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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


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. 

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.

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 30 days prior to your start date. Thereafter, no refunds are allowed and the course may not be rescheduled.


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.