This is a wonderfully protected mooring spot (except for NW winds which we encountered Saturday night :). The facilities are clean and neat and the staff focused on making your stay 5*. The 20-minute walk to Jamestown is easy. We rented bikes on Saturday from Jamestown Outdoors and had a grand ride to visit Beavertail Light House (3 oldest in the US).. Many places to eat, a well-supplied hardware and ice cream all right there.
Spent the winter at sail newport. All good.
We reserved a dock for Fri/Sat of Gaspee weekend. Kudos to dockmaster Ben for showing us to the dock when we arrived. Docks were clean and neat, as were the restrooms ( I won't "dock" them 0.3 for being light on TP sunday morning at 6am because all other logistics were perfecto :). Docks seemed very full - like 100%. Suggest you book in advance. The 4-block walk to Pawtuxet Village produced a variety of eateries and more. Of course we were there for the Parade which was a 2-hour fun time with many drum/buggle corps plus musket and cannon firing.