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CBC brings kayaks to Providence

Community Boating Boathouse

The Providence Community Boating Center has announced that kayaking will be added to their programming this spring!

The simplicity of kayaking as an entry-level sport for anyone makes it attractive to get outside, get moving, and embrace a healthy lifestyle.

FREE recreational kayaking is now included with adult memberships! Paddle one day as a trial/guest member, or all season, + FREE guest! We want you to paddle with a friend, so you get up to 2 kayaks/ trip.

New to paddling? Join us for some basic instruction and a guided tour. FREE guided “RiverRomp” tours offer youth & families a healthy, active alternative to TV, video, and other indoor, static activities.

CBC will, of course, still be offering recreational sailing and sailing lessons this spring, but now a membership will also offer kayak usage and kayaking lessons!

An adult membership for the entire season costs only $195*, and basically gives you access to boats 7 days a week – with no boat rental fees and no maintenance obligations.

Only in town for a day, or worried about commitment? CBC offers a one-day pass for $75 – a great way to spend an afternoon before checking out a Waterfire.

More details on the CBC website including the 2012 Membership Application (PDF)

*packages and discounts available, too!


4th of July WINDependence Day at Community Boating Center

Find information about the 2012 WINDependence Day celebration on Facebook.

4th of July WINDependance Day at Community Boating Center
Monday, July 4 • 12:30pm-10:00pm
Providence Community Boating Center
109 India Street, Providence

CBC has announced a 4th of July waterfront party featuring skippered sailboat rides, bands, the RI Philharmonic orchestra in India Point Park, and waterfront fireworks view.

Sponsored by: Providence Community Boating Center, Local Mixed Tape, and


  • 5:00-7:00 pm
    • Skippered sailboat rides
    • Bands at CBC
  • 7:30 pm – RI Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Pops in the park.
  • 9:15 pm – Fireworks in front of CBC!

Suggested Donations:
Sailing – $4
Deck seats* for fireworks – $40

*CBC VIP deck seating includes beverages, burgers, a special keepsake, and the best fireworks view in the city! Seating is limited and will be first-come, first-served.

Proceeds benefit our non-profit sailing programs. Reserve your seat today!

More information including band line-up at Facebook.


Great Day for Community Boating

Picture from 2009's Regatta, despite the rain. This year: SUN!

It’s been 3 years since the CBC saw a sunny forecast for the annual Renaissance Regatta, but today looks like a lucky day.

Every year, the CBC tries to raise money to pay for its youth outreach and program initiatives by holding a regatta event. Companies, organizations, and individuals are invited to sponsor a team of sailors to compete in a series of sailing races during the day. Additionally, items are donated to CBC for a silent auction, and the public is invited to come cheer on the racers, participate in the auction, and go for a sailboat ride.

The event is TODAY and open to all. Tickets will be available at the door (discount for CBC members). Check out the CBC website or facebook page for more information.

See you there!