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$895 Gain the skills needed to explore local waters with confidence.

You'll learn to handle a boat with an auxiliary outboard motor, and the refined sailing techniques to get where you're going quickly and comfortably.

asa 103Five sessions cover balance and sail shape, tuning, spinnaker handling, docking, and anchoring under power, use of marine radio, and daytime coastal navigation. 

An excellent preparation for the Racing course, Cruising course or Mid-Range membership.

Taught on:

J/24s and J/27s


Learn to Sail or equivalent experience.


ASA 103 Basic 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 certified.

Text Book:

ASA Coastal Cruising Made Easy (included in course fee!)

Prepares you for: 

Mid-Range Membership


The Advanced Course is offered in 3 different formats: 5-Week, Vacation Week, or Weekend. All formats include 24 hours of instruction. Includes lecture and on-the-water instruction.

Vacation Week: Classes meet for one week, Monday through Friday, from 10:30am to 4pm. 

Lecture meets 10:30am-12:00pm, followed by sailing from 1-4pm. Friday's class features an all-day navigation sail among to the Harbor islands... a great ending to a great week!

2019 Vacation Week Start Dates

5-Week: Classes meet 4:30-9:00pm one night per week for 5 weeks. 

Lecture meets 4:30-6:00pm, followed by sailing from 6-9pm. 

2019 5-Week Start Dates

Weekend: Held over two consecutive weekends - Saturday/Sunday, Saturday/ Sunday 10:00am-4:30pm. 

Lecture meets 10:00am-12:00pm, followed by sailing from 1-5pm. 

2019 Weekend Start Dates

Open: 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

Member Discount

One of the many benefits of membership at the Boston Sailing Center is that active Daysailing, Mid-Range, Cruising 30, 35, and 40 members receive 10% off the full price of courses. Discount applied in cart once logged in with your member credentials (if you do not know your credentials - contact the BSC, do not create another account). Discount cannot be combined with other offers. Not applicable to Macro Courses. 

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 and Cancellation Policies

Course documents, including format outlines and general course info


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.