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  • WINTER 2018 CARIBBEAN COURSE 

    JOIN US FOR THE BEST SAILING INSTRUCTION AND WINTER HOLIDAY AVAILABLE

    Starting from Martinique, we cover the same content as our Boston courses - only with white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and trade winds. 

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  • UPCOMING COURSE - JANUARY 2018

    EARN YOUR CAPTAIN'S LICENSE AT BSC!

    This OUPV license qualifies the operator to carrying not more than 6 passengers on vessels up to 100 gross tons (GT). Typical employment opportunities include charter boats, sailboats, and excursion boats.

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  • UPCOMING COURSE

    ASA 105 COASTAL NAVIGATION

    This course presents all of the fundamental skills of navigation, with emphasis on techniques useful to cruising sailors. 6-Week classroom only course starting either January 9th or March 6th from 6-8pm.

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Daysailing may be over for the season, but we still have plenty going on in the winter including Caribbean Cruising CoursesFrostbite Racing, our Captain’s Licensing Course, and ASA 105 Coastal Navigation. Our winter hours are Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm. 

Caribbean Courses

Join us for the best sailing education and winter holiday available in our 22nd year of Caribbean instruction. 

$2780 - We cover the same content as our popular Boston courses - only with white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and trade winds. 

ASA 104

Starting from Martinique, the cruising area will include the surrounding waters and St. Lucia, aboard a Dufour 460 GL Liberty Gain the fundamental skills needed to cruise and charter successfully on this 6-day course. This course will prepare you for a Cruising 30 or 35 membership or for bareboat chartering.

This course includes entering unfamiliar harbors, anchoring, sail handling, dinghy use and more. We cover the mechanical and electrical systems of a full-size cruising boat, the navigation required for sailing in coastal waters, and docking under power.

The course is structured so you can fly in on the first day (or the day before) and out on the last day. No need for a hotel! The course fee covers all food and drink on board. 

Dates Saturday, January 20th - Friday, January 26th, 2018

Prerequisite 

Advanced Course or equivalent experience

Text Book

ASA's Bareboat Cruising Made Easy (included in course fee)

Certification

ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising

Prepares you for 

Cruising 30 or 35 Membership, Chartering in the Caribbean

Pricing is per student. We do have group enrollment discounts if you have at least two people! Contact the office for specifics and enroll over the phone if you are signing up a group.

Sign up for the January 20-26 Martinique Cruising Course


Questions?

Contact the Boston Sailing Center office by phone 617-227-4198 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and an office manager would be happy to assist you.

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Advanced Racing

For racers who want to move up in the fleet. Refine your skills in the boat and learn starting techniques, tactics and strategy against our 20-boat Tuesday evening Soling fleet.

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Overview

If you're looking for a series of courses tailored to meet your specific sailing ambitions, the Boston Sailing Center offers a number of Macro Programs. Whether you're looking to charter in the Caribbean and beyond, buy your first sailboat, or join the racing community, the Boston Sailing Center has the Macro Program to take you from beginner to success - all at a substantial savings.

Macros combine sequential courses and Student Memberships to give you the instruction and hands-on experience you'll need to achieve your goals. Students enrolled in Macro Programs have the full choice of course formats and start dates available to all students. However, only students in Macro Programs receive a FREE 45-Day Student Membership affording you the opportunity to practice what you've learned between courses of the Macro Program (refundable security deposit required; some restrictions apply).

 

Coast Guard Captain's License Course

$995 Earn your captain's license at the BSC

greg metcalfThis course will prepare you for the Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) license which allows you to take up to 6 passengers for hire. The course is Coast Guard approved and offered by the Atlantic Captain's Academy.

Topic Modules:

Deck General
Rules of the Road
Navigation General
Chart Plotting

Course includes sitting for the OUPV exam so you don't need to take the test at the Coast Guard Regional Exam Center. 

Requirements for Applicants

Applicants should be 18+ years old, a US citizen or greencard holder, able to pass a physical, and have no recent criminal felonies. Sea service requirements are 360 days (back 16th birthday), and 90 of which need to be in the last three years.

Before purchasing course, please review this list and visit the Coast Guard's OUPV page to make sure you meet all requirements. 

Additional Estimated Costs

This is a preparatory and testing course, and does not include the costs for Coast Guard application and other fees. Additional costs are estimated to be $165 for the Coast Guard Application, $75 for CPR/First Aid, $65 for a drug test, and $129 for a TWIC card. You will also need to arrange for a physical. 

Format

Winter Course. Class runs from January 8th to March 14th, 2018. Meets for nine consecutive Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for instruction, plus an additional Monday and Wednesday from 6-9pm for testing.

 

Sign up for the 2018 USCG Captain's Course


Questions? 

Contact the Boston Sailing Center office by phone 617-227-4198 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and an office manager would be happy to assist you. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED COURSE QUESTIONS

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  • OTHER COURSES
  • Macros

    If you're looking for a series of courses tailored to meet your specific sailing ambitions, the Boston Sailing Center offers a number of Macro Programs. Whether you're looking to charter in the Caribbean and beyond, buy your first sailboat, or join the racing community, the Boston Sailing Center has the Macro Program to take you from beginner to success - all at a substantial savings.

    Macros combine sequential courses and Student Memberships to give you the instruction and hands-on experience you'll need to achieve your goals. Students enrolled in Macro Programs have the full choice of course formats and start dates available to all students. However, only students in Macro Programs receive a FREE 45-Day Student Membership affording you the opportunity to practice what you've learned between courses of the Macro Program (refundable security deposit required; some restrictions apply).

UPCOMING [b]EVENTS[/b]

  • Nov 25

    No Racing on November 25th

    There is no racing on Saturday, November 25th due to Thanksgiving. Racing will pick back up on December 2nd. 

  • Dec 02

    Frostbite Racing

    Join us for Frostbite Racing in Boston Harbor! We offer J/24 fleet racing Saturday afternoons from 12 to 3pm. There will be 17 boats on the line from November 4, 2017 through March 24, 2018.

CRUISING [b]GUIDE[/b]

  • An ongoing, collaborative project developed by Boston Sailing Center staff and members. The most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date guide for sailors to the coast of Massachusetts.

    Boston Sailing Center Cruising Guide

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  • It's easy to find sailing partners at the Boston Sailing Center. As a member, student member, or student you have several options.

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