Adult Sailing Program
The KESTREL Program (also described under "Harbor Tours and KESTREL" at left)
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS:
"Thank you so much for your hard work this summer and that of your staff. Our daughter had a wonderful time. She truly enjoyed it. You guys have lit a spark in her which is wonderful to see. Thank you"
"Thank you for offering a great program. We look forward to joining you next year."
"Our son attended the Herreshoff Seamanship Program this past summer (for the entire summer) and had an amazing time. Richard Feeny and his staff made our son's experience safe and fun – he finished the summer with an entire new skill set (sailing, knots, etc) and increased confidence. As parents, there is not much more we could ask for and that is what caused us to make this contribution."
Seamanship and Sailing Programs 2013
Students in the Herreshoff Institute Seamanship Program
1 & 2 Sailing a Herreshoff 12 1/2 3. Sailing our good will ambassador KESTREL
Our mission is to teach seamanship and sailing with the goal of promoting self-reliance, responsibility, and accountability both on and off the water. We are offering daytime youth sessions for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students aboard the historic Herreshoff 12 ½'s and the Fishers Island 31 KESTREL. Evening adult classes will utilize the same fleet. In addition, we now offer family sailing classes and private lessons.
Youth Sailing Classes in iconic, antique, Herreshoff 12½s built in Bristol between 1914 and 1939.
Students 7-17 years old can choose from the list below. Additional weeks and siblings merit 15% discount.
SEAMANSHIP AND SAILING PROGRAM SCHEDULE
These 2-week sessions have classes for beginners, intermediate, and advanced students:
Session I – June 24 – July 5 (no class July 4th)
Session II – July 8 – July 19
Session III – July 22 – August 2
Session IV – August 5 – August 16
o Half Day Class: Monday – Friday…………...……$300/2 week session $555 for two sessions
9:00 am - 12:00 for first and second year students (Beginners)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm for third year and beyond (Intermediate)
o Full Day Class: Monday – Friday………………$540/2 week session
From 09:00 – 4:00 pm with ½ day afloat and ½ day ashore in the museum, boat shop, and/or classroom.
This class uses US Sailing's REACH curriculum and combines elements of our in-school programming,
Mentorship Program, and Summer Seamanship Program.
For all levels -- students grouped by experience.
o Alternate Days Classes for Intermediate and Advanced Students
Monday & Wednesday 9 am – 4 pm (optional Friday)….…$350/2 week session (2nd session $295)
Tuesday & Thursday 9 am – 4 pm (optional Friday)………$350/2 week session (2nd session $295)
NEW OPTIONS - FOR FIRST AND SECOND YEAR SAILORS
Prudence Seamanship Camp - August 5-9 runs 9am - 4pm $300
Patience Seamanship Camp - August 12-16 runs 9am - 4pm $300
Hope Seamanship Camp - August 19-23 runs 9am - 4pm $300
Occasionally, optional sailing trips to the islands of Narragansett Bay in a variety of boats, and other special events,
such as visits to Battleship Cove or sailing on visiting schooners will be offered and are included in tuition.
~ Need-based scholarships are available; please inquire. ~
If you would like to learn more about this unique program you can contact Richard Feeny at (401) 253-5000.
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Junior Instructor Sailing Class
For advanced junior sailors seeking to become sailing instructors, we offer training with one of our senior instructors in a variety of boats. Students are expected to enroll in advanced class on alternate days and be trained as a junior instructor on the other days. Will include RI mandatory motorboat operators permit. Students may choose any two-week period for classes.
ADULT SAILING CLASSES
Fridays 5:30 - 8:30 pm
June 21 - August 23
Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30pm
June 18 - August 15
$340/person for one day per week
Mondays 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Come sail with your children aged 5 and older.
Tuition: $325/session for two people + $90 for each additional student
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Private lessons are available on evenings and weekends.
Please contact Richard Feeny at email@example.com to make arrangements. Prices begin at $45/hour.
Private Instruction: Two-hour minimum
Rates: Member Non-Member
Weekday: $45/hour $65/hour
Weekend: $58/hour $78/hour
Rowing Adventures Times and Fees
Step aboard the 32 feet long rowing gig Voyager
. Our entry level class will be “Harbor Rowing”, an introduction to open water rowing - learn the techniques, fitness, teamwork and seamanship of gig rowing. These are 1/2 day classes and will include time in the Herreshoff Museum, boat shop, and in the classroom. This gig has sliding seats for 6 people. Ocean Rowing Adventures will be offered through Dharma Voyage.
Harbor Rowing Register by downloading the Seamanship registration form here.
June 24 – July 5 ($300), July 8 – July 19 ($300), July 29 – August 2, August 5 – 9, August 12 - 16
Morning ½ Day class Monday – Friday 9 AM – 12 PM $150/week
Afternoon ½ Day class Monday – Friday 1 PM – 4 PM $150/week
Three expeditions will be offered through Dharma Voyage.
Register with Dharma Voyage.
The KESTREL Program
Luke Rein on Kestrel; Museum Educator, Richard Feeny chats with young sailors before boarding; KESTREL starts a race Photos by: Mary Feeny
KESTREL Seamanship Program: (Kestrel is a 1927 Fishers Island 31; 43’ LOA)
We are proud to offer unique overnight trips for teenagers (and adults) aboard KESTREL, the Museum’s flagship, again this year. Our basic trips will depart every Monday and Thursday returning in the afternoon of the next day. Each trip will include meals and lodging aboard in a nearby cove of Narragansett Bay. These trips include instruction in seamanship skills such as navigation or coastal piloting, reefing, and anchoring. The KESTREL program promotes safety at sea and near-coastal cruising. Standing watch aboard will inspire and motivate youth to study navigation, seamanship, and naval architecture.
S A I L K E S T R E L T H I S Y E A R
KESTREL, one of fourteen famous Fishers Island 31s, is the flagship of the Museum, a traveling exhibit, and our good-will ambassador. KESTREL is available for day sails this fall and overnight visits to islands of the Bay. Call today to schedule an unforgettable sailing experience which also makes a great gift. These trips are available through October at the rate of $100 for adults, with group discounts available.
Designed by Sidney and Nat Herreshoff, built by the Herreshoff Mfg. Co. beginning in 1927 and known for their excellent sailing characteristics, the Fishers Island design is a successful adaptation of Nathanael G. Herreshoff's Newport 29.
Set Sail in Bristol Harbor and Naragansett Bay with our sailing master/captain and crew. KESTREL is available for regatta charters, full and half-day sails, sunset sails, weekend and overnight charters.
S P R I N G S P E C I A L : $100/person for 2 hours - includes refreshments (vaild for spring and fall)
Half-day charter: $800
Full Day Charter: $1500
Day Sails: Up to 6 guests
Overnight Charters: Up to 4 guests
Port: The Herreshoff Marine Museum, Bristol, Rhode Island
For More Information or to schedule your next unforgettable excursion contact Richard Feeny: 401.253.5000 x 22 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of its ongoing mission, the Herreshoff Marine Museum/ America's Cup Hall of Fame offers a variety of educational programs throughout the year. These include our sailing school, which instructs adults and youth in seamanship; Our 5th, 7th, and 9th grade curriculum enrichment lessons; the after-school program in the Boat Shop; the KESTREL Program; and senior project guidance and supervision. The Herreshoff Institue would like to thank the following supporters for making these programs possible:
Roger Williams University