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  • MONDAY, AUGUST 20th

    JOIN US FOR AN EVENING ON THE WATER, FOLLOWED BY DINNER AT OUR LAST MEMBER NIGHT OF THE SEASON 

    Members and students of all levels come down and casually sail together, then meet back at the Riverboat for dinner and drinks!

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  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 26th

    ISLAND RACE & BBQ

    An informal race around the harbor islands open to all boats in the fleet, followed by a BBQ on the Upper Deck.

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  • ASA 101 BASIC KEELBOAT 

    DISCOVER ALL BOSTON HARBOR HAS TO OFFER WITH OUR 26-HOUR LEARN TO SAIL PROGRAM

    The result? You'll graduate fully prepared to sail here in Boston or your favorite harbor anywhere. 

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  • MEMBERSHIP WITH BSC

    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! 

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The Fleet

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. 

See the Daysailing Fleet

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Daysail Boston Harbor and the Islands aboard our fleet of 25 Solings and 5 Sonars in historic Boston Harbor. 

See the Mid-Range Fleet

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Our fleet of J/24s and J/27s are perfect for daysailing, night sailing, and cruises of up to 3 days.

Mid-range boats are kept at slips for easy boarding and provisioning. Each is equipped with outboard motor, VHF radio, and safety gear.

See the Cruising 30 Fleet

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Enjoy access to the two C&C 34s, Beneteau 310, J/30, and three Sabre 30s for daysailing and for a cruise of up to 7 days.

Our cruising boats have standing headroom, full galley, barbecue, stereo CD player, GPS, enclosed head, berths for 6 adults, inboard diesel and roller furling headsails. Inflatable dinghies with outboards are available for all cruising boats.

See the Cruising 35 Fleet

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The Cruising 35 fleet features large, comfortable cockpits, wheel steering, pressure water, and more cabin space than the 30s.

Enjoy the use of our Jeanneau 349, Salona 33, Beneteau 36.7, Beneteau 34, Beneteau 35s5, and Beneteau 343s for daysailing, nightsails, and  a cruise of up to 7 days.

See the Cruising 40 Fleet

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In addition to large comfortable cockpits and wheel steering, our Cruising 40 fleet features bright spacious cabins with warm hardwoods, hot and cold pressure water, showers, refrigeration, propane stoves with oven, galley utensils and place settings for six.

These are seaworthy, performance cruising boats that can be taken offshore with confidence. Sail the Hanse 415, Hanse 375, two Bavaria 37s, Beneteau 37 and C&C 38. 

About Us

Founded in 1977, the Boston Sailing Center has become the most popular sailing school/sailing club in New England.

The Center is open every day, 9am until sunset, during the regular season (early May through October). During the winter months we offer frostbite racing, navigation courses, seminars, social activities, and vacation charters in exotic locations.

Our facilities are unique - a Louisiana Riverboat berthed at Lewis Wharf on Boston Harbor. Just a short walk north of Faneuil Hall Marketplace, our floating classroom and clubhouse is an excellent venue for parties and other functions. We're also close to a wide variety of historical sites, restaurants and nighttime entertainment spots. Public parking is available nearby.

From the Riverboat, we enjoy unrestricted sailing along Boston's historic waterfront and beyond, including day sails among the beautiful Boston Harbor islands, overnight trips to Marblehead and longer sails to destinations like Provincetown, Martha's Vineyard and Newport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Race Recaps

Weather permitting, we film all of our races. Not only is it a fun thing to watch at the post-race gathering, but it is a great tool for seeing how your crew work was at a mark rounding, or how you started with the rest of the fleet. Here are just a few races from recent years, but you can find even more on our YouTube channel.

UPCOMING [b]EVENTS[/b]

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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