Instructor Interview: Rich Munson

Instructor Interview: Rich Munson

Rich Munson is the owner of Narragansett Sailing Charters and a lifelong sailor. He recently began teaching classes with us – so we’d love to introduce you to him if you haven’t met him yet!   1. How did you first get into sailing? I started...

Student Interview: Bill Kilbey

Bill Kilbey is a Narragansett Sailing School alumnus. We asked him about his experience sailing as someone fairly new to it! * * * When did you first start thinking about taking up sailing? What drove this idea in you? Two years ago. YouTube sailing channels.  ...

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...