You’re Invited: Renaissance Regatta – July 16th, Providence, RI

Each July, Community Boating Center (CBC) in Providence, RI organizes and runs a “Renaissance Regatta,” as their main annual fundraiser.  Part of their revenue comes from dues, but a large percentage of the students are on scholarship, so they rely on grants, sponsorships, and donations to pay their operating expenses. Jamestown Distributors is proud to sponsor the event and lend our company President, Mike Mills, to the Board of Directors. At least come to the party to heckle Mike as he does his “sponsor” thing.

During the Regatta, sponsors have the opportunity to come down to our boathouse, meet our sailors, and (should they choose), go out on the water for a sail or fun race with some of the kids and other sponsors.  We organize a silent auction and barbecue, and it’s a chance for us to toast all of CBC’s supporters, volunteers, and staff.

  • Get a tour of CBC Center and meet the sailors, instructors and board members who make CBC Providence such a success.

  • Tour a classic Sparkman & Stephens-designed 53′ Sloop Sonny at the CBC dock. “Sonny” will  be open for all to see.sonny

  • Watch NYT Yachting Reporter, Chris Museler, and his MOTH buddies rip around the waterfront in Providence in foiling moths.

    ©ThMartinez/Sea&Co.  ARNAUD PSAROFAGHIS (SUI 4)

    ©ThMartinez/Sea&Co. ARNAUD PSAROFAGHIS (SUI 4)

If you’re local to Rhode Island or the Providence vicinity – please consider supporting CBC. It keeps kids busy and off the streets, it occupies a beautiful piece of formerly dilapidated waterfront in downtown Providence, it teaches kids and teens to love and respect the water and it supports the notion that accessibility to the water and to public “Learn to Sail” programs are a vital part of any waterfront city. Continue reading