks onboard a 12-foot Runabout with…

Instructor Interview: Dillon Coffey

Dillon Coffey joins the Narragansett Sailing School team of instructors. In the interview below, Dillon shares his background in canvas/sewing/upholstery: 1. How did you get into upholstery? I went to WyoTech in Pennsylvania back in 2011 for autobody. I took upholstery simply as an elective class. After finishing school, I found an opportunity in upholstery and…

Instructor Interview: Kat Alix-Gaudreau

Kat Alix-Gaudreau joins the Narragansett Sailing School team of instructors. In the interview below, Kat shares her background in sailing and how sailing is part of her life today: 1. How did you first get into sailing? I grew up sailing out of Edgewood Yacht Club with my family and spent my life mostly sailing…

Instructor Interview: Mike Desilets

Mike Desilets joins the Narragansett Sailing School team of instructors. We asked Mike about some of his experiences sailing; here’s what he had to share: 1. How did you first get into sailing? The first family boat was a Sea Snark our Dad acquired just to give us an opportunity to experience sailing. He had…

Broker Position

Wanna get paid for messin’ around with boats? How about a position where you get to do some deliveries, talk with lots of boat people, help sailors find their dream boat, and help the charter company turn their boats around? And get paid for it!! The Cruising Yacht Brokerage, based at Cove Haven, has so…

Instructor Interview: Carol Hesson

1. How did you first get into sailing? I started sailing as a child in our community sailing program. One of the best things about the program was that you had to learn to row a small boat before you were allowed to sail. Every day of my sailing life I am grateful that I…

Student Interview: Jeff Tirey

I started to live my dream on July 13, 2019, when I departed North Hero Marina on Lake Champlain, headed south to start cruising first in New England waters and then down to Florida and the Bahamas.  An overnight stop in Mallets Bay on Lake Champlain, allowed me to pick up my Champlain Canal crew…

Instructor Interview: Alexander Rush

Alex Rush is an instructor with Narragansett Sailing School and has sailed for decades. He joins us with a wealth of information and knowledge! Let’s hear a bit from Alex in this interview: 1. How did you first get into sailing? I started sailing at an early age. Starting with Dingy racing to going out…

Captain Rob’s Trip to the Bahamas 2021

~Captain Rob and First Mate Bea in Bahamas I have been planning this trip for a while. Covid was not going to get in my way! I left Rhode Island very late in the season, after Thanksgiving. Because of the late departure I had to make a lot of distance in a short time, and…

Diesel Demystified – An All-Women Diesel Class Experience

Lesley Davison of BoatU.S. Magazine joined us in the classroom for a diesel engine break down (figuratively and literally — and literally to put it back together). DOWNLOAD AS PDF TO READ (OR VIEW IMAGE BELOW)