Located near Gate One, across from the Officers’ Club, the MWR Coaster Harbor Island Marina offers sailing and powerboating classes to authorized patrons, ages 18 and older. Berthing is available, as well as a boat launching ramp for towed boats. Sailboats and powerboats may be rented with an appropriate qualification card; kayaks and paddleboards may be rented, no qualification card needed. Open May through October, Monday through Friday, noon to half an hour before sunset and 8 a.m. to half an hour before sunset on weekends and holidays.
Each sail and powerboat student must complete the RI Safe Boating Course at: https://www.boat-ed.com/rhodeisland/ and present the certificate of completion at the first ground school session. This is followed by the required proctored Rhode Island State Safe Boating Exam which will be given to you during one of the ground school sessions at Naval Station Newport, R.I.
Sessions and end times are subject to weather and sunset time.
The Navy Recreational Sailing Program requires all participants to wear personal floatation devices while being trained on the water.
This MWR facility is open to active duty personnel, retirees, reservists, eligible family members, DoD civilians and contractors with base access.