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    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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    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. 

Island Races

An informal race around the Harbor Islands open to all types of boats in the fleet. The course is determined at the skipper's meeting.

How to Participate

The online sign-up is for the party after the race. To skipper a boat in the race make a boat reservation for that day. If you need crew let the office know. If you would rather volunteer as crew (or you are a Student Member), call the office and we will try to get you on a boat. See below about how the crew list works.

This is a great, informal day of racing followed by a barbecue back at the Riverboat with your fellow racers.


9:00 AM Crews arrive to rig
9:30 AM  Skippers Meeting
10:00 AM Race
1:00 PM Party



Looking to crew for the island race? This is how it works!

  • Inform the office you are intending to crew. If we hear that there is a boat looking for crew ahead of time, we will put you in touch with a skipper.
  • If you do not hear from a skipper, arrive at 9am to put your name on the "Wants to Crew" List.
  • The office will then do their best to match up crew with boats that are racing. If they have an extra spot, you are welcome to join their boat!
  • We also hold a couple of boats as "crew list only" boats. If we cannot match up crew with pre-booked boats, we will ask any person on the crew list who has a full membership to skipper a boat (usually a Sonar or a J-24) depending on the member's membership level.
  • Sign up for the BBQ in the link below

Member Nights and Member Brunches

Member Nights and Brunches at the BSC

If you're looking for sailing partners or you just want to meet your fellow members, Member Nights are a great way to do it! Members of all levels come down and casually sail together, then meet back at the Riverboat for dinner, drinks, and sometimes Trivia! Any member attending may be asked to skipper a boat. Please sign up at least 24 hours in advance as these events tends to sell out.

Member Night

Arrive at the BSC office at 5:00 PM to get your boat assignment and go for a sail, then return to the center for dinner on the upper deck around sunset.

Member Brunch

Late in the season, when sunset is earlier, we switch to a Sunday morning Member Brunch. Arrive at the office at 10:00 AM to get your boat assignments, then return to the Riverboat for brunch around 1:00 PM.

Open to current members and one guests. The online option below will only allow you to purchase one ticket. Please give us a call if you wish to buy two tickets.



Parties at the Boston Sailing Center

In addition to the Member Nights in the Summer, Member Brunches in the Fall, Island Races, and Seminars & Workshops, the BSC hosts a number of parties throughout the season.

Fair Winds of Spring

Kick off the beginning of the season with your fellow BSC members! A party open to all members before the season begins is a great way to meet the rest of the community and get back in the swing of things.

Reggae Party and Island Race

Everybody goes to the Reggae Party! This is the biggest party of the year. Take to the water for an island race with the rest of the sailing center and end the night at a party on the upper deck with a live reggae band, catered dinner, and drinks!

Wade Edward's Annual Match Racing Regatta

This is our only invitational Match Racing Regatta in honor of Wade Edwards. Match racing takes place in the morning and runs through the evening. The party begins and spectators are welcome to watch the race from the upper deck where the racers will join you for a party and celebration when they return from the water!

Halloween Party and Island Race

Grab your crew and your favorite cat costume for the last Island Race of the season! Race around one of the Harbor Islands and meet back at BSC for food, drinks, and awards on the upper deck!

Boston Charters

See Boston from a whole new point of view! Enjoy a private, captained sailboat cruise around historic Boston Harbor aboard any yacht in our 72 boat fleet.

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  • 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.


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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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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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