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Cruising Course

$1520 This course will prepare you for a Cruising 30 or Cruising 35 membership or for bareboat chartering in waters like the Virgin Islands.

Two evening sessions cover the mechanical and electrical systems of a full-size cruising boat, the navigation required for day and night sailing in coastal waters, and docking under power. 

CruisingThe full weekend sail teaches all the fundamental skills needed to charter and cruise successfully, including entering unfamiliar harbors, anchoring, sail handling, dinghy use and more. Fees include food and drink. See the recommended gear list here. 

Taught on: 

C&C 38


Advanced Course or equivalent experience.

Text Book: 

ASA's Bareboat Cruising Made Easy (included in course fee)


ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising *Certification awarded upon successful course completion and written ASA 104 test. Contact the office if you are not already an ASA member and ASA 101 and 103 certified.

Prepares you for: 

Cruising 30 or 35 Membership


Wednesday-Sunday: The Cruising Course meets Wednesday to Sunday. (W/Th 6-9pm, Cruise Fri PM-Sun PM)

Classroom and on-board instruction are on Wednesday and Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for. Cruise leaves on Friday evening (typically around 5pm) and returns Sunday evening.

Cruising Course 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.