The Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation has provided the Jamestown Community with an opportunity to get out on the water and learn some sailing basics for more than a decade. Free Sailing takes place on Wednesday evenings from 4:30-6:30 from the Fort Getty Boat Ramp. No prior experience is needed. There is an instructor on each sailboat (mandatory).
Free Sailing will start back up in summer 2021.
Free Sailing takes place every Wednesday for five weeks starting the Wednesday after July 4th.
Free Sailing will be canceled if there are thunderstorms and/or heavy rain. If thunderstorms are imminent, we will cancel. There are no make-up free sailing days. Cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CISFSailing/
Waivers must be signed for each person who goes sailing. All who participate must be able to swim. Kids must be 5 years old or older to participate.
This program is open to all – ages 5- 105!
There can be a wait to go sailing.
Sailing times are dependent on the number of people waiting. 20 minutes is our target for the shortest amount of time each person will go sailing for.
What to Bring
If you have a life jacket, please bring one. CISF has life jackets on-site for use if you do not have one.
Please be prepared to get wet. Launching (getting started sailing) from the beach requires getting your feet wet to get onto the boats. Having a towel and maybe even a change of clothes is always nice for after sailing.
It is always cooler on the water. Having a sweatshirt or jacket is smart. Sailing cold is no fun! (The water isn’t usually warm until late July.)
We were, unfortunately, unable to hold free sailing this past summer due to cleaning and distancing protocols but we are looking forward to hopefully being able to offer it again in 2021! In our 2019 Free Sailing Season we were able to bring approximately 270 people sailing over the five weeks that we offered and we look forward to being able to do that again!
Thank you for a great 2019 Free Sailing Season! Approximately 270 people participated throughout the five weeks of free sailing offered.