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Night Sailing

NEW ENGLAND BOATSHOW SPECIALS! Discounted to $360, through Monday, February 18th. 

$400 Classroom session covers the navigation required for night sailing followed by an evening sail.

nightsailingHands-on practice including dead reckoning, position finding, interpreting running lights and applying the rules of the road.

For Mid-Range Cruising members interested in sailing at night or expanding their horizons beyond Boston Harbor.

Taught on  J/30
Prerequisite  Advanced Course or equivalent experience 
Prepares you for Mid-Range membership with nightsailing priviledges


 CLASSROOM - NAVIGATION 5:30-6:30pm SAILING 6:45 to 11:30pm
Plotting courses
Dead reckoning
LOPs and fixes
Running fix
Light characteristics of aids to navigation
Running light requirements
Interpreting running lights on other vessels and applying the rules of the road
Low visibility navigation
Route planning
Discuss clothing and personal equipment, hypothermia and seasickness 
Preparation of the boat for a cruise
Evaluating weather forecasts
Planning a sensible route with alternatives
Selecting and trimming sails for optimum comfort and speed
Coastal navigation
Night sailing techniques
Techniques for sailing in poor visibility
Applying the rules of the road
Discuss common problems and potential emergencies with appropriate responses 


One Evening: This one evening course begins at 5:30pm with a one hour classroom session followed by an evening of night sailing and navigation. Class ends at 11:30pm.

2019 Night Sailing 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

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

Course Documents

Rescheduling and Cancellation Policies


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.