Sailing / Yacht Club
In 1838, George C. Nightingale, William A. Greene, Rufus Waterman, Henry Lippitt, Sullivan Dorr, Jr., William C. Allen, and Charles Arnold were among the influential men of Providence who founded the Narragansett Boat Club. As a result of the growth of the rowing program and the growth of the Narragansett Boat Club as an organization, those who are active rowers has also markedly increased. Of the approximately 130 members, fifty to sixty members actively row two or more times a week. The total mileage accumulated by members of the club now averages 70,000 miles annually. In addition, the club has developed regional, national, and world-level rowers in youth, elite, and masters (age 27 and older) programs. As a further statement supporting the life and activity of our Club, we have steadily purchased many new shells and, in 1992, we expanded the boathouse with a new fifty-five foot addition. We now have more shells in our building than what was owned by the club in the height of rowing popularity of the nineteenth century.
2 River Rd