About the Sail Training Program (STP)

The BYC has a wide range of instructional programs that begin with our Sail Training Program (STP). Acknowledged as among the best and most successful on Narragansett Bay, members’ children learn in a safe, fun and educational manner about boats and the water. The introductory program is open to children who are 5 years of age and have completed Kindergarten.

This program continues into Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced and Racing, depending on the level of skill attained and desired. Our instructors are highly experienced. Many of our Junior sailing members have gone on to achieve national and international competitive recognition.

STP Mission Statement

The mission of Barrington Yacht Club’s Sail Training Program (STP) is to provide quality instruction to members of all ages that will broaden their knowledge and love of sailing, either on the race course or cruising, that will last them a lifetime.

STP Goals

  • Promote safety and respect for the water
  • Teach boat handling, seamanship and sportsmanship
  • Have fun!

Parents of Opti Intermediate/Advanced sailors – Even if your child is not on the Race Team, please check out the information on our Race Team page. There are links to resources that will help you navigate the world of NBYA regattas.

Oliver Tutt, Sail Training Committee Chair