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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. 

Racing Program Overview

Join one of the largest one design racing programs in New England. We provide the boats, so all you have to do is provide the crew!

One-Design Racing Series

Racing Classes

Links

Sailing News and Events

Volvo Ocean Race

America's Cup

World Match Racing Tour

Sailing Video on Demand from t2p.tv 
Video coverage of regattas plus boat handling tips. There is a free viewer but you need to register.

Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Weather Sites

For the current conditions and forecast go to Today's Conditions.

National Weather Service Boston 
The "Quick Glimpse at the Weather" map is helpful for finding out if there are any advisories issued. If you can figure out how to read the table, the "Recent Conditions > Observations" link gives the wind speed at Logan for the past 72 hours.

Buoy Observation 
Good site for finding out what's going on 16 miles east of Boston and other offshore locations. Includes wave heights. Check out the satellite wind map.

Navigation

Maine Harbors 
Tide charts for the coast of New England as well as nautical links and book reviews.

US Coast Guard Navigation Center 
Has PDF versions of Local Notice to Mariners if you want to keep your charts updated. Also has GPS satellite status.

Boston Harbor Islands

Boston Harbor Island National Park Area

Sailing Magazines

Sailing World Magazine

Sail Magazine

Yachting World Magazine

Sailing Organizations

US Sailing

American Sailing Association (ASA)

International Sailing Federation

Sailing Gear

Boston Sailing Center is a dealer for Helly Hansen, Henri Lloyd, and Gill.

Many items are customized with the BSC logo.

We offer a 15% discount off list prices to all our members and current students. We stock gloves and a limited selection of foul weather gear jackets, bibs, racing smocks, base layers, and deck pants. If we do not have a particular item, color or size in stock, we can order anything from Henri LloydHelly Hansen and Gill.

We also have a selection of Boston Sailing Center gear such as fast-dri T-shirts and polos, Croakies to keep your glasses from falling overboard, and hats for when the wind takes yours!

Helly HansengillHenri Lloyd

Charters

The Boston Sailing Center offers a variety of ways to get out on the water without being a member.

Whether it is here in Boston, the tropical waters of the Caribbean, or perhaps the Greek Islands and beyond, we can get you or a group sailing no matter what your sailing experience or destination.

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.

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  3. CRUISING [b]30[/b]
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