Instructor Interview: TJ Kowalczyk

Instructor Interview: TJ Kowalczyk

NSS Instructor TJ Kowalczyk tells us about his experience on the water as a sailor and instructor: 1. How did you first get into sailing? One spring day I was walking around Boston catching up with my cousin from out of town. We saw the sailboats gliding about the...
Instructor Interview: Thelma Brooks

Instructor Interview: Thelma Brooks

NSS Instructor Thelma Brooks tells us about her experiences on the water as a sailor and instructor: 1. How did you first get into sailing? Sailing was never really on my radar until I had the opportunity to sail on my cousin’s boat in Halifax Harbor, Nova Scotia...
Exploring ASA 101: Basic Sailing (Video Preview)

Exploring ASA 101: Basic Sailing (Video Preview)

Interested in getting into sailing, but don’t know where to start? Our Basic Sailing program is part of the American Sailing Association’s official curriculum, and it provides the perfect basis for anyone entering sailing to get started. No experience is...
A Recap of 2018 at Narragansett Sailing School

A Recap of 2018 at Narragansett Sailing School

We experienced a lot of exciting changes in 2018, and plenty of new and returning students! We wanted to share the short recap video below, featuring some of our favorite classes held throughout the year. Join us in the classrooms and on the water in 2019! The school...
Instructor Interview: Dirck Westervelt

Instructor Interview: Dirck Westervelt

NSS Instructor Dirck Westervelt inspires us with insights from his life of sailing and years of teaching: 1. How did you first get into sailing? I grew up on the water. My grandfather had a cruising powerboat and my mother had a sailboat. I had a sunfish when I was 9...
Instructor Interview: Jil Westcott

Instructor Interview: Jil Westcott

NSS Instructor Jil Westcott shared her experiences with us from sailing the waters, and years helping new and veteran sailors: 1. How did you first get into sailing? My parents sent me to sailing camp on Cape Cod when I was 9 years old. Absolutely loved the time on...
Instructor Interview: Ron McBain

Instructor Interview: Ron McBain

NSS Instructor Ron McBain shares experiences from the seas for new sailors and Old Salts: 1. How did you first get into sailing? I was in my mid 20’s when my parents invited me on a day sail aboard a chartered, wooden, 72’ schooner out of Camden Maine. The captain...
Instructor Interview: Dave Pelkey

Instructor Interview: Dave Pelkey

Dave Pelkey, NSS Instructor of several classes, shares his experiences and insights from the water and teaching sailors, new and veterans alike: 1. How did you first get into sailing? My father bought a Sandpiper 19 a long, long time ago. We learned to sail as a...
Instructor Interview: John Bell

Instructor Interview: John Bell

John Bell, ASA Instructor of the year 2016, shares his experiences and insights from years of sailing and teaching: 1. How did you first get into sailing? I fell in love with sailing reading Arthur Ransome’s “Swallows and Amazons” book series at age...