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  • OPEN HOUSE SPECIALS

    DISCOUNTS ON ALL COURSES, INCLUDING $100 OFF LEARN TO SAIL

    Save on our award-winning 26-Hour Learn to Sail program, Macro programs, and all other courses through Monday, April 30th. 

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  • OPEN HOUSE SPECIALS

    ALREADY KNOW HOW TO SAIL? JOIN THE CLUB!

    We have 75+ boats spread over five levels of membership, from small daysailers to large inboard cruisers. The best alternative to boat ownership in New England! Discounts through Monday, April 30th. 

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  • SUMMER SOLING RACING 

    SPACE FOR NEW TEAMS AND CREW IN THIS OFTEN SOLD OUT SERIES

    We offer Soling fleet racing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from May through August. Contact the office to get involved! 

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  • CORPORATE SAILING EVENTS

    CHART A NEW COURSE FOR YOUR NEXT COMPANY OUTING

    Whether you seek a relaxing seaside outing, or a serious team building experience, Boston Sailing Center can customize the perfect sailing event for your organization.

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Our Annual Free Sailing Open House Weekend is April 28th and April 29th LEARN MORE about discounts on membership, instruction, and more!

Coastal Navigation

$510 Our Coastal Navigation course presents all the fundamental skills of navigation, with emphasis on the techniques most useful to the cruising sailor. March 2018 session is sold out. 

CONAVThe course meets at the BSC Riverboat from 6pm-8pm for 6 consecutive Tuesdays. Course fee includes the necessary charts, tools, and textbook.

Topics Include... 

The magnetic compass, use of the nautical chart, dead reckoning, various methods of fixing position, tides and tide tables, navigating in current, and selection of anchorages. 

Location

Classroom only, held in the Riverboat

Prerequisite 

None!

Certification

ASA 105 Coastal Navigation

Materials

Parallel Rules, Dividers, Training Chart, Coastal Navigation textbook - all included in course fee! 

Format

This course is six consecutive classroom sessions on Tuesdays starting in January or March from 6:00-8:00pm. 

Coastal Navigation Start Dates

Rescheduling/Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend your course on the date you select, you may receive a full refund or reschedule your course up to your commitment date, which is 14 days prior to your start date. Thereafter, no refunds are allowed and the course may not be rescheduled.


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

 

Racing

For sailors with little or no racing experience. This course will teach you the racing rules, boat handling, spinnaker skills and boat speed needed to be competitive.

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Coastal Passage Making

$1820 Learn the skills required for making longer passages in coastal waters.

This 5-day sail aboard the C&C 38 (typically to Nantucket and returning outside Cape Cod) teaches advanced navigation and seamanship in the challenging waters of Buzzards Bay and the Atlantic. 

cpm bookCourse includes GPS, diesel engine trouble-shooting, day and night watches, nighttime landfalls and heavy weather skills. Throughout, we encourage high levels of responsibility and decision-making. Graduates will be prepared for a Cruising 40 membership, chartering worldwide or sailing their own large yacht in most conditions. Please see a recommended gear list here. 

Taught on 

C&C 38

Prerequisite

Cruising Course or equivalent experience

Text Book

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship by John Rousmaniere (included in course fee)

Certification

ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising *Certification awarded upon successful course completion and written ASA 103 test. Contact the office if you are not already an ASA member and ASA 101, 103, 104, and 105 certified.

Prepares you for

Cruising 40 Membership

Format

Thursday-Monday: This course consists of a 5 day cruise from Thursday AM to Monday PM.

Students meet at 10:00am on Thursday and head for the Cape based on the current in the canal. Course ends on Monday afternoon. 

Coastal Passage Making Start Dates

Open Format: Choose the "Open" format if you would like to register now but choose the format and start date at a later time.

Open Format - Choose your start date later

Waitlist: If the course you want is full, call the office to be added to the waitlist.

Course Policies

Rescheduling/Cancellation Policies

Course Documents, including syllabus and packing list


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

Cruising Course

$1520 This course will prepare you for a Cruising 30 or Cruising 35 membership or for bareboat chartering in waters like the Virgin Islands.

Two evening sessions cover the mechanical and electrical systems of a full-size cruising boat, the navigation required for day and night sailing in coastal waters, and docking under power. 

CruisingThe full weekend sail teaches all the fundamental skills needed to charter and cruise successfully, including entering unfamiliar harbors, anchoring, sail handling, dinghy use and more. Fees include food and drink. See the recommended gear list here. 

Taught on: 

C&C 38

Prerequisite: 

Advanced Course or equivalent experience.

Text Book: 

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

Certification: 

ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising *Certification awarded upon successful course completion and written ASA 104 test. Contact the office if you are not already an ASA member and ASA 101 and 103 certified.

Prepares you for: 

Cruising 30 or 35 Membership

Format

Wednesday-Sunday: The Cruising Course meets Wednesday to Sunday. (W/Th 6-9pm, Cruise Fri PM-Sun PM)

Classroom and on-board instruction are on Wednesday and Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for. Cruise leaves on Friday evening (typically around 5pm) and returns Sunday evening.

Cruising Course Start Dates

Open Format: Choose the "Open" format if you would like to register now but choose the format and start date at a later time.

Open Format - Choose your start date later

Waitlist: If the course you want is full, call the office to be added to the waitlist.

Course Policies

Rescheduling/Cancellation Policies

Course documents including syllabus and packing lists

 


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]

  • Apr 23

    Reservations Open

    Our online reservation system opens April 23rd. Members can start booking boats anytime after the first day of the season on April 30th 

  • Apr 28 to Apr 29, 2018

    Open House

    We're offering free sails on Boston Harbor. Go for a sail on one of our boats ranging from 24 to 40 feet. Each boat will be captained by an experienced sailor, so you can sit back and enjoy the ride or take a turn on the helm.

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

FIND [b]SAILING PARTNERS[/b]

  • 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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MEET [b]OUR STAFF[/b]

OUR [b]FLEET[/b]

Our 75+ boat fleet features boats from 23 to 40 feet and span 5 distinct membership categories.
Each boat is rigged for spinnaker and comes with all necessary equipment.

  1. [b]DAY[/b]SAILERS
  2. [b]MID[/b]-RANGE
  3. CRUISING [b]30[/b]
  4. CRUISING [b]35[/b]
  5. CRUISING [b]40[/b]

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