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Coastal Passage Making

NEW ENGLAND BOATSHOW SPECIALS! Discounted to $1760, through Monday, February 18th. 

$1900 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 

Jeanneau 389


Cruising Course or equivalent experience

Text Book

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


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


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. 

2019 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.

Group Enrollment

Signing up with more than one person? We have a discount for that! Groups of two or more who sign up together for the same course qualify for discounts of 20% off the course fee after one student has purchased the course at full price (in other words, it's full price for the first person and 20% off for each additional person).

To qualify for the group enrollment discount, purchases must be made over the phone. Contact the office at 617-227-4198 to register your group.

Course Policies

Rescheduling/Cancellation Policies

Course Documents, including syllabus and packing list


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.