Rob Swain Sailing School Intro to Sailing


Gilligan doesn’t have anything on you. At least, after you sail away with a one or two day sailing class with Rob Swain Sailing School.

Get lost at sea – well, not literally – with an intro to sailing course that teaches the sailing basics on a 24-foot keelboat. Sail away after in-classroom and on-water lessons that challenge all levels of sailing experts, where terminology, knots, theory and boat parts are explored. At the end of two days and eight hours of training on the water you’ll get the chance to take a basic keelboat written exam for certification (for an added $75 fee), and sail away on your own.  

It’s adventurous, it’s romantic and it sure beats another Saturday afternoon watching waves from the beach.

Melissa S.


I have always loved to sail and Rob Swain Sailing School has some of the best instuctors in the country!


Melissa S.


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Rob Swain Sailing School is an accredited training facility of the foremost sailing associations in the US, offering sailing certification courses in Basic Keelboat (Learn to Sail), Live Aboard Cruising, Cruising Catamaran, Fast Track to Bareboating, Coastal Passage Making/Advanced Coastal Cruising, Coastal Navigation as well as customized courses in performance sailing and racing. RSSS also offers the International Bareboat Skipper’s Certification for both sailing and powerboating.

  • Rob Swain Sailing School
    17 Point Road
    Portsmouth, RI 02871
    (401) 293-0438

$62 for a One Day Intro Sailing Course - a $125 Value
$198 for a Two Day Basic Keelboat Course - a $395 Value

The Nitty Gritty:

  • May not be combined with other offers
  • Lessons are based on availability
  • Call 401-293-0438 to check on classes and times
  • May purchase 2 for yourself and give 2 as a gift
  • Must be 13 years or older
  • Maximum of 4 students per boat 
  • No cash back, no cash value 
  • Classes offered both weekday and weekends
  • Course format includes classroom and on-the-water time
  • After 2 day course and for an additional $75 paid directly to Rob Swain Sailing School you can take the US Sailing Association Basic Keelboat Certification exam course which qualifies you to charter a keelboat up to 29’
  • Voucher is transferable
  • Additional Terms and Conditions apply