What follows is some information to help teachers prepare for their class trip,so that you and your class can make the most of your experience aboard the ship. Please take some time preparing your students and enjoy! Our trip takes us down the Providence River and into Narragansett Bay. We usually hold four "learning stations" over the course of the three hour sail, set some time aside for lunch, and some time for students to simply enjoy the thrill of sailing an historic tall ship. Students will be introduced to maritime history and the commercial shipping of today as we weave our way down the channel.

Classroom Under Sail begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. Please be at India Point Park by 9:45 a.m. Late arrival means a shortened program for your class.

It is cooler on the water, so dress warmly. If it looks like it might rain, have students bring raingear. Sneakers should be worn on the ship.

The capacity of the Providence is 40 passengers. This includes teachers and chaperones.

We ask that teachers and chaperones assist with our program. Please try to provide one chaperone for every 10 students. We expect chaperones to monitor students' behavior.

Listening to instructions is an important part of operating a tall ship. Please do not bring personal stereos on the boat! It is essential that all passengers hear directions.

There is a time allotted for lunch, but eating is not allowed until that time. Gum and candy are not allowed on the Providence. The Providence is certified by the US Coast Guard. Her Captain and crew are licensed, certified, and drug free.

We ask that students and teachers use the restroom before coming aboard the Providence. We do have a toilet aboard, but it is delicate and waste must be stored in limited amounts aboard the vessel until we can pump it out.

Lifejackets are carried for each and every person aboard the Providence. While we do not require them to be worn, they are available upon request.

Age Requirements
Minimum age for sail participants is 4th grade. For younger groups, we offer Sloop Providence Dockside, a presentation with similar programming on the dock and aboard the Providence. During Sloop Providence Dockside, students participate in sail training and educational activities without the Providence leaving the dock.

We reserve the right to cancel due to inclement weather (high wind, thunderstorms, etc.), although we will go out in rain. If the Captain decides to cancel the trip, we will work with you to reschedule. Cancellation due to cold or rain is at your discretion.

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Please contact Adria Lande, Education Director, at
adria_sloopprovidenceri@cox.net or call her on
her direct line at 401-274-1776